Roger Wijesuriya      

Full name Roger Gerard Christopher Ediriweera Wijesuriya

Born February 18, 1960, Moratuwa

Current age 56 years 338 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Moratuwa Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 2 22 8 4.40 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 8 3 2 18 12* 18.00 48 37.50 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 42 47 17 486 77* 16.20 0 1 27 0
List A 22 9 6 64 24* 21.33 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 5 586 294 1 1/68 1/77 294.00 3.01 586.0 0 0 0
ODIs 8 8 312 287 8 2/25 2/25 35.87 5.51 39.0 0 0 0
First-class 42 7014 2758 107 6/51 25.77 2.35 65.5 3 1
List A 22 931+ 683 32 5/21 5/21 21.34 4.17* 33.2* 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Mar 22-27, 1982 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Nov 7-11, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Mar 12, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Sind), Nov 3, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978/79 - 1993/94
List A span 1978/79 - 1993/94
Profile

Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Roger Wijesuriya has a claim to being the most toothless bowler in Test history. He played four Tests between 1982 and 1986, and had a strike rate of a wicket every 586 balls. On average it took Wijesuriya 97 overs to take a wicket. In other words, if he bowled at both ends throughout a five-day Test, the opposition would be only four down at the end of the match ... and they would have scored 1355 runs. He made more impression earlier in his career when he took 25 wickets in an U19 series against Pakistan.
Rob Smyth

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Bloomfield 317 Burgher 147/4 (42.4 ov)
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Chilaw 190 & 29/0 (10.1 ov) SL Army 183
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Police SC v KTC at Hambantota - Jan 20-22
KTC 307 Police SC 49/1 (15 ov)
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Sinhalese 293 Colts 100 (31 ov)
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Tamil Union 377 Col CC 201/5 (43.5 ov)
S Africa U19 v S Lanka U19 at Paarl - Jan 21
S Africa U19 38/1 (10.2/50 ov)
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