Nipuna Kariyawasam2022-08-09T00:20:05+01:00

Nipuna Kariyawasam

Date of Birth 30/08/1991
Age 31
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Kalutara Town Club, Kandy District, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for AUS/NZ (2022/23) & UK/EU (2023) **

Nipuna Kariyawasam 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, he has been unable to cement his spot in the respective sides he’s played for.

However, the 2017/18 season was a breakthrough one for Nipuna who 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 but a handy middle-order batter with a highest first-class score of 92.

The talented Sri Lankan all-rounder, who comes recommended by Chanaka Welegedara continued to excel abroad, playing his maiden UK league stint for Conisbrough in the South Yorkshire Cricket League in 2019. In both league and cup cricket, Nipuna took 39 wickets at 20.64 and struck 726 runs at 33, with best performances of 7-16 and 121 with bat and ball respectively.

Owing to injury, he didn't play regular cricket during the COVID period, but made a white ball return for Sri Lankan Air Force in 2022.

The Sri Lankan speedster is eager to spend a season in Australia before embarking on a UK return next summer**.

(** Nipuna needs to play 5 first-class matches to qualify for an ISP Visa in 2023).





Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Conisbrough (2019) 27 24 2 726 121 33.00 206 805 39 7/16 20.64
Date of Birth 30/08/1991
Age 31
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Kalutara Town Club, Kandy District, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for AUS/NZ (2022/23) & UK/EU (2023) **

Nipuna Kariyawasam 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, he has been unable to cement his spot in the respective sides he’s played for.

However, the 2017/18 season was a breakthrough one for Nipuna who 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 but a handy middle-order batter with a highest first-class score of 92.

The talented Sri Lankan all-rounder, who comes recommended by Chanaka Welegedara continued to excel abroad, playing his maiden UK league stint for Conisbrough in the South Yorkshire Cricket League in 2019. In both league and cup cricket, Nipuna took 39 wickets at 20.64 and struck 726 runs at 33, with best performances of 7-16 and 121 with bat and ball respectively.

Owing to injury, he didn't play regular cricket during the COVID period, but made a white ball return for Sri Lankan Air Force in 2022.

The Sri Lankan speedster is eager to spend a season in Australia before embarking on a UK return next summer**.

(** Nipuna needs to play 5 first-class matches to qualify for an ISP Visa in 2023).





Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Conisbrough (2019) 27 24 2 726 121 33.00 206 805 39 7/16 20.64
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