Nuwan Thushara

Nuwan Thushara

Sri Lanka

Right-Arm Fast Medium

Player Bio

Nuwan Thushara, a Sri Lankan pace bowler with a bowling action resembling the legendary Lasith Malinga, is making his mark in the IPL with the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2024 season. Here's a breakdown of his cricketing journey:

  • Playing Style: Right-arm fast bowler
  • IPL Debut: 2024 (for Mumbai Indians)
  • IPL Team (2024): Mumbai Indians (MI)

Early Career and Rise in Sri Lanka:

  • Thushara started playing serious cricket a little later than most professional cricketers.

  • Despite the late start, he impressed everyone with his slingy action and raw pace in domestic tournaments.

  • Breakthrough Performances:

    • He had a successful stint in the 2023 Lanka Premier League (LPL), emerging as the highest wicket-taker for Jaffna Kings.
    • He also made his international debut for Sri Lanka in 2022 and continued to impress with his wicket-taking abilities, including a memorable hat-trick against Bangladesh.

IPL Entry and Mumbai Indians (2024):

  • Thushara's talent caught the eye of IPL franchises during the 2024 auction.
  • He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians in a bidding war against Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping INR 4.8 crore.
  • His bowling style, similar to their legendary bowler Malinga, likely played a role in their decision.

Strengths and Potential Role in MI (IPL 2024):

  • Malinga-esque Action: His unique slingy bowling action can be deceptive for batsmen and creates awkward angles.
  • Raw Pace: He possesses good pace, making him a threat in the initial overs and during the death bowling stages.
  • Emerging Talent: While relatively new to the international scene, he has the potential to be a valuable asset for Mumbai Indians' pace attack.

Looking Ahead:

  • With Jasprit Bumrah recovering from an injury, Nuwan Thushara has a great opportunity to establish himself in the Mumbai Indians lineup.
  • His performance in IPL 2024 will be crucial in determining his future with the franchise and his overall IPL career.

Current Age
29 Years

Nuwan Thushara IPL 2024 Stats and Recent Performance

Nuwan Thushara stats in IPL 2024, Find Runs, Centuries and wickets.

# Match Runs Fours Sixes Strike Rate Catches BOWL Economy Match Date
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 28 9.33 22-Apr-2024
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 18-Apr-2024
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 01-Apr-2024

Over All Recent Performance

# Match Runs Fours Sixes Strike Rate Catches BOWL Economy Match Date
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 28 9.33 22-Apr-2024
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 18-Apr-2024
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 01-Apr-2024
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 / 20 5.0 09-Mar-2024
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 48 12.0 21-Feb-2024
MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals - T20 0(1) 0 0 0.0 0 1 / 40 10.91 03-Feb-2024
Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 / 37 9.25 01-Feb-2024
MI Cape Town vs Joburg Super Kings - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 18 18.0 29-Jan-2024
Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 / 32 8.0 27-Jan-2024
Paarl Royals vs MI Cape Town - T20 0(2) 0 0 0.0 1 2 / 27 6.75 21-Jan-2024
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe - T20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 43 10.75 14-Jan-2024
New York Strikers vs Deccan Gladiators - T10 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 / 23 11.5 09-Dec-2023
Morrisville Samp Army vs Deccan Gladiators - T10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 08-Dec-2023
Deccan Gladiators vs Bangla Tigers - T10 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 / 22 11.0 08-Dec-2023
Morrisville Samp Army vs Deccan Gladiators - T10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 / 27 13.5 06-Dec-2023