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Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 25 years 204 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Kandurata Maroons, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Debarawewa Central Hambantota, Mahanama College Colombo, Richmond College, Galle

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 18 1 709 129 41.70 1299 54.58 2 2 88 3 7 0
ODIs 16 15 2 334 78* 25.69 445 75.05 0 3 38 0 7 0
T20Is 7 7 0 167 62 23.85 154 108.44 0 1 10 2 2 0
First-class 59 107 4 3821 156 37.09 6314 60.51 10 16 449 51 65 0
List A 46 44 3 1107 132 27.00 1379 80.27 2 4 137 9 20 0
Twenty20 33 32 4 909 81* 32.46 677 134.26 0 7 82 31 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 15 438 269 5 2/91 2/103 53.80 3.68 87.6 0 0 0
ODIs 16 11 234 209 4 2/35 2/35 52.25 5.35 58.5 0 0 0
T20Is 7 3 24 23 1 1/3 1/3 23.00 5.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 59 71 3203 1792 66 6/33 9/41 27.15 3.35 48.5 3 1 0
List A 46 32 805 631 18 2/18 2/18 35.05 4.70 44.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 33 16 185 244 9 2/10 2/10 27.11 7.91 20.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Badureliya Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), May 6-8, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/17, 3 Jaffna v Kandy Colombo (CCC) 29 Mar 2017 LA
52 SL Pres. XI v Bangladesh Colombo (CCC) 22 Mar 2017 Other OD
34, 0/5, 0, 0/7 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2017 Test # 2254
1/44, 74, 2/47, 23 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 24 Feb 2017 FC
3, 0/5, 20 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Pallekele 17 Feb 2017 FC
0/24, 11 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
0/18, 5 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
16, 0/8 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
1/42, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
28, 0/9 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
Profile

A technically correct top-order batsman from the southern reaches of the island, Dhananjaya de Silva briefly caught the national selectors' eye in 2015, then went on to have a bumper domestic season that marked him out for more intensive national duty. De Silva had been picked on potential in Sri Lanka's mid-year T20s against Pakistan, in 2015, but didn't quite convince he was a T20 batsman, hitting 45 off 47 balls across two innings. What followed, though, was an emphatic blooming.

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Mar 19, 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva dives to stop a ball, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, Colombo, 5th day, March 19, 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva dives to stop a ball

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Mar 15, 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva was bowled for 34, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day, March 15, 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva was bowled for 34

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Feb 10, 2017

Imran Tahir celebrates his dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Centurion, February 10, 2017

Imran Tahir celebrates his dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva

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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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