Prasanna Jayawardene

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Prasanna Jayawardene
ප්‍රසන්න ජයවර්ධන
Personal information
Full nameHewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene
Born (1979-09-10) 10 September 1979 (age 41)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 83)28 June 2000 v Pakistan
Last Test3 January 2015 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 114)4 April 2003 v Pakistan
Last ODI22 May 2007 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.3
Domestic team information
1999 – presentSebastianites C&AC
1998 – 2005Nondescripts
2001 – 2003Colombo
2000 – 2001Sinhalese
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 58 6 228 123
Runs scored 2,124 27 9,274 2,031
Batting average 29.50 5.40 29.61 21.37
100s/50s 4/5 0/0 14/39 0/8
Top score 154* 20 229* 70
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/9
Catches/stumpings 124/32 4/1 513/106 126/54
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 September 2015

Hewasandatchige Asiri Prasanna Wishvanath Jayawardene (Sinhala: හේවාසන්දච්චිගේ ආසිරි ප්‍රසන්න විශ්වනාත් ජයවර්ධන) (born 10 September 1979, commonly known as Prasanna Jayawardene) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played Test and ODIs for Srilanka Cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper, where he served as the permanent wicketkeeper in tests.

Though he hasn't yet announced his retirement from international cricket, he has not played international cricket after April 2015.

Domestic career[edit]

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 for the Sri Lankan team. With the Sri Lankan selectors having concerns about Sangakkara's playing ability, Jayawardene was once again called into action against Zimbabwe in April 2004.

International career[edit]

Due to Kumar Sangakkara's status as a regular wicketkeeper-batsman, he was trouble in playing No.3 of the batting order while keeping all day. 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 top order batsman and Jayawardene as the specialist keeper down the order.

Jayawardene donned the gloves for Sri Lanka due to an injury to Sangakkara in Sri Lanka's 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.

Player statistics[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table is a summary of the Test centuries scored by Prasanna Jayawardene.

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
No. Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
1 120* 10  Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 2007
2 154* 28  India Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium 2009
3 112 36  England Cardiff, Wales SWALEC Stadium 2011
4 120 43  Pakistan Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2011