P Jayawickrama returns with best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

P Jayawickrama returns with best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

P Jayawickrame of Sri Lanka captured six for 92 against Bangladesh at Palekkele in the ongoing second test to provide the 168th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets  in an innings on test debut. It also provides the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler performing such a feat in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AK Kuruppuarachchi5-0441SrlPakCol-CCC14 Mar 1986
2UDU Chandana6-1792SrlPakDhaka12 Mar 1999
3A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
4L Embuldeniya5-0663SrlSAFDurban13 Feb 2019
4P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the 63rd occasion of a bowler capturing six or more wickets  on test debut and  second  such occasion by a Sri Lankan bowler. Both the occasions are tabulated below. Thus P Jayawickrama’s figures of 6 for 92 is the best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1UDU Chandana6-1792SrlPakDhaka12 Mar 1999
2P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

P Jayawickrame of Sri Lanka became the fourth bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut against Bangladesh. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AM Blignaut5-0731ZimBanBulawayo19 Apr 2001
2Shabbir Ahmed5-0483PakBanKarachi20 Aug 2003
3A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
4P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

P Jayawickrame became the second bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut against Bangladesh after A Dhananjaya. A Dhananjya had returned with figures of five for 24 at Dhaka in Feb 2018. Both such occasions are tabulated below. Thus P Jayawickrama’s figures of 6 for 92 is the best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut against Bangladesh

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
2P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021
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