The spinning surfaces of Sri Lanka mainland has been producing quality bowlers for the international cricket. They have been dominating against the overseas nations like Australia, South Africa, West Indies, and England for quite some time. This is due to the bowlers who have been taking wickets in a consistent manner.
The next few years will also be golden time for the Sri Lanka spinners, as they have players like Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, and Wanindu Hasaranga. In this article, description about spinner Praveen Jayawickrama is being provided.
|Height||6 feet 1 inch|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1998|
|Teams||Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club|
Praveen Jayawickrama is a young cricketer, who started his domestic career in 2019. He has been impressive in the first class cricket with 51 wickets in 11 matches. Praveen has played for Sri Lanka team in 5 ODIs and 1 Test Match.
Who is Lasith Embuldeniya?
In his debut test match against Bangladesh in May 2021, Praveen picked a total of 11 wickets and helped the team to secure a big win by 209 runs. He also became the first bowler after Narendra Hirwani in 1988 to take two 5 wicket hauls in a test match. He also was the first bowler to take a ten wicket haul on debut since Jason Krejza in 2018. Then soon he was given opportunity in the ODIs as well against England in June 2021.
The Sri Lanka spinner is quite young and is not married until November 2021.
The spinner played the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup for Sri Lanka, and took 4 wickers in 6 games. After the U-19 World Cup, Praveen Jayawickrama has featured in domestic cricket for the Colts Cricket Club and Moors Sports Club. Since 2021, he has been a part of the Sri Lanka international cricket team.
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