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Prasanna Jayawardene      

Full name Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene

Born October 9, 1979, Colombo

Current age 34 years 193 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka Board President's XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 55 77 11 2061 154* 31.22 4175 49.36 4 5 214 15 115 32
ODIs 6 5 0 27 20 5.40 44 61.36 0 0 3 0 4 1
First-class 236 364 44 9695 229* 30.29 15 43 537 117
List A 123 104 9 2031 70 21.37 0 8 126 54
Twenty20 22 16 3 184 29* 14.15 204 90.19 0 0 20 1 14 6
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 236 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 123 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 22 1 12 8 1 1/8 1/8 8.00 4.00 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Jun 28-Jul 2, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Jan 16-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 4, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Badureliya Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Dec 17, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ruhuna Royals v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 31* Col CC v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 3 Apr 2014 FC
2c/1s, 10, 2c/0s, 6* M.C.C. v Durham Abu Dhabi 23 Mar 2014 FC
26, 1c/3s, 36, 2c/0s Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 13 Mar 2014 FC
1c/0s, 5, 4c/0s, 3 Col CC v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 6 Mar 2014 FC
59, 0c/0s, 17, 0c/3s Col CC v SL Air SC Colombo (CCC) 28 Feb 2014 FC
3c/2s, 77, 1c/0s Col CC v Badureliya Colombo (CCC) 21 Feb 2014 FC
61*, 1c/1s, 6, 0c/1s Col CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 14 Feb 2014 FC
35, 4c/0s, 49, 3c/0s Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014 Test # 2115
4c/0s, 9, 5c/0s Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 8 Jan 2014 Test # 2114
5, 1c/0s, 63*, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013 Test # 2112
Profile

Prasanna Jayawardene looked set for a long career after touring England as a 19-year-old in 1998, but had been marginalised since the rocket-fuelled arrival of Kumar Sangakkara in 2000. Waiting on the sidelines, in fact, had already been a feature of Jayawardene's career. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at Kandy in June 2000, but was confined to the dressing-room throughout, as Sri Lanka batted over the first three days before rain washed out play on the last two. The resurgence of Romesh Kaluwitharana threatened to push Jayawardene further down the pecking order, but his batting has steadily improved in the intervening years, and with the Sri Lankan selectors voicing their concerns about overburdening Sangakkara, Jayawardene was recalled to the Test squad for the tour of Zimbabwe in April 2004. However, it wasn't until the tour of New Zealand in 2006-07 when he established himself in the Test side, allowing Sangakkara to play as a specialist batsman. Jayawardene started making better contributions with the bat, scoring his maiden century, against Bangladesh. Though Sangakkara remains the first choice keeper in limited overs cricket, Jayawardene was given a chance to reclaim his spot when named in the Champions Trophy probables.

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Mar 25, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene roars an appeal, Durham v MCC, Champion County Match, Abu Dhabi, March 25, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene roars an appeal

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Jan 20, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene lines up to pull, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, January 20, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene lines up to pull

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Jan 20, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene avoids a short ball, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, January 20, 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene avoids a short ball

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Notes

Played three years for St. Sebastians College
Plays Division I Cricket for N.C.C.

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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