Dhammika Prasad2020-02-12T14:49:35+00:00

Dhammika Prasad

Date of Birth 30/05/1983
Age 37
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka U19s, Sinhalese Sports Club, Galle District
Coaching Qualifications None

Dhammika Prasad is a former Sri Lankan strike bowler who played 50 matches for his country between his Test debut against India in August, 2008 and final Test outing against the West Indies in October 2015. During this period, he played 25 Tests and 24 ODI’s taking 75 wickets at 35.97 and 32 wickets at 30.50, respectively.

His international career appeared to be over, however, a resurgent Prasad impressed for Colombo in white-ball cricket and was considered ahead of the 2019 World Cup but unfortunately failed to gain selection. The fact he was overlooked has prompted the former international quick to consider opportunities abroad, thus he's open to a UK club deal in 2020.

A skillful right-arm seamer and useful batsman in the middle-order, Prasad boasts a tremendous domestic record with over 500 wickets and 3,000 runs across the three formats. He also has the claim-to-fame of taking two wickets in as many balls in his first over on ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2006.

However, arguably his best performance came against England in June 2014. With England 9-down and 2 balls left in the match, Sri Lanka took the final wicket, that of Jimmy Anderson for a 55-ball duck, to spark celebrations. Prasad was an instrumental figure on that final day taking out the top four batsmen (Robson, Cook, Balance, and Bell), before dismissing Prior to capture career-best figures of 5-50.

Thereafter, Prasad had a quiet series at home to Pakistan and another away to New Zealand. However, he was back to his best at home to Pakistan again in 2015, finishing as his sides leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets at 27.07. The following month (August 2015), Prasad was again Sri Lanka’s key bowler, topping the charts with 15 wickets at 23.60 against the touring Indians.

Surprisingly, the paceman was to only feature in 2 more Tests, those against the West Indies in October 2015, despite taking 9 wickets at 15.33 in Test matches at Galle and Colombo.

Whilst Prasad returned to domestic cricket produced some decent performances, nothing warranted his return before his white-ball exploits in 2018/19. However, for Prasad, perhaps this was a little too late and in the eyes of the selectors, it may well be the end of his ambition to return to international cricket.

Nevertheless, the experienced campaigner still feels he has plenty to offer, thus is seeking opportunities further afield in 2020. A high-class professional, ICC level 3 coach a fantastic bloke to boot – Prasad is high on our recommendation list for league cricket next summer.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 30/05/1983
Age 37
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka U19s, Sinhalese Sports Club, Galle District
Coaching Qualifications None

Dhammika Prasad is a former Sri Lankan strike bowler who played 50 matches for his country between his Test debut against India in August, 2008 and final Test outing against the West Indies in October 2015. During this period, he played 25 Tests and 24 ODI’s taking 75 wickets at 35.97 and 32 wickets at 30.50, respectively.

His international career appeared to be over, however, a resurgent Prasad impressed for Colombo in white-ball cricket and was considered ahead of the 2019 World Cup but unfortunately failed to gain selection. The fact he was overlooked has prompted the former international quick to consider opportunities abroad, thus he's open to a UK club deal in 2020.

A skillful right-arm seamer and useful batsman in the middle-order, Prasad boasts a tremendous domestic record with over 500 wickets and 3,000 runs across the three formats. He also has the claim-to-fame of taking two wickets in as many balls in his first over on ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2006.

However, arguably his best performance came against England in June 2014. With England 9-down and 2 balls left in the match, Sri Lanka took the final wicket, that of Jimmy Anderson for a 55-ball duck, to spark celebrations. Prasad was an instrumental figure on that final day taking out the top four batsmen (Robson, Cook, Balance, and Bell), before dismissing Prior to capture career-best figures of 5-50.

Thereafter, Prasad had a quiet series at home to Pakistan and another away to New Zealand. However, he was back to his best at home to Pakistan again in 2015, finishing as his sides leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets at 27.07. The following month (August 2015), Prasad was again Sri Lanka’s key bowler, topping the charts with 15 wickets at 23.60 against the touring Indians.

Surprisingly, the paceman was to only feature in 2 more Tests, those against the West Indies in October 2015, despite taking 9 wickets at 15.33 in Test matches at Galle and Colombo.

Whilst Prasad returned to domestic cricket produced some decent performances, nothing warranted his return before his white-ball exploits in 2018/19. However, for Prasad, perhaps this was a little too late and in the eyes of the selectors, it may well be the end of his ambition to return to international cricket.

Nevertheless, the experienced campaigner still feels he has plenty to offer, thus is seeking opportunities further afield in 2020. A high-class professional, ICC level 3 coach a fantastic bloke to boot – Prasad is high on our recommendation list for league cricket next summer.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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