Sri Lankan cricketer Prabath Jayasuriya started off his international cricket journey with the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for July 2022. His performance against Jonny Bairstow, who was the player of the month in June, and Gustav McKeon helped him get the eminent award.
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Jayasuriya's reaction to the victory
The Sri Lankan Spinner was thrilled and happy to get the award. Reacting to the victory, he said that he was "delighted with the announcement." He also thanked his fans for the votes and for helping him get the award.
He further added how it had been an incredible month for him. First, he made the Test debut, and then he contributed to the team "to level the Test series played against Australia and Pakistan."
Besides fans, Jayasuriya went on to thank his teammates, family, friends, and coaches. All these people helped him throughout his cricket journey. He is quite thrilled with the award and the moment that he is experiencing right now.
Jayasuriya's performance as a spinner has been incredible for the national team. His debut matches were the most memorable, with his figures being 6/118 and 6/59. This helped Sri Lanka level up the match with Australia in Galle. Speaking of which, Australia has come from behind to bag top honours at CWG 2022.
The statistics says it all
Moreover, it was Jayasuriya's exploits that encouraged the hosts to thrash the visitors, that too, by one innings and 39 runs. The 30-year-old player also did a great job while playing against Pakistan. Although the match was a downfall for the Sri Lankan team, Jayasuriya's power-packed performance with 5/82 and 4/135 figures was worth watching.
His performance continued in the second test against Pakistan, where he secured his fourth five-wicket haul within just three matches. This also helped the Sri Lankans bag the 246-run victory and level up the series further for the team. It's likely that Jayasuriya will be performing just as well in the upcoming matches.
Former Indian cricketer, Irfan Pathan, considered Jayasuriya to be a clear standout among all the nominated players. He also called his five-wicket hauls to be extraordinary, especially because he performed so impressively against Australia.