Full Name

Seekkuge Prasanna

Born

June 27, 1985, Balapitiya

Age

36y 154d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

5ft 9in

Education

Rewatha College, Balapitiya

TEAMS

An accurate legspinner, and an improving late-order hitter, Seekkuge Prasanna has become one of several Sri Lanka spin options in limited-overs internationals. Quick through the air, and possessed of a good googly, Prasanna has largely been picked when the pitch is expected to take turn. He is prolific in domestic cricket, where he and Ajantha Mendis regularly run through teams on the spin-friendly Sri Lanka Army pitch at Panagoda. Prasanna has also recently begun to feature in foreign competitions, playing in the Bangladesh Premier League and for county side Northamptonshire, predominantly in the T20 Blast.

Having worked his way into the Sri Lanka Army team in 2006 as a 21-year-old, Prasanna made an immediate impact, taking 3 for 23 in 10 overs on his domestic one-day debut against Lankan Cricket Club. He built an outstanding List A record over the next five years, picking up 73 wickets at 18.38 in 45 matches, and was selected in the Sri Lanka A team that toured England in 2011. When he took a six-wicket haul while opening the bowling against England Lions, the Sri Lankan selectors immediately took note - having him fly back home for the two final ODIs against Australian. He took 3 for 32 in his international debut.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110555.001241.66000000
ODI403734219512.3844594.6002292670
T20I2020621437*15.28161132.9100131340
FC113179737698921.91380199.15021322231780
List A1741421319679515.241842106.7808152125550
T2017013429177776*16.921115159.3706107138570
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11138800---3.47-000
ODI403919451767323/323/3255.215.4560.7000
T20I2018300359102/452/4535.907.1830.0000
FC11320221577122905428/5914/18122.673.4139.825408
List A174163777357312337/267/2624.594.4233.3950
T20170158300835321354/194/1926.167.0422.2200
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Photos


Seekkuge Prasanna in the nets
Seekkuge Prasanna brings out the floss in celebration
Seekkuge Prasanna was cleaned up by Shadab Khan's googly
Seekkuge Prasanna's reprieve of Sarfraz didn't help for Sri Lanka
Seekkuge Prasanna in action for Sri Lanka
Seekkuge Prasanna puts his dabbing shoes on