Tharanga Paranavitana

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Tharanga Paranavitana
තරංග පරණවිතාන
Personal information
Full nameNishad Tharanga Paranavitana
Born (1982-04-15) 15 April 1982 (age 37)
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
NicknameMoraa
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
BattingLeft-hand
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 111)21 February 2009 v Pakistan
Last Test25 November 2012 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2001/02–presentSinhalese Sports Club
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 32 174 107 29
Runs scored 1,792 11,398 3,765 642
Batting average 32.58 44.17 41.37 23.77
100s/50s 2/11 30/50 6/26 0/5
Top score 111 236 116* 67*
Balls bowled 102 2,562 1,130 96
Wickets 1 33 20 4
Bowling average 86.00 40.66 44.60 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/– 176/– 60/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 November 2016

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana (born 15 April 1982 in Kegalle), or Tharanga Paranavitana, is a Sri Lankan Test cricketer. He is an opening batsman and an off-break bowler.

Domestic career[edit]

He made the most runs in the 2015–16 Premier League Tournament, with a total of 953 from 10 matches and 17 innings.[1]

In March 2018, he was named in Kandy's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[2][3] The following month, he was also named in Kandy's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[4]

International career[edit]

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.[5]

Despite being attacked and badly injured, Paranavitana recovered to register his maiden Test century sixteen months later on 18 July 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.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Records: Premier League Tournament, 2015/16: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ The Age |Sri Lanka cricketers wounded in shooting retrieved 3 March 2009
  6. ^ "Cricket: Sri Lanka wins toss, invites South Africa to bat". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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