Naveed Nawaz

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Naveed Nawaz
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Naveed Nawaz
Born (1973-09-20) 20 September 1973 (age 43)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 132) 28 July 2002 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 94) 26 January 1998 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 30 June 2002 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 1 3
Runs scored 99 31
Batting average 99.00 15.50
100s/50s -/1 -/-
Top score 78* 15*
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings -/- -/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2017

Mohamed Naveed Nawaz (born September 20, 1973 in Colombo), is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler who played one Test and 3 One-Day Internationals for Sri Lanka.[1]

School times[edit]

During his school days he won the Sri Lanka's School Boy Cricketer of the Year in 1993.

Domestic career[edit]

For his long term club sides Bloomfield and later NCC, he plied his trade for many years as a regular number 3 batsman playing alongside Sri Lankan names like Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda De Silva, Hashan Tillekaratne and Kumar Sangakkara. His first class average was 40 and he got an opportunity to showcase this in 2002 almost 5 years after his first international ODI appearance and many years after his first ever international tour with Arjuna Rantunga's side to the Caribbean as a benchwarmer. Despite this he came out of that one Test match with a test average of 99 which remains his average to this day as he was once again shelved.

International career[edit]

Nawaz has played only one Test, against Bangladesh. He had played for his club side for several years before an international appearance had been forthcoming, his first and only international match taking place in July 2002, and in 2004 Nawaz ventured into Twenty-20 cricket.

After cricket[edit]

Naveed Nawaz retired from International and domestic cricket in 2005 and ventured into the field of coaching first-class cricket in Sri Lanka. He was player-cum-coach of Nondescript cricket club, head coach of Moors Sports club and his latest contract is as the head coach with one of Sri Lanka's cricket clubs; the Sinhalese Sports Club.

In 2007/08 Naveed Nawaz was head coach of the Fingara International cricket academy (FICA), an academy that is owned by a privately held company in Sri Lanka.

In 2009, Naveed Nawaz was appointed as consultant coach for the Sri Lanka women's team and accompanied them in the Women's world cup in Australia and t-20 cup in England.

In 2009, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed Naveed Nawaz the Head coach of the Sri Lanka National under-19 team.


  1. ^ "Naveed Nawaz". Retrieved 2010-04-14.