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Prabath Jayasuriya Bags ICC Player of the Month Award

Prabath Jayasuriya Bags ICC Player of the Month Award: Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya has won the ICC Player of the month (July) for his back-to-back performances in Test cricket.

He debut in Test cricket this year in July, and was named best player of the month.

Prabath Jayasuriya debuted against Australia in the second Test of the home series and took figures of 6/118 and 6/59 to help Sri Lanka to level the 2-match Test series 1-1.

Jayasuriya claimed four five-wicket hauls in only three Test matches he has played since his debut.

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“I am delighted with this announcement and wish to thank the fans for voting me as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month. Certainly, it has been an incredible month for me, as I made the Test debut. And also got the opportunity to contribute for my team to level the Test series played against Australia and Pakistan.”

“I take this opportunity to thank my fans, teammates, coaches, family, and friends for helping my journey. And thrilled with what I am experiencing at this moment in my life,” Jayasuriya said.

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Speaking about the decision, ICC voting panel member, Irfan Pathan, said Jayasuriya’s records speak for themselves and he rightfully beat the other two contenders, Jonny Bairstow, and Gustav McKeon.

“Being a newcomer to Test cricket and starting with two five-wicket hauls in your first match is extraordinary. And it’s all the more impressive against a team like Australia.”

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