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Friday, 13 November 2015

7 Unknown Facts about P. Jayawardene

Prasanna Jayawardene is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
  1. Having toured England in 1998 as a 19-year-old, Jayawardene was touted for a long career as a Sri Lankan cricketer, but soon found himself out of play thanks to the emerging talent of Kumar Sangakkara in 2000. 
  2. His career was again thwarted by the good form of Romesh Kaluwitharana, but since this he has managed to make a few appearances since for the Sri Lankan team.
  3. With the Sri Lankan selectors having concerns about Sangakkara's playing ability, Jayawardene was once again called into action against Zimbabwe in April 2004. Since 2004 Jayawardene has played Twenty20 cricket.
  4. Jayawardene donned the gloves for Sri Lanka thanks to an injury to Sangakkara in Sri Lanka's 1st Test against Australia on 8 November 2007. 
  5. In the Test series against England in December, Jayawardene flourished with two vital fifties and nine catches.
  6.  On the 27 May 2011 Jayawardene scored a patient yet fluent 112 at the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff.
  7. He scored a career best 154* against India in the year 2009.