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Nuwan Pradeep

Bowler

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WICKETS
70
AVERAGE
42.9

Nuwan Pradeep

Bowler

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WICKETS
26
AVERAGE
40

Nuwan Pradeep

Bowler

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WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0

Bowler

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AGE
31
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Negombo

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Bio

Nuwan Pradeep has earned praise in Sri Lanka for bowling almost identically to Lasith Malinga.

Unfortunately for the paceman, his statistics haven’t been as prolific as his slinging teammate.

In an interesting development, Pradeep didn’t bowl a cricket ball until he was 20. 

However, his blinding pace excited selectors, who worked very hard with the promising prospect. 

Having played for four different Sri Lankan Premier League teams, Pradeep has certainly gained experience over the country. 

His 65 wickets in 40 matches has impressed many cricketing pundits, and left opposition players running for cover. 

The only downside to his bowling is a lengthy run-up, which means he struggles to bowl spells of more than five overs. 

While his bowling might have caught the eye of national selectors, it is fair to say that his batting has done him no favours. 

104 runs in 40 matches at an average of 3.35 makes Glenn McGrath look like a top-order player.

Pradeep made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2011, but failed to take a wicket. 

His match figures of 0-110 summed up Sri Lanka’s poor showing in a game they lost by nine wickets.  

His one career wicket at an average of 345 doesn’t do his ability any justice.

The Sri Lankan paceman has appeared in two ODIs, both played against India earlier in 2012. 

He enjoyed a little more success, picking up three wickets, including Rohit Sharma twice.

MATCHES
28
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
119
BEST BATTING
17
BEST BOWLING
6-132
Bowling
WICKETS
70
AVERAGE
42.9
ECONOMY
3.55
S/R
72.5
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
132
INNINGS
50
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
4
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
153
BEST BATTING
7
BEST BOWLING
3-60
Bowling
WICKETS
26
AVERAGE
40
ECONOMY
5.93
S/R
40.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
18
INNINGS
10
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
4.5
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
2
DEBUT
2016
CAP NO
65
BEST BATTING
0
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
9.25
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
0
INNINGS
1
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0

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