Monday, 21 January 2019

Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer, Died at 67

Mithra de Silva Wettimuny was born on June 11, 1951, and died on January 20, 2019.

He was a Sri Lankan cricketer.

He played in two Tests and one One Day International (ODI) in 1983.

He was one of three siblings to represent the country (all opening batsmen), elder brother Sunil played in the 1975 and 1979 Cricket World Cups while youngest brother Sidath scored Sri Lanka's first Test match hundred.

He became well know as captain due to the successful Ceylon Schools team which toured India in 1969/70, a team which included future Test captains Bandula Warnapura and Duleep Mendis.

In the early 80's Sri Lanka gained Test status, and by then in his early thirties, Wettimuny's entire first-class cricket career incorporated nine matches in four countries in 127 days (his highest score being 55 on debut against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in November 1982).

Mithra Wettimuny passed away at 67 years old.

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