Full Name

Piyal Kashyapa Wijetunge

Born

August 06, 1971, Badulla

Age

50y 45d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12010105.001566.66002000
FC6569215415211.2701240
List A72111*1.00000010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1231211821/582/11859.002.26156.00000
FC65955949071617/5130.473.0859.3031
List A728815073/153/1521.423.1241.10000
Piyal Kashyapa Wijetunge
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1988/89 - 2001/02
List A Matches
Span
1990/91 - 1993/94