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Nipuna Kariyawasam

Sri Lanka | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Nipuna Kariyawasam
Born30/08/1991
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Placed - Conisbrough CC (South Yorkshire Cricket League)
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. He 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 not only a genuine wicket-taker, who has excelled over the past 12 months, but a handy middle-order batsman with a highest first-class score of 92.

The talented Sri Lankan all-rounder, who comes recommended by Chanaka Welegedara, is set to play UK league cricket in 2019 having recently signed with Conisbrough for their South Yorkshire Cricket League campaign.

 

Last Updated

17/04/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 16 24 3 284 92 13.52 1096 785 17 3-37 46.17
List A 13 7 4 30 10 10 433 446 13 6-33 34.3
Twenty20 10 7 2 45 12* 9 162 236 10 3-24 23.6

Statistical record last updated 21st May, 2019
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