Full name Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene
Born October 9, 1979, Colombo
Current age 35 years 295 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
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Jun 28-Jul 2, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard|
|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|
|Last First-class||Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 26-29, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Colombo Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Dec 14, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Apr 4, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|7||Col CC||v Sinhalese||Colombo (Colts)||4 Apr 2015||T20|
|34, 72, 0/30||Col CC||v Badureliya||Colombo (RPS)||26 Mar 2015||FC|
|36, 1||Col CC||v Bloomfield||Colombo (PSS)||19 Mar 2015||FC|
|4||Col CC||v Nondescripts||Panagoda||12 Mar 2015||FC|
|31, 15||Col CC||v Tamil Union||Colombo (RPS)||5 Mar 2015||FC|
|72, 10||Col CC||v SL Army||Panagoda||27 Feb 2015||FC|
|3, 0/13||Col CC||v Sinhalese||Colombo (SSC)||20 Feb 2015||FC|
|34, 15||Col CC||v Moors||Colombo (Moors)||13 Feb 2015||FC|
|4, 25||Col CC||v Chilaw||Colombo (CCC)||23 Jan 2015||FC|
|7, 31||Col CC||v SLPACC||Colombo (CCC)||16 Jan 2015||FC|
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.
Played three years for St. Sebastians College
Plays Division I Cricket for N.C.C.
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