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Full name Hettiarachige Mahes Goonatilleke
Born August 16, 1952, Kegalle
Current age 61 years 347 days
Major teams Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Sep 17-22, 1982 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 14, 1982 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka at Bangalore, Sep 26, 1982 scorecard|
|List A span||1981-1983|
An efficient gloveman and proficient batsman in the lower order, Goonatilleke was Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper during their initial foray into the Test arena. An accomplished player, Goonatilleke established his position in the side leading up to the Sri Lanka's Test debut. His performances in Tests were promising, as he was a capable performer behind the wickets comfortable against pace or spin. With the bat he provided great resistance producing some handy performances. Such was his ability he was asked to open the batting in the second Test at Faisalabad. He performed admirably scoring 27 in the first innings and then top-scoring with 57 in the second innings, providing stoic resistance as the batting capitulated around him. Sri Lanka were robbed of a quality player when he disappointingly
opted to tour South Africa in 1982-83, ending his Test career overnight.
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