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Full Name  Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dhammika Prasad
Born  (1983-05-30) 30 May 1983 (age 31)
Birth Place  Ragama, Sri Lanka
Role  Bowler
Name  Kariyawasam Gamage
Nickname  Dammi
National team  Sri Lanka
Height  5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right arm fast-medium

Current teams  Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka national cricket team (#30)

Dhammika Prasad (Cricketer)
CompetitionTestsODIsFCList A
Runs scored3771292,067474
Batting average15.7021.5019.6814.81
Top score4731*103*31*
Balls bowled2,743101512,7403,785
Bowling average49.3730.5028.7527.49
5 wickets in innings1060
10 wickets in match0n/a1n/a
Best bowling5/503/176/254/39

Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dhammika Prasad (born 30 May 1983 in Ragama) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He has represented Sri Lanka in Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 cricket and played domestic cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club and Basnahira North.


Prasad is renowned for the epic spell of bowling on the 4th day of the 2nd test between Sri Lanka and England at Headingley where he demolished the English top order.

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Prasad attended De Mazenod College in Kandana, where he started playing cricket as a top order batsman. He became a fast bowler in his late teens and played in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup. In February 2006, he was called up to Sri Lankas ODI and Test squads for a tour of Bangladesh after bowling at an average of less than 23 runs per wicket in domestic first class cricket. He made his ODI debut on the tour, taking 2/29 in a 78-run win over Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Prasads international career was subsequently affected by a back injury. He had to wait until August 2008 to make his Test debut, taking five wickets over both innings of the third Test of Indias tour of Sri Lanka, including those of Sachin Tendulkar, who Prasad said was his favourite player, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag. He played Test cricket sporadically over the following seasons. He took four wickets in the first Test of Sri Lankas tour of Bangladesh in December 2008, but was dropped for the second Test. In 2009, he played in the second Test of Sri Lankas home series against New Zealand and the first Test of Sri Lankas tour of India, in which he injured his hamstring. In 2010, he played in one Test against India and another against the West Indies, failing to take any wickets on either occasion.

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Dhammika Prasad Wikipedia

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