Naveed Nawaz

Mohamed Naveed Nawaz (Tamil: நவீட் நவாஸ்; born September 20, 1973 in Colombo), is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler who played one Test and 3 One-Day Internationals for Sri Lanka.[1] He is a appointed as under-19 coach of Bangladesh.[2] Under the coaching of Nawaz, in The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win the tournament.[3]

Naveed Nawaz
Personal information
Full nameMohamed Naveed Nawaz
Born (1973-09-20) 20 September 1973 (age 46)
BattingLeft-hand bat
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 132)28 July 2002 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 94)26 January 1998 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI30 June 2002 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 1 3
Runs scored 99 31
Batting average 99.00 15.50
100s/50s -/1 -/-
Top score 78* 15*
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings -/- -/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2017

School timesEdit

During his school days for D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo he won the Sri Lanka's School Boy Cricketer of the Year in 1993.

Domestic careerEdit

For his long term club sides Bloomfield and later NCC, he plied his trade for many years as a regular number 3 batsman playing alongside Sri Lankan names like Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda De Silva, Hashan Tillekaratne and Kumar Sangakkara. His first class average was 40 and he got an opportunity to showcase this in 2002 almost 5 years after his first international ODI appearance and many years after his first ever international tour with Arjuna Rantunga's side to the Caribbean as a benchwarmer. Despite this he came out of that one Test match with a test average of 99 which remains his average to this day as he was once again shelved.

International careerEdit

Nawaz has played only one Test, against Bangladesh. He had played for his club side for several years before an international appearance had been forthcoming, his first and only international match taking place in July 2002, and in 2004 Nawaz ventured into Twenty-20 cricket.

In 2004, he was appointed as the captain of Sri Lanka A side toured New Zealand and the team included very good players likes of Lasith Malinga.

After cricketEdit

Naveed Nawaz retired from International and domestic cricket in 2005 and ventured into the field of coaching first-class cricket in Sri Lanka. He was player-cum-coach of Nondescript cricket club, head coach of Moors Sports club and his latest contract is as the head coach with one of Sri Lanka's cricket clubs; the Sinhalese Sports Club.

In 2007/08 Naveed Nawaz was head coach of the Fingara International cricket academy (FICA), an academy that is owned by a privately held company in Sri Lanka.

In 2009, Naveed Nawaz was appointed as consultant coach for the Sri Lanka women's team and accompanied them in the Women's world cup in Australia and t-20 cup in England.

In 2009, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed Naveed Nawaz the Head coach of the Sri Lanka National under-19 team.

Bangladesh under-19 CricketEdit

in 2018, 16 July, Nawaz was appointed as under-19 coach of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Youth's ended as Runners up in the 2019 ACC Asia under 19 tournament which was held in Sri Lanka under his purview. During the tournament Bangladesh u19 team was able to beat hosts to ended as table toppers of group A. Under the coaching of Nawaz, in The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win the tournament. It was Bangladesh's first win in an ICC event at any level.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Naveed Nawaz". Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  2. ^ "Naveed Nawaz appointed Bangladesh Under-19 head coach". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  3. ^ "বাংলাদেশের 'সোনালি প্রজন্ম' জিতলো যুব বিশ্বকাপ". BBC News বাংলা (in Bengali). 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  4. ^ "অনূর্ধ্ব-১৯ দলের হেড কোচ নাভিদ নেওয়াজ". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  5. ^ "Under-19s look for winning mentality". The Daily Star. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2020-02-11.