Seekkuge Prasanna

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: June 27, 1985, Balapitiya
Height: 5ft 9in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Seekkuge Prasanna Bio

Seekkuge Prasanna, an accurate legspinner hailing from Sri Lanka, has established himself as a prominent figure in limited-overs international cricket. Known for his quick deliveries and exceptional googly, Prasanna has become a reliable option for the Sri Lankan team, particularly on pitches that favor spin.

Born on June 27, 1985, in Sri Lanka, Prasanna first rose to prominence when he made his debut for the Sri Lanka Army team in 2006 at the age of 21. In his very first domestic one-day match against Lankan Cricket Club, he made an immediate impact, claiming impressive figures of 3 for 23 in 10 overs. This performance marked the beginning of a remarkable career that lay ahead for the talented spinner.

Over the next five years, Prasanna built an outstanding record in List A matches, capturing 73 wickets at a remarkable average of 18.38 in 45 matches. His consistent performances did not go unnoticed, as he was selected to represent Sri Lanka A during their tour of England in 2011. It was during this tour that his true potential was unleashed when he took a remarkable six-wicket haul while opening the bowling against England Lions. This outstanding performance immediately caught the attention of the Sri Lankan selectors, who wasted no time in calling him back for the final two ODIs against Australia. Prasanna did not disappoint, making a significant impact by picking up 3 for 32 on his international debut.

Prasanna’s success in domestic and international cricket paved the way for him to experience the thrill of foreign competitions. He participated in the Bangladesh Premier League and also represented the county side Northamptonshire in the highly regarded T20 Blast. These opportunities allowed him to showcase his skills on a global stage and further enhance his reputation as a formidable spinner.

Aside from his bowling prowess, Prasanna has also showcased impressive batting abilities in the later stages of an innings. As an improving late-order hitter, he has proven to be a valuable asset to the Sri Lankan team, contributing valuable runs in crucial moments of the match.

Although predominantly known for his exploits in the limited-overs format, Prasanna’s dedication and hard work have helped him earn a place in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts. His continued success has further solidified his status as one of Sri Lanka’s go-to spinners in limited-overs internationals.

As of now, Seekkuge Prasanna continues to ply his trade for both his domestic team, the Sri Lanka Army, and the national side. With his accuracy, variations, and undying spirit, he remains an integral part of Sri Lanka’s spin arsenal. Prasanna’s impressive record and contributions to Sri Lankan cricket have undoubtedly etched his name in the annals of the sport, and cricket fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his future achievements in the years to come.

Seekkuge Prasanna Career Stats

Seekkuge Prasanna Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5 12 41.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is 20 20 6 214 37* 15.28 161 132.91 0 0 13 13 4 0
ODIs 40 37 3 421 95 12.38 445 94.6 0 2 29 26 7 0
FC 120 188 7 3863 89 21.34 3933 98.22 0 21 330 234 82 0
List A 198 163 14 2318 95 15.55 2119 109.39 0 10 176 146 60 0
T20s 205 159 32 2100 76* 16.53 1355 154.98 0 6 127 159 68 0

Seekkuge Prasanna Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 138 80 0 - - - 3.47 - 0 0 0
T20Is 20 18 300 359 10 2/45 2/45 35.9 7.18 30 0 0 0
ODIs 40 39 1945 1767 32 3/32 3/32 55.21 5.45 60.7 0 0 0
FC 120 209 22381 12735 564 8/59 14/181 22.57 3.41 39.6 25 43 9
List A 198 186 8838 6363 282 7/26 7/26 22.56 4.31 31.3 12 7 0
T20s 205 191 3630 4175 169 4/19 4/19 24.7 6.9 21.4 2 0 0

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