Pramodya Wickramasinghe

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Pramodya Wickramasinghe
ප්‍රමෝද්ය වික්‍රමසිංහ
Personal information
Full name Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe
Born August 14, 1971 (1971-08-14) (age 47)
Matara, Sri Lanka
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 51) 12 December 1991 v Pakistan
Last Test 20 January 2001 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 64) 31 December 1990 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 7 July 2002 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 40 134
Runs scored 555 344
Batting average 9.40 8.59
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 51 32
Balls bowled 7260 5720
Wickets 85 109
Bowling average 41.87 39.64
5 wickets in innings 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/60 4/48
Catches/stumpings 18/– 26/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 February 2017

Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe (born August 14, 1971 in Matara), commonly known as Pramodya Wickramasinghe, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm-fast bowler. He was a key member of 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team.

Domestic career[edit]

Gentle in pace, but deadly in accuracy, he played his club cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club. He became internationally known in 1989 after the Youth Asia Cup Championship, and toured England in 1991. In November that year, he managed for the first time to take all ten wickets in a single innings, finishing 10 for 41 against Kalutara Physical Culture Club in Colombo.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He represented Sri Lanka in the 1992, 1996 and 1999 World Cup tournaments, where he played as the strike bowler of the team along with newcomer Chaminda Vaas.

Though playing steadily from then on until 2000, he found himself in need of a shoulder operation which more-or-less ended his career, as from then on he found it difficult to find a place for himself within the side.

Career highlights[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

One-day internationals[edit]

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/73 3  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad Pakistan 1992
2 6/103 32  Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pakistan 1999
3 6/60 34  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 1999

International awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 5 September 1994 5-0-28-3 ; DNB  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.[3]
2 South Africa Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham 14 August 1998 8 (6 balls: 1x4) ; 7-2-20-3  Sri Lanka won by 57 runs.[4]


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