Piyal Wijetunge      

Full name Piyal Kashyapa Wijetunge

Born August 6, 1971, Badulla

Current age 43 years 27 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Kandy Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Sinhalese 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 1 2 0 10 10 5.00 15 66.66 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 65 69 21 541 52 11.27 0 1 24 0
List A 7 2 1 1 1* 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 312 118 2 1/58 2/118 59.00 2.26 156.0 0 0 0
First-class 65 9559 4907 161 7/51 30.47 3.08 59.3 3 1
List A 7 288 150 7 3/15 3/15 21.42 3.12 41.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25-30, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1988-2002
List A span 1990-1994
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/25 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/19 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/12 SL Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
Profile

One three schoolboys from St Anthony's College who played in the same team and then went on to represent Sri Lanka. Wijetunge, a left-arm orthodox slow bowler, formed a menacing partnership with Muttiah Muralitharan, terrorising batsman from other schools. The other member of the trio was Ruwan Kalpage. Unlike his fellow team-mates, Wijetunge did not go on to have a distinguished international career, playing only one Test. In a memorable personal moment Wijetunge made his Test debut alongside his former schoolboy team-mates against South Africa at Moratuwa where he bowled tidily taking two wickets. However, they could not bowl Sri Lanka to victory on the final day as they did many times at school, a defiant century from Jonty Rhodes holding them at bay.
Johann P Jayasekera

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