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Nuwan Kulasekara

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He played softball before making the switch to cricket.

WICKETS
48
AVERAGE
37.4

Nuwan Kulasekara

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He played softball before making the switch to cricket.

WICKETS
199
AVERAGE
33.9

Nuwan Kulasekara

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He played softball before making the switch to cricket.

WICKETS
66
AVERAGE
23.2

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
35
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Nittambuwa

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Chennai Super Kings

Bio

Nuwan Kulasekara was part of the Sri Lanka World Cup teams which finished runners-up at the 2007 and 2011 tournaments.

A right-arm fast bowler, Kulasekara made his one-day international debut in 2003 against England and made an instant impact, taking 2-19.

His Test debut followed in 2005 but inconsistent form saw the lively seamer dropped from the Sri Lanka squad for eight months in 2006.

Kulasekara bounced back to earn a place in the 2007 World Cup squad and has been a regular member of the ODI squad since.

He was briefly ranked the No.1 ODI bowler in the world in 2009 and his career best figures of 5-22 were against Australia early 2013.

Also handy in the lower order with the bat, Kulasekara has a high score of 73 also against Australia in 2012.

MATCHES
21
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
121
BEST BATTING
64
BEST BOWLING
4-21
Bowling
WICKETS
48
AVERAGE
37.4
ECONOMY
3.02
S/R
74.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
391
INNINGS
28
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
14.48
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
184
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
104
BEST BATTING
73
BEST BOWLING
5-22
Bowling
WICKETS
199
AVERAGE
33.9
ECONOMY
4.9
S/R
41.5
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1327
INNINGS
123
NOT OUTS
37
AVERAGE
15.43
100s
0
50s
4
MATCHES
58
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
25
BEST BATTING
31
BEST BOWLING
4-31
Bowling
WICKETS
66
AVERAGE
23.2
ECONOMY
7.46
S/R
18.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
215
INNINGS
30
NOT OUTS
9
AVERAGE
10.24
100s
0
50s
0

Kulasekara takes three in four ball to finish

Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Kulasekara closed Australia's innings out with three wickets in four balls in the second T20I at Kardinia Park


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Kulasekara sanctioned for send off

Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara has been sanctioned after his send-off for Luke Ronchi in the final one-day international against New Zealand


Kulasekara bailed after tragic accident

Former world No.1 ODI bowler released by police following traffic collision


Kulasekara-sanctioned-for-send-off-still

Kulasekara punished for Ronchi send-off

ICC rule right-armer 'aggressively charged' towards batsman after dismissing him