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Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya of ICC
History on debut. Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya’s spin magic saved Sri Lanka against Australia and Pakistan at home.
In 2018, almost four years after his ODI debut, Prabath made a unique feat by making his Test debut and made it to the ICC’s July ‘Player of the Month’ shortlist.
The new Lankan spin sensation also won the best award.
His rivals in Massera’s race were England’s Jonny Bairstow and France’s batting sensation Gustave McKeon.
Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, who made his Test debut against Australia last month, is already in the news.
After taking 6 wickets in two innings in the debut Test against Ajid, he took 5 wickets in the first innings of the first Test against Pakistan.
And through this, he became the first left-arm spinner in the history of 145 years of Test to take at least five wickets in each of the first three innings of his career.
Prabath is feeling the thrill of such an achievement.
“I am very happy since this announcement,” he told the ICC. I want to thank my fans for voting for me.
Of course the month was incredible for me.
Especially on debut as well as contributing to the series draw against Australia and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, France opener Gustave McKeon, running for Massera, made noise a few days ago by setting the record for the youngest centurion in T20 Internationals.
He made the record by scoring a century at the age of 18 years and 280 days.
Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai holds the record for the youngest ever century in men’s T20 internationals
In 2019, he brought up his century against Ireland at the age of 20 years and 337 days.
France’s opener Gustave McKeon has broken the record of the youngest centurion in men’s T20 internationals.
He made his debut last week in the European sub-regional qualifiers for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
He played an innings of 76 runs off 54 balls against the Czech Republic in the first match, his first match in recognized cricket.
He scored centuries in the next two matches.
McKeon played an innings of 109 runs with 9 sixes and 5 fours in 61 balls against Switzerland, 101 from 53 balls against Norway.
In the fourth match against Estonia, McKeon played an innings of 87 runs from 51 balls.
He is also the first batsman to play a fifty-touch innings in the first four matches of his T20 career.
He has 377 runs at an average of 75.40 in five matches so far. Strike rate 164.62.