Picture of Seekkuge Prasanna

Seekkuge Prasanna

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Kandurata, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Basnahira, Uva Next, Ruhuna Reds, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
June 27, 1985, Balapitiya

Profile

This leg-break bowler from Balapitiya went on to have an impressive first-class debut in 2006, when, as a 21 year-old, he collected figures of 3 for 23 in 10 overs for his side, the Sri Lanka Army.

Prasanna is also a handy right-handed batsman, which makes him a complete all-rounder. However, his expertise as a bowler was showcased over the next few years as he bagged 73 wickets in 45 List A matches at an outstanding average of 18.38. Consequently, he was given his chance in the Lankan A side that toured England in 2011. Prasanna did not fail to impress, as he picked a six-wicket haul that was immediately noticed by the selectors, who then fast-tracked him into the national side for the remaining ODIs against Australia in the same year. His Test debut followed in the same series. He however went wicket-less in the only Test that he played and subsequently was dropped from the Test squad.

In 2012, he was signed by Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League, and was also a part of the Champions League T20. After a bit of a lull, Prasanna was then recalled for the 2-match T20I series at home against New Zealand on the back of some impressive performances in the List A series against New Zealand A and a T20 series against Kenya for Sri Lanka A. He however, did not play a single game in that series. His T20I debut came in December 2013 against Pakistan in Dubai where Sri Lanka retained their no.1 ranking. In the format A dasher with the bat as well as a leg-break bowler, Prasanna has a very bright future and if Sri Lanka are to make headlines in the T20I World Cup next year, he will play an important role in their progress.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 1 5 0 5 41.66 0 0 5
ODI 12 10 101 2 12.62 81.45 0 0 42
T20 3 3 31 1 15.5 182.35 0 0 21
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 1 138 80 0 0/80 / - 3.47 0 0 0 0
ODI 12 12 596 496 11 3/32 / 45.09 4.99 0 0 0 10
T20 3 3 36 66 3 2/45 / 22 11 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 1 0 1
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2011
 
ODI:
2011-2013
 
T20:
2013-2014
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 08, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 08, 2011
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Aug 20, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Dec 22, 2013
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Dec 13, 2013
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 03, 2014
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