Nuwan Pradeep (නුවන් ප්රදීප්); is a Sri Lankan cricketer who has presented Sri Lanka Cricket Team in all formats of International Cricket. Pradeep is a right-arm medium-fast bowler with a right-handed batting style. Pradeep played his first-class cricket for Burgher Recreation Club, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club and Basnahira North cricket team during season 2007-08, 2008-11 and 2009-10 respectively.
Nuwan has played his List A, first-class and T20 cricket for Ruhuna cricket team. The first-class competition known as Inter-Provincial First Class Tournament, List A competitions. As Inter-Provincial Limited Over Tournament and Inter-Provincial Twenty20. He is married to his longtime partner, Nilakshi Champika. Their wedding was celebrated on 7 May 2015.
Pradeep conceded 106 runs in his 10 overs spell in One Day International against India, Rohit Sharma scored his 3rd double hundred and Sri Lanka lost by 141 runs, his spell is the most expensive spell by any Sri Lankan. Pradeep took his maiden Test match and international cricket on his debut against Pakistan on 25 June 2012 at Galle International Stadium, by dismissing Mohammad Ayub.
He recorded him when he dismissed South African top-order opening batsman Hashim Amla as lbw, that was 10,000th Law, in Test Cricket during 2016-Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa. Nuwan picked 70 wickets in his 28 Test matches while 57 in 45 One Day Internationals. He represented his national side in just fourteen Twenty20 Internationals taking15 wickets of them.
Nuwan has completed his 100 List A matches taking 13 wickets with his best bowling figure of 5/30. He appeared in 88 first-class and 45 T20 matches including his IPL career. Pradeep took 208 wickets in first-class and 47 in Twenty20 cricket. He made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore during IPL season 2015.
Nuwan Pradeep Career Stats
Nuwan Pradeep Profile
|Full Name||Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando|
|Date of Birth||19 October 1986 Negombo, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Batting Style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Test Debut||18 October 2011 v Pakistan (cap 119)|
|ODI Debut||31 July 2012 v India (cap 153)|
|T20 Debut||5 July 2016 v England (cap 65)|
|Major Teams||Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club|