Hettiarachige Mahes Goonatilleke (born 16 August 1952, Kegalle) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played five Test matches and six ODIs as wicket-keeper during 1981 and 1982 – being Sri Lanka's first wicketkeeper in Test cricket.
|Full name||Hettiarachige Mahes Goonatilleke|
|Born||16 August 1952 (age 67)|
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
|Test debut (cap 5)||17 February 1982 v England|
|Last Test||17 September 1982 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 23)||14 June 1975 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||26 September 1982 v India|
Source: Cricinfo, 16 August 2005
He is regarded by many as the finest wicket-keeper produced by the island nation and even made 56 against Pakistan as an opener in Faisalabad. Goonatilleke had a chance to become a regular wicket-keeper for Sri Lanka, but he chose to tour South Africa in the 1982/83 season, and that disqualified him from playing international cricket.
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