background-image
Dhammika Prasad
background-image

Dhammika Prasad

Sri Lanka|bowler
Dhammika Prasad

INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2015

Full Name

Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dhammika Prasad

Born

May 30, 1983, Ragama

Age

37y 323d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

De Mazenod College, Kandana

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

A promising career with the national team looked certain when Dhammika Prasad took two wickets in as many balls in his first over of his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2006. He went on to play two more matches before his career was cut short by a back injury which kept him out of the game for six months. Having recovered, he was selected for the Sri Lanka A tour to England in 2007 where he hoped to perform well and regain his place in the national team. What may have helped him in this quest was his ability to bowl at the death in ODIs, having worked hard to develop subtle variations including a good yorker. Consistent performances on the domestic front earned him a first Test cap against India in August 2008 as Sri Lanka sought to add pace to their attack. He did not disappoint, taking five wickets in the match, including the wicket of India's best batsman, Virender Sehwag, in both innings.

Interestingly, Prasad started his cricket at De Mazenod College, Kandana, as a No.3 batsman. He played in this position till he reached 17 when he was forced to switch over to bowling fast because the school could not find anyone suitable to bowl with the new ball. He was selected for the Under-19 World Cup in 2002 and his performance paid off when he won a six-month scholarship to play in England. Prasad's best bowling effort was in the now-defunct provincial tournament when he took six wickets for 25 (match bag ten wickets) for Southern Province against Uva Province at the Galle International Stadium in 2004.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq August 2008

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test254443272698755/508/16935.973.7457.60510
ODI24241015976323/173/1730.505.7631.70000
T20I1118370---12.33-000
FC13016552102163516/2529.103.7047.102261
List A119481840181544/394/3926.095.0031.20100
T202120351467193/213/2124.577.9818.40000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test253924764712.8688853.600053860
ODI2412612931*21.5014688.35009310
T20I1-------------
FC130162182485103*17.25418459.3919320
List A11961187295016.9501220
T20211666217*6.207681.57003220
Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dhammika Prasad
Explore Statsguru Analysis

Photos


Dhammika Prasad took nine wickets in the series
Dhammika Prasad bowled a probing spell on the second morning
Dhammika Prasad struck in his first over
Dhammika Prasad celebrates a wicket
Dhammika Prasad winces after being struck on his arm
Dhammika Prasad celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma