Nuwan Pradeep

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Nuwan Pradeep
නුවන් ප්‍රදීප්
Personal information
Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando
Born (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 30)
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Siraa
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
Relations Nilakshi Champika (wife) (m.2015)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 119) 18 October 2011 v Pakistan
Last Test 30 December 2016 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 153) 31 July 2012 v India
Last ODI 28 March 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 63
T20I debut (cap 65) 5 July 2016 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–08 Burgher Recreation Club
2008–11 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
2009–10 Basnahira North
2011 Ruhuna
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 23 17 1 56
Runs scored 117 12 0 73
Batting average 4.87 6.00 0.00 6.63
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 17* 7 0 21
Balls bowled 4,266 740 12 2,279
Wickets 57 18 0 76
Bowling average 44.63 41.94 27.42
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/62 2/21 5/30
Catches/stumpings 4/0 2/0 24/2 11/0
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 28 March 2017

Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando (born 19 October 1986), commonly known as Nuwan Pradeep, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who is playing for Tests and ODIs. With the fellow pacer Dhammika Prasad, Pradeep is the opening bowlers in test cricket.

Despite being a national cricketer, he had never actually played the game until he was 20. He shot into prominence after winning a bowling speed contest, earning a national test call up less than 3 years later.

International career[edit]

In 2010, Pradeep was called up to the Sri Lankan squad for the second Test against India. In 2011 he was again selected to the national Test squad, in the tournament against Pakistan in the UAE.[1][2] He made his Test debut against Pakistan in October 2011, but did not take a wicket on debut.[3]

He became an in and out pace bowler for Sri Lanka due to most of the injuries. Despite the fact, he is one of the fastest bowlers ever found on current Sri Lanka squad. He took his first international wicket by dismissing Mohammad Ayub of Pakistan on 25 June 2012 at Galle International Stadium. [4][5]

After the tour of New Zealand in 2014/15 season, Pradeep showcased his bowling abilities, which sealed him in the permanent spot in Test squad. He is currently a bowling partner of Dhammika Prasad in Test cricket.

On 5 July 2016 he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Sri Lanka against England.[6]

On 28 December 2016 he took the 10,000th lbw in Test cricket, when he dismissed Hashim Amla during Sri Lanka's tour to South Africa.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Pradeep is married to his longtime partner, Nilakshi Champika. Their wedding was celebrated on 7 May 2015.[9][10]


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