Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Sri Lanka Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 35 years 97 days
Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Kulasekara made an instant impression in his first ODI, against England at Dambulla in November 2003, after being selected from relative obscurity. From a bustling run-up and whippy open-chested action, he generates a lively pace, moves the ball off the seam and can reverse-swing the ball. Most importantly though, he can maintain a tight line and length. He started his career as a softball enthusiast before he shifted his focus to cricket, joining Nugegoda Cricket Club and then Galle Cricket Club. He also won the best bowler award in the 2002-03 domestic competition. A maiden test fifty against England at Lord's in 2006 showed his natural batting abilities in the lower order. But his bowling during the same tour lacked penetration and he dropped out of the squad for eight months. However, having worked hard on his action and gaining an extra yard of pace, he secured a place in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad. He rose to become one of Sri Lanka's strike bowlers, and in a 11-month period starting April 2008, he took 47 wickets. That helped him jump to the top of the ICC ODI rankings the following March. Charlie Austin March 2009
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Bandaranayake College Gampha Basnahira North
Chennai Super Kings Colts Cricket Club Combined Provinces
Galle Cricket Club Kandurata Maroons Sussex

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 6 0 0 70 16.50 84 1981 64 184 280
firstClass 5 0 0 35 18.30 95 1684 22 114 87
T20Is 0 0 0 17 7 14 10.23 31 215 9 30 58
ODIs 4 0 0 46 39 95 15.43 73 1327 37 123 184
tests 1 0 0 8 8 47 14.48 64 391 1 28 21

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 11 4.66 28.14 5/22 5/22 345 9710 12498 280
firstClass 1 9 11 3.17 24.20 7/27 272 6585 12461 87
T20Is 0 0 2 7.45 23.18 4/31 4/31 66 1530 1231 58 58
ODIs 0 1 4 4.90 33.92 5/22 5/22 199 6751 8263 181 184
tests 0 0 3 3.01 37.37 8/58 4/21 48 1794 3567 38 21
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