Full name Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe
Born August 14, 1971, Matara
Current age 45 years 343 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sialkot, Dec 12-17, 1991 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20-22, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jul 7, 2002 scorecard|
|First-class span||1988/89 - 2001/02|
|List A span||1990 - 2002|
Pramodya Wickramasinghe, or 'Wicky' as he was known, was a reliable medium-fast bowler, who lent valuable experience and control to the attack. Relatively gentle in pace, he relied on accuracy and movement in the air. He was educated at Rahula College in Matara and played his club cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club. He was introduced into the national pool after the Youth Asia Cup Championships in Bangladesh in 1989 and toured England with the Sri Lankan 'B' team in 1991. In 1992 he recorded the historic feat of capturing all ten wickets in an innings when he finished with 10 for 41 against Kalutura YCC. In 2000 he was forced to undergo surgery on his shoulder in Australia and found it difficult to cement his place in the side upon his return.
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