Full Name

Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene

Born

September 10, 1979, Colombo

Age

42y 42d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5883112124154*29.50436148.70452231512432
ODI65027205.404461.36003041
FC2493884510181229*29.681545551118
List A126107920907021.320812655
T202317319129*13.6421389.6700211146
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test58------------
ODI6------------
FC24972520---4.33-000
List A126000-----000
T2023112811/81/88.004.0012.00000
Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Col CC vs Sinhalese7--04-Apr-2015Colombo (Colts)T20
Col CC vs Badureliya34 & 720/3026-Mar-2015Colombo (RPS)FC
Col CC vs Bloomfield36 & 1--19-Mar-2015Colombo (PSS)FC
Col CC vs Nondescripts4--12-Mar-2015PanagodaFC
Col CC vs Tamil Union31 & 15--05-Mar-2015Colombo (RPS)FC

Photos


Ross Taylor was beaten in flight and was bowled
The Sri Lankans celebrate a wicket
Prasanna Jayawardene was out in the final over of the day
Prasanna Jayawardene
Prasanna Jayawardene roars an appeal
Prasanna Jayawardene avoids a short ball