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Nuwan Kulasekara


ABOUT

Full NameKulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

BornJuly 22, 1982

Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

NationalitySri Lanka

RoleBowler/Right arm fast-medium, All-rounder, Right-handed Batsman

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
IND-L vs SL-L 1 2 0 0 50.00 4 0 44 0 11.00 0
SA-L vs SL-L 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 25 5 6.25 0
ENG-L vs SL-L 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.00 1
SL-L vs BAN-L 1 1 0 0 100.00 2 0 17 0 8.50 1
SA-L vs SL-L 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 0 13 2 3.39 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 184 123 1327 1629 37 15.43 81.46 0 4 73 95 39 46 0
TESTs 21 28 391 930 1 14.48 42.04 0 1 64 47 8 8 0
T20Is 58 30 215 184 9 10.23 116.84 0 0 31 14 7 17 0
T20s 112 56 395 329 19 10.67 120.06 0 0 31 24 16 39 0
LISTAs 286 187 2042 2629 64 16.60 77.67 0 6 84 0 0 72 0
FIRSTCLASS 87 114 1684 0 22 18.30 0 5 95 0 0 35 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 184 181 1377.1 6751 199 33.92 4.90 5/22 1 0
TESTs 21 38 594.3 1794 48 37.37 3.01 8/58 0 0
T20Is 58 58 205.1 1530 66 23.18 7.45 4/31 0 0
T20s 112 111 392.5 2868 125 22.94 7.30 4/12 0 0
LISTAs 286 0 2122 9856 354 27.84 4.64 5/22 2 0
FIRSTCLASS 87 0 2076.5 6585 272 24.20 3.17 0 9 1
ABOUT

Nuwan Kulasekara Biography


Nuwan Kulasekara is a Sri Lankan cricketer and has represented Sri Lanka in all three formats of the game. He was born on July 22, 1982 in Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka. He is a right arm medium fast swing bowler and can make handy contributions with the bat.


Background


Kulasekara started his domestic cricket career playing for the Galle Cricket Club in 2002 and then moved on to play for the Colts Cricket Club in 2004. His smooth bowling action and the ability to swing the ball both ways helped him to make his debut for Sri Lanka.


Debut


At the age of 21, Kulasekara made his ODI debut against England at Dambulla in 2003. He was impressive in his debut match with figures of 2 for 19.


He made his Test debut against New Zealand at Napier in 2005. His performance was disappointing as he took just 1 wicket and scored a duck.


Rise to Glory


Kulasekara prospered as a bowler in the year 2008, when he took 47 wickets in ODIs which helped him to reach the career-best ranking of number one in the ICC ODI bowlers rankings.


He was named in the 2009 ICC World ODI team of the year.


Low Points


Though Kulasekara has a striking career in the limited-overs cricket, he failed to impress in Test cricket taking 48 wickets in 21 matches, at an average of 37.4.


Club Career


In the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings bought Kulasekara for a price of $100,000. He has also played for the Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League.


Stats and Records


Kulasekara has 199 ODI wickets to his name in 184 matches, with an impressive economy rate of 4.9. In T20 internationals, he has taken 66 wickets in 58 matches.


He is the only bowler to have bowled more than 5 maiden overs in T20 International cricket.


He also has the record for the highest ODI score for Sri Lanka for the number 8 position, scoring 73 vital runs.


Retirement


Kulasekara announced his retirement from the longest format of the game in June 2016 to focus on his limited-overs career. He is struggling to make his place in the playing 11 as he last played an ODI for Sri Lanka in July 2017.


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