You know the veteran Sanath (ST) Jayasuriya.
You may know the lesser-known ODI player Shehan Jayasurya (whose initials are GSNFG)
Now there is Prabath Jayasuriya, whose name is almost as fearsome (initials NGRP):
He took 6 + 6 =12 wickets on his Test debut at Galle in July 2022, bringing an innings victory and 1-1 result for his team.
Here we look at all those who took 10 or more wickets on Test debut:
Prabodh’s 12-177 is the 4th best match haul in all Tests on debut, and the best for Sri Lanka (surpassing P Jayawickrama’s 11-178 in 2021. Remember that Hirwani and Massie are still at the top.
We also look at the best innings figures for Sri Lanka in Tests on debut:
Prabodh’s 6-59 is the best for Sri Lanka on debut, surpassing P Jayawickrama’s 6-92 in 2021.
His 6-118 in the first innings is the third best for Sri Lanka.