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Tharanga Paranavitana
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Tharanga Paranavitana

Sri Lanka|Opening batter
Tharanga Paranavitana

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2012

Full Name

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born

April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Age

39y 187d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

Education

St. Mary's College, Kegalle

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test32605179211132.58427441.922112065270
FC222362361494023645.822904151.4440692160
List A13012820462011842.77629073.44830680
T202929264267*23.77496129.43057219120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3261028611/261/2686.005.05102.00000
FC22229021506374/3940.703.1178.40100
List A1301178952204/254/2547.604.8458.90100
T2029139611741/31/329.257.3124.00000
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
Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavitana survived a hostile early spell from Junaid Khan