The left-arm spinner reached the milestone of his 50th wicket in the fourth Test of the West Indies tour of Australia in 1951–52. Prabath Jayasuriya did it in his eighth game, setting a record for over 71 years.
Prabath Jayasuriya, a professional cricketer who plays for the Sri Lankan national side, was born on 5 November 1991. He also represented Colts Cricket Club and Jaffna Stallions in the domestic competition. During his younger years, he studied at Christ Church College, Matala and Lumbini College, Colombo, where he proved his cricketing prowess by playing for the College in the U13 and U15 teams. In addition, he participated in the 2006 SLC Inter District Tournament with the Matale District XI U15 team. He was later selected to compete in the 2007 Sara Division 1 Tournament by Matale Cricket Club.
With an expected salary of over Rs. 8 crores, Prabath Jayasuriya is predicted to have a net worth of almost Rs. 42 crores. However, despite his participation in the LPL, there is not enough information available about his franchise price.
In July 2018, he joined Sri Lanka's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against South Africa and played in his first ODI on 1 August 2018. On 8 July 2022, he made his Sri Lanka debut against Australia. He had an impressive debut, taking five wickets with a score of 6/118. He added five more wickets in the game's second innings to finish with a total of 12 for 177, the fourth-best bowling figures for a Sri Lankan debutant. He also followed Praveen Jayawickram as the second Sri Lankan spinner to take two five-wicket hauls in Test debuts.
He became the third bowler after Tom Richardson and Clarrie Grimmett to do so when he took five wickets in each of his first three Test innings on his debut in July 2022 during the first Test of the series against Pakistan. He ranks third for the most Test wickets in the first two Test matches, behind Alec Bedser and Narendra Hirwani, with a total of 21 after just two matches. He also managed three straight five-wicket hauls in consecutive Test innings, joining Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath as the only other Sri Lankan bowlers to do so.
In the second Test of the series against Pakistan, he took his fourth career five-wicket haul, becoming the fifth bowler to do so in his first three Test outings since his Test debut. After the first three Test matches, only Narendra Hirwani and Charles Turner took more wickets than him.
Along with South Africa's Vernon Philander and England's Tom Richardson, Prabath Jayasuriya now holds the record and is the second-fastest player overall to reach the 50-wicket mark. In seven Test matches, both the pacers have crossed the 50-wicket plateau. Richardson achieved this in 1896, while Philander in 2012.
Who is Prabath Jayasuriya’s father, and who are his other family members?
Prabath Jayasuriya's father is Roshan Jayasuriya. He also has a younger brother whose details are not available. Prabath is a Capricorn and was born on 5th November 1991. Ranisha Mirando is his wife.
Who is Prabath Jayasuriya?
Neketh Gedara Roshan Prabath Jayasuriya, also known as Prabath Jayasuriya, is an active Sri Lankan national cricket team member. Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya made history in cricket by taking his third consecutive five-wicket haul on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan.
What is Prabath Jayasuriya’s net worth?
Prabath Jayasuriya is estimated to have a net worth close to Rs. 42 crores and an expected salary of around Rs. 8 million crowns. However, despite his participation in the LPL, not much is known about the cost of his franchise.