Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 34 years 41 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Kandy Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Nickname Sirasa

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Vidhyaloka Maha Vidyalaya, Katana

Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 28 50 17 132 17* 4.00 361 36.56 0 0 19 0 5 0
ODIs 45 23 16 29 7 4.14 77 37.66 0 0 2 1 6 0
T20Is 14 6 5 10 8* 10.00 15 66.66 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 90 125 52 352 27* 4.82 845 41.65 0 0 40 11 34 0
List A 100 44 24 104 21 5.20 172 60.46 0 0 13 3 22 0
T20s 47 16 12 39 9* 9.75 52 75.00 0 0 4 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 53 5077 3003 70 6/132 7/180 42.90 3.54 72.5 6 1 0
ODIs 45 43 2119 2099 57 4/31 4/31 36.82 5.94 37.1 2 0 0
T20Is 14 14 265 407 15 4/25 4/25 27.13 9.21 17.6 1 0 0
First-class 90 152 11625 7151 209 6/132 9/113 34.21 3.69 55.6 13 5 0
List A 100 97 4391 3990 134 5/30 5/30 29.77 5.45 32.7 5 2 0
T20s 47 47 862 1168 49 5/17 5/17 23.83 8.12 17.5 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 6-10, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 1, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Lankan Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 16-18, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 8, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Dambulla Viiking v Kandy Tuskers at Hambantota, Nov 28, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/46 Tuskers v Viiking Hambantota 28 Nov 2020 T20
2/34 Tuskers v Kings Hambantota 26 Nov 2020 T20
0*, 0/33 Sinhalese v Lankan CC Colombo (Colts) 16 Aug 2020 FC
1*, 1/42 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 10 Aug 2020 FC
0*, 0/22 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4250
2/37 Sri Lanka v West Indies Hambantota 26 Feb 2020 ODI # 4247
1/42, 0* Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
0, 1/30 Sinhalese v Badureliya Maggona 15 Dec 2019 LA
1/10 Warriors v Gladiators Abu Dhabi 21 Nov 2019 Other OD
1/18 Warriors v Bangla Tiger Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2019 Other OD
Profile

Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep didn't play with a cricket ball till he was 20 but less than three years later he was in Sri Lanka's Test squad. He won a pace contest in 2007, impressing the talent scouts in a soft-ball event, and was sent straight to Sri Lanka Cricket's academy. He follows in the Sri Lankan tradition of maverick bowlers with unconventional actions. Like Lasith Malinga, he has a slinging action and has troubled many batsmen in domestic cricket with his pace, generated from a long run-up. Pradeep toured Sri Lanka A to Australia in 2010, where he was among the quickest bowlers from both sides though he didn't bag many wickets. Less than a month later, he was rewarded with a call-up to the national squad for the second Test against India.
Cricinfo Staff July 2010

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Oct 5, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep and Sri Lanka's bowlers were excellent from the get go, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Lahore, October 5, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep and Sri Lanka's bowlers were excellent from the get go

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Jun 4, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates dismissing Rashid Khan, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates dismissing Rashid Khan

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May 27, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep took the new ball, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 warm-up, Southampton, May 27, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep took the new ball

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