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|Full name||Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe|
|Born||August 14, 1971 (age 48)|
Matara, Sri Lanka
|Test debut (cap 51)||12 December 1991 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||20 January 2001 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 64)||31 December 1990 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||7 July 2002 v England|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 February 2017
Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe (born August 14, 1971 in Matara), commonly known as Pramodya Wickramasinghe, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm-fast bowler. He was a key member of 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team.
Gentle in pace, but deadly in accuracy, he played his club cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club. He became internationally known in 1989 after the Youth Asia Cup Championship, and toured England in 1991. In November that year, he managed for the first time to take all ten wickets in a single innings, finishing 10 for 41 against Kalutara Physical Culture Club in Colombo.
He represented Sri Lanka in the 1992, 1996 and 1999 World Cup tournaments, where he played as the strike bowler of the team along with newcomer Chaminda Vaas.
Though playing steadily from then on until 2000, he found himself in need of a shoulder operation which more-or-less ended his career, as from then on he found it difficult to find a place for himself within the side.
- Debut: 1st Test, Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, Sialkot, December 1991.
- Last Test: 3rd Test, Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, Centurion, January 2001.
- Best bowling (innings): 6–60 vs. Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, November 1999.
- Debut: Asia Cup, Game 3, Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, Calcutta, December 1990.
- Last ODI: NatWest Series, Game 7, Sri Lanka vs. England, Manchester, July 2002.
- Best bowling: 4–48 vs. Pakistan, Jamshedpur, March 1999.
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|3||6/60||34||Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||Bulawayo||Zimbabwe||1999|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|1||India||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||5 September 1994||5-0-28-3 ; DNB||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.|
|2||South Africa||Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham||14 August 1998||8 (6 balls: 1x4) ; 7-2-20-3||Sri Lanka won by 57 runs.|
- Waters, Chris (2014). 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat. A&C Black. p. 215. ISBN 9781472908919. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- "Sinhalese Sports Club v Kalutara Physical Culture Centre". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- "1994-1995 Singer World Series - 2nd Match - Sri Lanka v India - Colombo".
- "1998 Emirates Triangular Tournament - 1st Match - South Africa v Sri Lanka - Nottingham".
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