Tharanga Paranavitana

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Tharanga Paranavitana
Personal information
Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana
Born (1982-04-15) 15 April 1982 (age 32)
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Nickname Moraa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 111) 21 February 2009 v Pakistan
Last Test 26 December 2011 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 32 154 92 29
Runs scored 1,792 10,086 3,259 642
Batting average 32.58 43.85 41.25 23.77
100s/50s 2/11 26/44 5/22 0/5
Top score 111 236 116* 67*
Balls bowled 102 2,195 944 96
Wickets 1 30 14 4
Bowling average 86.00 37.13 52.85 29.25
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/26 4/39 4/25 1/3
Catches/stumpings 27/– 155/– 51/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 April 2013

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana (born 15 April 1982 in Kegalle) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is an opening batsman and an off-break bowler. He made his international debut in a Test match against Pakistan in February 2009. During the second Test match of that series, while heading for the third day's play, he became one of the Sri Lankan cricketers wounded when their team bus was attacked by terrorists in Lahore, Pakistan.[1] Despite being attacked and badly injured, Paranavitana recovered to register his maiden test century sixteen months later on July 18, 2010 against India at Galle, Sri Lanka. He was dropped from the Test team at the end of 2011, being replaced by Lahiru Thirimanne for Sri Lanka's third Test of their tour of South Africa.[2]

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Test centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Test Centuries of Tharanga Paranavitana
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 111 11  India Galle, Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 2010
[2] 100 12  India Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club 2010

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