Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 38 years 158 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Abahani Limited, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education St. Mary's College, Kegalle

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 60 5 1792 111 32.58 4274 41.92 2 11 206 5 27 0
First-class 222 362 36 14940 236 45.82 29041 51.44 40 69 216 0
List A 130 128 20 4620 118 42.77 6290 73.44 8 30 68 0
T20s 29 29 2 642 67* 23.77 496 129.43 0 5 72 19 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 6 102 86 1 1/26 1/26 86.00 5.05 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 222 2902 1506 37 4/39 40.70 3.11 78.4 1 0 0
List A 130 1178 952 20 4/25 4/25 47.60 4.84 58.9 1 0 0
T20s 29 13 96 117 4 1/3 1/3 29.25 7.31 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 21-25, 2009 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Nov 25-29, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Negombo Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 22-24, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Sinhalese Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 28, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 0/5, 18 Tamil Union v Negombo Colombo (Colts) 22 Aug 2020 FC
8, 30 Tamil Union v Moors Moratuwa 16 Aug 2020 FC
71 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 10 Aug 2020 FC
4, 36* Tamil Union v Badureliya Dambulla 14 Mar 2020 FC
68 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 28 Feb 2020 FC
35, 0/10 Tamil Union v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 21 Feb 2020 FC
92, 0/6 Tamil Union v Lankan CC Colombo (CCC) 16 Feb 2020 FC
45, 15 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (PSS) 7 Feb 2020 FC
10 Tamil Union v Saracens Colombo (PSS) 31 Jan 2020 FC
15 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 28 Dec 2019 LA
Profile

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

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Nov 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, November 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts

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Nov 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over

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Nov 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice, Galle, November 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice

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