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Nuwan Pradeep Nuwan Pradeep Height: 1.78 m DOB: October 19, 1986

Pradeep has had a fairytale career of sorts. Having not touched a cricket ball till he was 20, he found himself playing for his country's Test side within 3 years. After winning a pace contest in 2007, he was fast-tracked into the Sri Lanka A side where again he impressed with his slinging action and high pace. Even though his career has been beset with injuries, Sri Lanka will need every ounce of that pace on the seaming wickets of England in June 2019.

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India vs Sri Lanka 2017

India vs Sri Lanka: Nuwan Pradeep over the moon after taking Virat Kohli's wicket

Cricket | Jul 27, 2017, 07:43 PM IST

Pradeep finished with brilliant figures of six for 132 as India amassed 600 in their first innings of the Galle Test.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017

Sri Lanka will have to come up with something special against India, says Rangana Herath

Cricket | Jul 25, 2017, 07:41 PM IST

Sri Lanka will miss the services of newly-appointed regular Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal who has been laid low with pneumonia.

nz vs sl nz rallies to take 118 run lead vs sri lanka in

NZ vs SL: NZ rallies to take 118-run lead vs Sri Lanka in 2nd test

Cricket | Jan 05, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

Wellington, New Zealand: Kane Williamson made 80 and B.J. Watling 48 in an unbroken 94-run partnership that rallied New Zealand to a 118-run lead over Sri Lanka on the third day of the second test

nz vs sl new zealand leads sri lanka by 48 at tea on day 3

NZ vs SL: New Zealand leads Sri Lanka by 48 at tea on day 3

Cricket | Jan 05, 2015, 08:51 AM IST

Wellington, New Zealand: Nuwan Pradeep took three wickets and Dhammika Prasad claimed the vital scalp of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Monday as Sri Lanka tightened its grip on the second cricket test at

nz vs sl new zealand trails sri lanka by 39 at lunch on day

NZ vs SL: New Zealand trails Sri Lanka by 39 at lunch on day 3

Cricket | Jan 05, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

Wellington, New Zealand: Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath shared three wickets before lunch on the third day Monday to tighten Sri Lanka's grip on the second cricket test against New Zealand.Pradeep dismissed Hamish Rutherford for

sri lanka dismisses new zealand for 221 on 1st day

Sri Lanka dismisses New Zealand for 221 on 1st day

Cricket | Jan 03, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

Wellington, New Zealand:  Recalled fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep took 4-63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second cricket test on Saturday as it seeks to reassert itself