Prabath Jayasuriya is a renowned international cricketer who plays for the Sri Lankan team as well as domestic matches for the nation. He is a left-arm spinner with some of the greatest world records achieved in a short career span from 2018 to the present. Read on to learn the ICC rankings, stats, world records, and more about Jayasuriya, one of the most commendable bowlers of the present time.
Prabath Jayasuriya, also known as Neketh Gedara Roshan Prabath Jayasuriya, was born on November 5, 1991, in Matale, Sri Lanka. While pursuing his academic career at Christ Church College, Matale, Jayasuriya stepped into the cricket world as he got selected for the Under 13 and Under 15 teams. The growth was quite rapid as he also got a chance to play for the Matale XI U-15 team in the SLC Inter District Tournament and the Sara Division 1 Tournament.
Soon, Jayasuriya became popular all over the nation for his impeccable performance in the Jaffna Stallions and Colts Cricket Club. The first domestic match of Jayasuriya was in 2011 for the Colombo Cricket Club against the Sri Lanka Army. In 2012, Jayasuriya made his first-class debut as well as his T-20 debut, both for the Colombo Cricket Club. Before entering the international cricket world, he played for the Galle squad and the Kandy squad in the Lanka Premier League in 2018.
Prabath Jayasuriya’s debut match in the ICC ODI was on 1st August 2018 against South Africa at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Prabath Jayasuriya’s ODI number of matches has been only two so far in which he has conceded no wicket so far. In these two matches, he has bowled 96 balls, conceding 95 runs with an economy of 5.94 and no wicket haul. The current ICC test ranking of Jayasuriya is 11 and the best ranking is 6.
Jayasuriya made his first ICC test debut on 8th July 2022 against Australia at the Galle International Stadium. He bowled 36 overs and conceded 118 runs with an economy of 3.30 and 6 wickets haul in the first innings and in the second innings, he bowled 16 overs, conceding 59 runs with an economy of 3.70 and another 6 wicket haul.
In the 2023 Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka test series at the Galle International Stadium, Prabath Jayasuriya bagged the ‘Player of the Series title with a 17-wicket haul. With such back-to-back stellar performances, Jayasuriya marked his name in test cricket history as the third bowler with a record of three consecutive five-wicket hauls in the first three innings of his test cricket career. The last test match played by him was against Pakistan on July 24, 2023, at Sinhalese Sports Club.
For more than four decades, Sri Lanka has remained one of the most iconic cricket teams in the international cricket landscape. In 1981, the team achieved test cricket status from the International Cricket Conference and since then, the journey has been glorious among the other prolific national teams. Prabath Jayasuriya is the flag bearer of the team’s phenomenal test cricket performance in today’s era.
What is the age of Prabath Jayasuriya?
Prabath Jayasuriya’s age is 31. His date of birth is November 5, 1991.
When did Prabath Jayasuriya make his ICC debut?
Jayasuriya made his ICC debut on 1st August 2018. It was a test series against South Africa at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.
What is Prabath Jayasuriya’s century record?
Jayasuriya is yet to make any century record in the ICC matches. He is a specialist left-arm spin bowler in the Sri Lankan team.
What is Prabath Jayasuriya’s ICC ranking?
Prabath Jayasuriya’s test ICC current ranking is 11 and the best ranking is 6. His current ranking as a batsman is 198.