Prasanna Jayawardene      

Full name Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene

Born October 9, 1979, Colombo

Current age 35 years 109 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 58 83 11 2124 154* 29.50 4361 48.70 4 5 223 15 124 32
ODIs 6 5 0 27 20 5.40 44 61.36 0 0 3 0 4 1
First-class 242 376 45 9854 229* 29.77 15 43 550 118
List A 126 107 9 2090 70 21.32 0 8 126 55
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 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 242 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 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 Colombo Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Jan 23-25, 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 Ruhuna Royals v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 25 Col CC v Chilaw Colombo (CCC) 23 Jan 2015 FC
7, 31 Col CC v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 16 Jan 2015 FC
3c/0s, 6, 1c/0s, 10 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
1c/0s, 10, 23, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
24, 4c/0s Sri Lankans v NZ Chairman Queenstown 21 Dec 2014 Other
14, 0c/1s Col CC v Ragama Colombo (CCC) 14 Dec 2014 LA
0c/0s, 24 Col CC v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 9 Dec 2014 LA
21, 0c/0s Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 5 Dec 2014 LA
3c/0s, 6, 1c/0s, 8 Sri Lanka v England Lord's 12 Jun 2014 Test # 2124
25, 3c/1s, 4* Sri Lankans v Northants Northampton 5 Jun 2014 FC
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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Jan 5, 2015

The Sri Lankans celebrate a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, January 5, 2015

The Sri Lankans celebrate a wicket

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Jan 5, 2015

Ross Taylor was beaten in flight and was bowled, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, January 5, 2015

Ross Taylor was beaten in flight and was bowled

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Jan 3, 2015

Prasanna Jayawardene was out in the final over of the day, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day, January 3, 2015

Prasanna Jayawardene was out in the final over of the day

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Notes

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

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS) - Nov 25-29, 2012
New Zealand won by 167 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle - Nov 17-19, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
No result
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele - Nov 6, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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