Guy de Alwis      

Full name Ronald Guy De Alwis

Born February 15, 1960, Colombo

Died January 12, 2013, Colombo (aged 52 years 332 days)

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Wife - SARC Silva, Brother - LK de Alwis

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 0 152 28 8.00 0 0 2 21 2
ODIs 31 27 8 401 59* 21.10 512 78.32 0 2 27 3
First-class 37 50 4 673 74 14.63 0 1 69 6
List A 39 34 10 498 59* 20.75 0 2 37 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 12-15, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 2, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 31, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1995
List A span 1982-1989
Profile

De Alwis had a constant tussle with Amal Silva to maintain the No.1 wicketkeeping berth. Quite tall, De Alwis was considered the superior keeper, though Silva held the upper hand in the batting stakes by quite a stretch. Mahes Goonatilleke's defection allowed de Alwis to make his debut on the 1982-83 tour of New Zealand. One of seven debutants in the first Test at Christchurch, de Alwis scored 0 and 3 and took one catch. Amal Silva was preferred in the next match, though De Alwis kept in all three Tests when New Zealand toured Sri Lanka. De Alwis's keeping was exemplary and while he made some handy scores in the lower order he could not convert them. Injury on the 1984 tour of England cost him his place, and Silva had a tremendous Test at Lords and kept his place with some solid knocks thereafter. In his further Tests - when Silva was injured or unwell - de Alwis kept tidily but his batting was below standard. Conversely in the one-day game de Alwis was quite a useful lower-order batsman.
Johann P Jayasekera

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