Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene

Sri Lanka Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 38 years 19 days
Born October 9, 1979, Colombo
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Basnahira South Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
Colombo Cricket Club Marylebone Cricket Club Nondescripts Cricket Club
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club Sinhalese Sports Club Sri Lanka Board President's XI

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 8 0 55 126 21.32 70 2090 9 107 126
firstClass 45 15 118 551 29.68 229* 10181 45 388 249
ODIs 0 0 1 4 0 3 5.40 20 27 0 5 6
tests 5 4 32 124 15 223 29.50 154* 2124 11 83 58

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA - - - - - - - - - - - 126
firstClass 0 0 0 4.33 - - - 0 52 72 249
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - 6
tests - - - - - - - - - - - 58
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