Full Name

Kanishka Gihan Alvitigala

Born

June 08, 1986, Homagama

Age

35y 181d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

6ft 3in

Education

Lumbini College, Thurstan College, Colombo

TEAMS

A tall fast bowler, Kanishka Alwitigala began his career with little known Homagama MV and came to Lumbini MV to do his 'O' levels. He eventually ended up playing for Thurstan College whom he represented for three years in the first XI, finishing with the all-island best bowler runner-up prize by scalping 65 wickets. He joined Colombo Colts soon after taking five wickets in the Under-23 semi-final against Nondescripts CC in 2008-09. Bowling with national fast bowlers Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera and Nuwan Kulasekera has helped Alwitigala immensely and the inputs from the former Sri Lanka fast bowler Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake, head of Sri Lanka's fast bowling academy have also helped in his development. The best advice he's received from them is to bowl more dot balls and commit the batsman into making mistakes. He clocks between 135-140 kph and hopes to improve on that figure.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC498855783283975/346/9233.843.5357.5210
List A444216811397424/114/1133.264.9840.0200
T207614416972/352/3524.147.0420.5000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC495855646010.64103554.49034916290
List A442352243412.4426086.15001510160
T20710444.00850.00000000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Troopers vs Express----30-Jun-2014Colombo (SSC)T20
Colts vs Panadura01/29 & 0/3921-Mar-2014KatunayakeFC
Colts vs Bloomfield51/61 & 0/1914-Mar-2014KatunayakeFC
Colts vs Chilaw32/34 & 0/1807-Mar-2014PanagodaFC
Colts vs SL Air SC60/3 & 1/1221-Feb-2014KatunayakeFC

Photos


Kanishka Alvitigala bowls