Nuwan Kulasekara is right arm fast medium bowler and a right handed batsman with the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has played with the Basnahira North, Colts and Galle cricket clubs.
Nuwan Kulashekara started playing first class cricket in 2001. He debuted in International cricket in 2003 in a One Day Match against England at Dambulla. Kulashekara claimed 2 wickets in the 9 overs he bowled and gave away 19 runs. His wickets included that of R Clarke and ID Blackwell. Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets.
In 2005, Kuleshekara played in his debut test match against New Zealand at Napier. He claimed a wicket in the first innings and maintained an economy of 2.80 runs in the 25 overs he bowled. In the second innings, he bettered his economy at 1.72 runs in 11 overs, however could not claim a wicket in the match that ended in a draw. In 2006, he scored his first test half century in a match against England at Lord’s. In 2007, he was selected to the Sri Lankan World Cup team.
In a total of 117 ODI’s, Kuleshekara has scored 848 runs and claimed 124 wickets at an economy of 4.67. He also has 26 wickets and an economy of 3.14 to his name in the 12 test matches that he has played.
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