Sidath Wettimuny      

Full name Sidath Wettimuny

Born August 12, 1956, Colombo

Current age 58 years 18 days

Major teams Sri Lanka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Referee

Relation Brother - SRD Wettimuny, Brother - MD Wettimuny

Sidath Wettimuny
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 23 43 1 1221 190 29.07 2 6 0 10 0
ODIs 35 33 1 786 86* 24.56 1636 48.04 0 4 3 0
First-class 55 90 5 2859 227* 33.63 6 15 21 0
List A 46 43 1 1139 105 27.11 1 5 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 2 24 37 0 - - - 9.25 - 0 0 0
ODIs 35 6 57 70 1 1/13 1/13 70.00 7.36 57.0 0 0 0
First-class 55 134 75 2 1/7 37.50 3.35 67.0 0 0
List A 46 72 73 1 1/13 1/13 73.00 6.08 72.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, Jan 4-7, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 13, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Jan 17, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1987
List A span 1977-1987
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 18-22, 1997 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Sep 25-29, 1997 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Oct 1, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 16, 1999 scorecard
ODI matches 10
ODI statistics
Profile

Sidath Wettimuny was a fixture at the top of the order following Sri Lanka's inauguration into the Test arena. Wettimuny was a solid right-hand batsman with a compact technique. Wettimuny was the younger of two brothers to play for Sri Lanka; in fact in a rare instance he opened the batting with his brother, Mithra, in two Test matches. Wettimuny made two centuries at test level both of them having historical significance. At Faisalabad, on Sri Lanka's initial overseas tour, Wettimuny stroked a 157, sharing a partnership of 217 with Roy Dias for the second wicket. It was the maiden century at Test level by a Sri Lankan player. At Lord's in 1984, Wettimuny eclipsed his previous effort scoring a superlative 190 in 636 minutes facing 471 balls. Marvellous strokeplay and a steely determination to succeed punctuated the innings. Wettimuny also became the first Sri Lankan to carry his bat through an innings when he completed the feat against New Zealand at Christchurch in 1982-83 - he scored an unbeaten 63 out of a meager total of 144.

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1985

Sidath Wettimuny during a match, 1985

Sidath Wettimuny

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Aug 28, 1984

Sid Wettimuny on his way to 190 against England, England v Sri Lanka, Lord's, August 28, 1984

Sid Wettimuny on his way to 190 against England

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Feb 21, 1982

Sidath Wettimuny sweeps, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day, February 21, 1982

Sidath Wettimuny sweeps

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1985

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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