Matches (17)
MLC (3)
ZIM v IND (1)
LPL (2)
TNPL (1)
T20 Blast (7)
RHF Trophy (3)

Full Name

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born

April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Age

42y 91d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Education

St. Mary's College, Kegalle

Tharanga Paranavitana is a tall, upright opening batsman who came into prominence during the Emerging Team Trophy in Sri Lanka in 2003. A run of consistent scores on the domestic scene followed, but it was Paranavitana's career-best 236 off 392 balls that helped Sinhalese SC clinch the 2007-08 Premier League Tier A title which furthered his opportunities at the international level. He made three hundreds during SSC's successful campaign and finished as the leading run-getter for the season with 893 runs at 74.41, and followed up with a century and two half-centuries in the unofficial Tests that Sri Lanka A played in South Africa. Named after that tour by coach Chandika Hathurusingha as a future prospect for Sri Lanka, Paranavitana earned a maiden Test cap in Pakistan in early 2009.
Cricinfo staff July 2009

Tharanga Paranavitana Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests32605179211132.58427441.922112065270
FC222362361494023645.822904151.444069--2160
List A13012820462011842.77629073.44830--680
T20s2929264267*23.77496129.43057219120

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests3261028611/261/2686.005.05102.0000
FC222-29021506374/39-40.703.1178.4100
List A130-1178952204/254/2547.604.8458.9100
T20s29139611741/31/329.257.3124.0000
Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

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Tharanga Paranavitana cuts
Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over
Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice
Junaid Khan dismissed Tharanga Paranavitana
Junaid Khan had Tharanga Paranavitana caught at slip
Tharanga Paranavitana survived the first session