Michael Tissera

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Michael Tissera
Personal information
Born (1939-03-23) 23 March 1939 (age 78)
Colombo, Ceylon
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 10) 7 June 1975 v West Indies
Last ODI 14 June 1975 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC
Matches 3 30
Runs scored 78 1394
Batting average 26.00 28.44
100s/50s 0/1 2/8
Top score 52 122
Balls bowled - 1474
Wickets - 27
Bowling average - 31.70
5 wickets in innings - 1
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 5/95
Catches/stumpings 0/0 15/0
Source: Cricinfo, 1 May 2016

Michael Hugh Tissera (born March 23, 1939, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan ODI cricketer and a member of 1975 Cricket World Cup.

School times[edit]

He was educated at S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, where, initially appearing in 1954 aged fourteen, he captained the Thomian cricket team in the Royal–Thomian series, known as "The Battle of the Blues", in 1957 and 1958. He made his first-class debut in March 1959, in the annual Gopalan Trophy encounter between Ceylon and Madras.

Domestic career[edit]

He captained Ceylon to its first victory over a Test-playing nation in Ahmedabad in 1965, when his bold declaration in a low-scoring match led to victory over India by four wickets.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He played three ODIs in the 1975 World Cup. A stalwart of Sri Lankan cricket, he managed the national team between 2005 and 2007.

Legacy[edit]

In 2014, Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka are played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy, in honour of both cricket legends.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India v Ceylon, Ahmedabad 1964-65". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Thawfeeq, Sa'adi. "Tissera - a leader by example". The Nation. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sobers-Tissera Trophy". nations.lk. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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