Matches (19)
IND v ENG (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
BPL 2024 (2)
CWC Play-off (3)
WPL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Piyal Kashyapa Wijetunge

Born

August 06, 1971, Badulla

Age

52y 201d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

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

Piyal Wijetunge Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests12010105.001566.66002000
FC6569215415211.27--01--240
List A72111*1.00--000010

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1231211821/582/11859.002.26156.0000
FC65-955949071617/51-30.473.0859.3-31
List A7-28815073/153/1521.423.1241.1000
Piyal Kashyapa Wijetunge

Explore Statsguru Analysis

Test

Debut/Last Matches of Piyal Wijetunge

FC Matches

Span
1988/89 - 2001/02

List A Matches

Span
1990/91 - 1993/94

Recent Matches of Piyal Wijetunge