Seekkuge Prasanna      

Full name Seekkuge Prasanna

Born June 27, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 35 years 46 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badulla District, Barisal Bulls, Basnahira, Colombo, Dhaka Dynamites, Duronto Rajshahi, Galle, Hambantota Troopers, Hambantota Troopers, Kandurata, Khulna Titans, Lahore Qalandars, Lantau Galaxy Riders, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Paktia Panthers, Pollard XI, Ruhuna Reds, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy XI, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Trinbago Knight Riders, Uva Next

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Rewatha College, Balapitiya

Seekkuge Prasanna
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 12 41.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 40 37 3 421 95 12.38 445 94.60 0 2 29 26 7 0
T20Is 20 20 6 214 37* 15.28 161 132.91 0 0 13 13 4 0
First-class 109 174 7 3711 89 22.22 3744 99.11 0 21 316 227 77 0
List A 160 136 13 1934 95 15.72 1791 107.98 0 8 150 123 48 0
T20s 148 120 26 1649 76* 17.54 1025 160.87 0 5 100 128 45 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 138 80 0 - - - 3.47 - 0 0 0
ODIs 40 39 1945 1767 32 3/32 3/32 55.21 5.45 60.7 0 0 0
T20Is 20 18 300 359 10 2/45 2/45 35.90 7.18 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 109 195 20708 11775 519 8/59 14/181 22.68 3.41 39.8 25 38 8
List A 160 149 7133 5378 212 7/26 7/26 25.36 4.52 33.6 9 5 0
T20s 148 137 2612 3119 115 4/19 4/19 27.12 7.16 22.7 2 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 8-12, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 20, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Dec 13, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Oct 29, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Lankan Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Welisara, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Negombo Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Feb 14-16, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Galle v Colombo at Dambulla, Apr 11, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Kandurata v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Police), Mar 28, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United at Lahore, Mar 4, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/28, 8 Qalandars v United Lahore 4 Mar 2020 T20
0/28 Qalandars v Gladiators Lahore 3 Mar 2020 T20
18, 2/146, 34, 1/45 SL Army v Negombo Colombo (Moors) 14 Feb 2020 FC
42, 0/6, 1/19 SL Army v Burgher SLAOCIC Stadium 31 Jan 2020 FC
21, 0/17 SL Army v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 17 Jan 2020 T20
0/9, 11 Qalandars v Delhi Bulls Abu Dhabi 22 Nov 2019 Other OD
0, 1/4 Qalandars v Tuskers Abu Dhabi 21 Nov 2019 Other OD
0/10, 5* Qalandars v Arabians Abu Dhabi 17 Nov 2019 Other OD
2/7 Qalandars v Warriors Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2019 Other OD
1/3, 1* Qalandars v Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi 15 Nov 2019 Other OD
Profile

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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Aug 5, 2018

Seekkuge Prasanna brings out the floss in celebration, Northamptonshire v Birmingham, T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road, August 5, 2018

Seekkuge Prasanna brings out the floss in celebration

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Oct 20, 2017

Seekkuge Prasanna was cleaned up by Shadab Khan's googly, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Seekkuge Prasanna was cleaned up by Shadab Khan's googly

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Jun 12, 2017

Seekkuge Prasanna's reprieve of Sarfraz didn't help for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 12, 2017

Seekkuge Prasanna's reprieve of Sarfraz didn't help for Sri Lanka

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