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Birthday Special [22nd July]: Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates his birthday today

On 22nd July 1982, Nuwan Kulasekara was born. He had a wonderful career in FC and List A cricket. He made his ODI debut on 18 November 2003 against England and a Test debut on 4 April 2005 against NZ. He became the 100th player to play Test cricket for Sri Lanka.

He was a swing bowler, with a good pace, but perhaps lacked the accuracy. Despite having a terrific FC career, he couldn’t replicate that in Tests. But he was a premium bowler for Sri Lanka in ODIs.

A smooth run-up and a repeatable action helped him to take 199 ODI wickets at 33.92.

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Success in ODI

As said earlier, he was a vital member of the ODI setup for a long time. Sri Lanka won the 2014 T20 WC, Nuwan played an essential role in that campaign. Also, he was part of a number of squads in ICC tournaments.

Nuwan Kulasekara

Unfortunately for him, MS Dhoni finished things in the 2011 WC Final on his bowling.

Farewell to Nuwan Kulasekara

On 10th July 2017, Sri Lankan Cricket Board dedicated the last match of the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh as a farewell match to Nuwan.

Anyways, He has had some wonderful moments on the field and he will reminisce while celebrating his birthday. Happy 39th Nuwan!

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Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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