Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 38 years 120 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Abahani Limited, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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 220 358 36 14875 236 46.19 28884 51.49 40 69 215 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 220 2890 1501 37 4/39 40.56 3.11 78.1 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 Sinhalese Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 10-12, 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
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
30 Tamil Union v Moors Colombo (PSS) 19 Dec 2019 LA
0/11, 33* Tamil Union v Ragama Colombo (PSS) 17 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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