Full name Kapila Indaka Weerakkody Wijegunawardene
Born November 23, 1964, Colombo
Current age 51 years 78 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 22-27, 1991 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Jan 2-7, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Oct 27, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Perth, Mar 15, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986/87 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1987/88 - 1991/92|
Kapila Wijegunawardene was a steady medium pace bowler who served Sri Lanka well when chosen. At international level he lacked a yard in pace to be a genuine threat but with an accurate line and the ability to move the ball he could cause batsman trouble if they underestimated his ability. The selectors clearly had Wijegunawardene pegged as strictly a one day bowler and it was in this form of the game that he made his international debut. Taking 2/29 from 8 tidy overs he helped Sri Lanka to a win over Pakistan in his initial match. His Test debut came on the tour of England in 1991 in the one off Test, where he was used sparingly and went wicketless. In his second and final Test against Pakistan at Faisalabad he had a prosperous time having the match analysis of 7/98, and in the second innings his 4/51 nearly bowled Sri Lanka to a memorable victory.
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