Pramodya Wickramasinghe

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Pramodya Wickramasinghe
ප්‍රමෝද්ය වික්‍රමසිංහ
Personal information
Full nameGallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe
BornAugust 14, 1971 (1971-08-14) (age 48)
Matara, Sri Lanka
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  51)12 December 1991 v  Pakistan
Last Test20 January 2001 v  South Africa
ODI debut(cap  64)31 December 1990 v  Bangladesh
Last ODI7 July 2002 v  England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Runs scored555344
Batting average 9.408.59
Top score5132
Balls bowled7,2605,720
Wickets 85109
Bowling average 41.8739.64
5 wickets in innings 30
10 wickets in match00
Best bowling6/604/48
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

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

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.

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  1. Waters, Chris (2014). 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat. A&C Black. p. 215. ISBN   9781472908919 . Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. "Sinhalese Sports Club v Kalutara Physical Culture Centre". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2018.