Nuwan Pradeep, a sensational find for a fast bowler who took to cricket at age 20 fine-combed from softball cricket at a pace contest, is of the unorthodox genre, who last played for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on March 3, 2021. His slinging, fast action from a long run up has been his forte that has troubled batsmen.
In a rapid ascension to national recognition Nuwan Pradeep made his T20 debut in 2016 against England five years since his maiden big call up to the test team in 2011 and ODI call up in 2012 against India. His long experience in the field could see the 34-year old who is the oldest player in the tour squad play a prominent role in the 3-match T20 and 3-match ODI series versus England.
His career was plagued by injury in the last few years which he has put behind in a comeback against the West Indies.
Pradeep has taken 15 T20 wickets from 15 appearances with best of 4 for 25 averaging 27.53 at an economy rate of 9.31 while he has 59 ODI wickets from 47 appearances with a best of 4 for 31 averaging 37.47 at economy rate of 5.96.