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Prasanna Jayawardene

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Full Name  Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene
Born  (1979-10-09) 9 October 1979 (age 35)
Birth Place  Colombo, Sri Lanka
Role  Wicket-keeper
Name  Hewasandatchige Prasanna
National team   Sri Lanka

Current teams  Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka national cricket team (#4)

Prasanna Jayawardene (Cricketer)
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 54 6 228 123
Runs scored 1,977 27 9,274 2,031
Batting average 30.89 5.40 29.61 21.37
100s/50s 4/5 0/0 14/39 0/8
Top score * 20 * 70
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/9
Catches/stumpings 108/32 4/1 513/106 126/54

Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene (Sinhala: ?????????????? ????? ???????? ????????? ???????) (born 9 October 1979, commonly known as Prasanna Jayawardene) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.


Having toured England in 1998 as a 19-year-old, Jayawardene was touted for a long career as a Sri Lankan cricketer, but soon found himself out of play thanks to the emerging talent of Kumar Sangakkara in 2000. His career was again thwarted by the good form of Romesh Kaluwitharana, but since this he has managed to make a few appearances since for the Sri Lankan team. With the Sri Lankan selectors having concerns about Sangakkaras playing ability, Jayawardene was once again called into action against Zimbabwe in April 2004. Since 2004 Jayawardene has played Twenty20 cricket.

Prasanna Jayawardene (Cricketer) in the past

Prasanna jayawardene

Revived Test career

Due to Kumar Sangakkaras status as a true wicketkeeper-batsman all-rounder, the Sri Lankan selectors felt that they could afford to play a specialist keeper in Test matches. As a result of this, both Sangakkara and Jayawardene have played Test cricket in the same team of late, Sangakkara as a specialist batsman and Jayawardene as the specialist keeper down the order.

Jayawardene donned the gloves for Sri Lanka thanks to an injury to Sangakkara in Sri Lankas 1st Test against Australia on 8 November 2007. In the Test series against England in December, Jayawardene flourished with two vital fifties and nine catches. On the 27 May 2011 Jayawardene scored a patient yet fluent 112 at the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff


Prasanna Jayawardene Wikipedia

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