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Kanishka Alvitigala      

Full name Kanishka Gihan Alvitigala

Born June 8, 1986, Homagama

Current age 28 years 197 days

Major teams Basnahira, Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Lumbini College, Thurstan College, Colombo

Kanishka Gihan Alvitigala
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 49 58 5 564 60 10.64 1035 54.49 0 3 49 16 29 0
List A 44 23 5 224 34 12.44 260 86.15 0 0 15 10 16 0
Twenty20 7 1 0 4 4 4.00 8 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 49 88 5578 3283 97 5/34 6/92 33.84 3.53 57.5 2 1 0
List A 44 42 1681 1397 42 4/11 4/11 33.26 4.98 40.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 7 6 144 169 7 2/35 2/35 24.14 7.04 20.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 14-17, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Katunayake, Mar 21-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 31, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 21, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kandurata v Wayamba at Galle, Mar 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Southern Express v Western Troopers at Colombo (SSC), Jun 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Troopers v Express Colombo (SSC) 30 Jun 2014 T20
1/29, 0, 0/39 Colts v Panadura Katunayake 21 Mar 2014 FC
1/61, 5, 0/19 Colts v Bloomfield Katunayake 14 Mar 2014 FC
2/34, 3, 0/18 Colts v Chilaw Panagoda 7 Mar 2014 FC
0/3, 6, 1/12 Colts v SL Air SC Katunayake 21 Feb 2014 FC
1/42, 1, 0/29, 0 Colts v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 14 Feb 2014 FC
0/34, 0, 1/38 SL-A Emerg v Eng Lions Colombo (Colts) 6 Feb 2014 FC
1/76, 50 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
0, 0/53, 0/22 Colts v SL Army Colombo (Colts) 17 Jan 2014 FC
6, 2/26 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 21 Dec 2013 LA
Profile

A tall fast bowler, Kanishka Alwitigala began his career with little known Homagama MV and came to Lumbini MV to do his 'O' levels. He eventually ended up playing for Thurstan College whom he represented for three years in the first XI, finishing with the all-island best bowler runner-up prize by scalping 65 wickets. He joined Colombo Colts soon after taking five wickets in the Under-23 semi-final against Nondescripts CC in 2008-09. Bowling with national fast bowlers Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera and Nuwan Kulasekera has helped Alwitigala immensely and the inputs from the former Sri Lanka fast bowler Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake, head of Sri Lanka's fast bowling academy have also helped in his development. The best advice he's received from them is to bowl more dot balls and commit the batsman into making mistakes. He clocks between 135-140 kph and hopes to improve on that figure.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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Aug 16, 2011

Kanishka Alvitigala bowls, England Lions v Sri Lanka A, 3rd unofficial ODI, Northampton, August 16, 2011

Kanishka Alvitigala bowls

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch
Dec 26-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington
Jan 3-7, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 9, 2015 ()
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