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Roger Wijesuriya
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Roger Wijesuriya

Sri Lanka

INTL CAREER: 1982 - 1985

Full Name

Roger Gerard Christopher Ediriweera Wijesuriya

Born

February 18, 1960, Moratuwa

Age

61y 121d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4722284.4000010
ODI8321812*18.004837.50000020
FC42471748677*16.2001270
List A22966424*21.330050
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4558629411/681/77294.003.01586.00000
ODI8831228782/252/2535.875.5139.00000
FC42701427581076/5125.7765.5031
List A22931683325/215/2121.3429.00110
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC11
List A33
Roger Gerard Christopher Ediriweera Wijesuriya
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