Nuwan Pradeep is one of the 15 players who have been named in the Sri Lanka squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Nuwan Pradeep, who made his one-day international debut on 31-Jul-12, had played 34 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 15 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 27 runs, having faced 63 balls, at an average of 5.4 and a strike rate of 42.86. He was unbeaten in 10 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 7. He had 0 centuries and 0 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Nuwan Pradeep had bowled 1556 balls and taken 38 wickets while conceding a total of 1591 runs. He had an average of 41.87 and an economy rate of 6.13 His best ODI bowling performance was 3/28.
Nuwan Pradeep is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He shot into prominence after winning a bowling speed contest, earning a national test call up less than 3 years later. In March 2019, he was named in Kandy's squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In April 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
He made his Test debut against Pakistan in October 2011, but did not take a wicket on debut. He became an in and out pace bowler for Sri Lanka due to injuries. Despite the fact, he is one of the fastest bowlers ever found on current Sri Lanka squad. After the tour of New Zealand in 2014/15 season, Pradeep showcased his bowling abilities, which sealed him in the permanent spot in Test squad.
On 5 July 2016 he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Sri Lanka against England.
He took his maiden Test five-wicket while playing against India haul at Galle International Stadium in 2017. On 13 December 2017, during the second ODI against India where Rohit Sharma scored his third ODI double century, Pradeep conceded 106 runs in his 10 overs. This is the worst bowling figures by a Sri Lankan in ODIs and joint third-most by a bowler in an ODI.
He was included for the ODI squad for the Scotland tour prior to World Cup in 2019 where he won his first man of the match award for his four-wicket haul in the second ODI.