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Nuwan Zoysa
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Nuwan Zoysa

Sri Lanka
Nuwan Zoysa

INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2007

Full Name

Demuni Nuwan Tharanga Zoysa

Born

May 13, 1978, Colombo

Age

42y 360d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

TEAMS

A left-arm seam bowler with a loping, rhythmical run-up and action, Zoysa has shown plenty of promise, but his career has so far been plagued by injuries. He was discarded after a disappointing tour to England in 2002, but he trained hard and regained pace, nip and bounce off the pitch. Most importantly, though, he returned with the delivery that moves back into the right-hander, a weapon that makes him a far more potent force.

A natural striker of the ball, he's also emerged as a useful lower-order strokeplayer. During the A tour to Kenya in 2003, he was even employed as a pinch-hitter to good effect, and, making his comeback to international cricket in the one-day series against Australia in 2003-04, Zoysa further underscored his batting potential with a matchwinning unbeaten 47 in the final match.

His bowling continued on its upward curve, culminating in a damaging five-wicket haul against South Africa in the one-day series in 2004-05. First spotted by Arjuna Ranatunga, who encouraged him to join the SSC in Colombo, he made his debut during the 1996-97 tour of New Zealand. In only his eighth Test, Zoysa achieved the rare feat of claiming a hat-trick off his first over of the match, against Zimbabwe at Harare in 1999-2000. His victims were accomplished top-order batsmen too - Trevor Gripper, Murray Goodwin and Neil Johnson.
Charlie Austin (September 2004)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3040628828*8.4769541.430031540
ODI95472134347*13.1935895.8100297130
FC11814225206511417.6418200
List A1871082713205316.2903260
T20171442034120.30172118.020027310
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test305144222157645/208/7333.702.9269.00210
ODI9593425932131085/265/2629.754.5239.40210
FC1181490571553017/5823.772.8849.5070
List A187841961052426/146/1425.224.3534.70220
T201716324376214/104/1017.906.9615.40200
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Photos


Man-of-the-Match Nuwan Zoysa smashes a six during his 29-ball 48
Nuwan Zoysa in his delivery stride
Nuwan Zoysa bowls during a nets session
Nuwan Zoysa bowled Virender Sehwag for 19 in the 5th ODI at Ahmedabad
Nuwan Zoysa at a training session
Nuwan Zoysa bowls in the nets