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Nipuna Kariyawasam

Sri Lanka | All-Rounder (Seam)


Nipuna Kariyawasam
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRA Fast-Medium | RH Middle-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsKalutara Town Club, Kandy District, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club U23s, Moors Sports Club U23s


Nipuna Kariyawasam (27) is a quality, and quick, seam bowling all-rounder playing domestic cricket in Sri Lanka. Whilst he has been around the domestic circuit since his debut in 2013 (for Moors Sports Club), he has been unable to cement his spot in the respective sides he’s played for.

However, last summer (2017/18) was a breakthrough season for Nipuna, as he dominated the SL T20 and One-Day tournaments taking 9 wickets at 11.44 and 10 wickets at 20.90 respectively. The finished joint eighth on the latter’s wicket-charts and just outside the top 10 in the T20 competition.

His exploits earned selection for the Super Four Provincial Tournament, where he played alongside the likes of Jeewan Mendis and Isuru Udana for Kandy District.

Brother of former Sri Lankan quick Dhammika Prasad, the former Sri Lankan Under-19 squad member, is now looking to ply his trade in UK league cricket next summer. Not only is he a genuine wicket-taker, who has excelled over the past 12 months, but he’s a handy middle-order batsman with a highest first-class score of 92.

He holds Sri Lankan coaching qualifications and has plenty of experience in this capacity. He is eager to secure a Player/Coach role in 2019 and is a player highly recommended by former Sri Lankan cricketer Chanaka Welegedara.


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Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 15 23 3 273 92 13.65 1024 730 14 3-70 52.14
List A 11 6 3 24 10 8 415 421 13 6-33 32.38
Twenty20 6 6 2 43 12* 10.75 96 130 9 3-24 14.44

Statistical record last updated 16th February, 2019
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