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Nuwan Kulasekara
Nuwan Kulasekara

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Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 22nd Jul 1982

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 21 28 1 391 14.48 64 930 42.04 0 1 47 8 8 0
ODIs 184 123 37 1328 15.44 73 1629 81.52 0 4 95 39 46 0
T20is 58 30 9 215 10.24 31 184 116.85 0 0 14 7 17 0
First Class 87 114 22 1684 18.3 95 3456 48.73 0 5 194 22 35 0
List A 280 184 64 1982 16.52 84 2579 76.85 0 6 144 56 70 0
T20s 107 55 18 392 10.59 31 323 121.36 0 0 24 16 37 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 38 3567 120 1794 48 37.38 3.02 74.31 4/21 3 0 0
ODIs 184 181 8263 106 6751 199 33.92 4.9 41.52 5/22 4 1 0
T20is 58 58 1232 6 1530 66 23.18 7.45 18.67 4/31 2 0 0
First Class 87 152 12461 381 6585 272 24.21 3.17 45.81 7/27 11 9 1
List A 280 274 12498 170 9710 345 28.14 4.66 36.23 5/22 11 2 0
T20s 107 106 2256 10 2745 121 22.69 7.3 18.64 4/12 4 0 0
Profile

With his ability to swing the ball both ways through his right-arm medium-pace, Nuwan Kulasekara topped the ICC one-day rankings in 2009 after taking 47 wickets in an 11-month period. Originally a soft-ball enthusiast before he shifted priorities to cricket, Kulasekara is something of a limited-overs expert whose Test appearances have increasingly dwindled over the years. However, alongside Lasith Malinga, he is an integral part of the one-day set-up, and has gradually started pulling his weight with the bat too, making useful lower-order contributions. Indian fans, though, will remember him for the monster six from his Chennai Super Kings captain that formalized India’s grip on the 2011 World Cup.

Last Updated:22nd Feb 2016 Author:Manoj Narayan
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