Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 25 years 140 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 8 16 1 675 129 45.00 1238 54.52 2 2 83 3 6 0
ODIs 11 10 2 273 78* 34.12 329 82.97 0 3 34 0 5 0
T20Is 6 6 0 148 62 24.66 127 116.53 0 1 10 2 2 0
First-class 56 101 4 3667 156 37.80 6106 60.05 10 15 425 50 59 0
List A 41 39 3 1046 132 29.05 1263 82.81 2 4 133 9 18 0
Twenty20 32 31 4 890 81* 32.96 650 136.92 0 7 82 31 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 13 414 257 5 2/91 2/103 51.40 3.72 82.8 0 0 0
ODIs 11 6 126 108 3 2/35 2/35 36.00 5.14 42.0 0 0 0
T20Is 6 3 24 23 1 1/3 1/3 23.00 5.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 56 66 2957 1684 63 6/33 9/41 26.73 3.41 46.9 3 1 0
List A 41 27 697 530 17 2/18 2/18 31.17 4.56 41.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 32 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 22, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 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 Johannesburg, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/3, 2 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Jan 2017 T20I # 590
27 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 589
0/22, 10, 12 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2247
0/30, 16, 0/15, 22 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
0/12, 43, 2/91, 22 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
62, 0/9 Sri Lankans v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 18 Dec 2016 Other
1/126, 27 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 2 Dec 2016 FC
0 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
58 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bulawayo 23 Nov 2016 ODI # 3808
0/4 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
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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Jan 13, 2017

Thumbs up: Vernon Philander dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day, January 13, 2017

Thumbs up: Vernon Philander dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva

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Dec 27, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva ducks under a bouncer, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, December 27, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva ducks under a bouncer

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Nov 23, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva slaps through the off side en route to his half-century, Sri Lanka v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 23, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva slaps through the off side en route to his half-century

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Panadura v KPCC at Panadura - Jan 23-25
KPCC 364/8 (96 ov)
S Lanka U19 v Zim U19 at Stellenbosch
Jan 24, 2017 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town
Jan 25, 2017 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
S Africa U19 v S Lanka U19 at Stellenbosch
Jan 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Plate: Burgher v Galle CC at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
KTC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Moors v Bloomfield at Kaluthara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Police SC v Lankan CC at Hambantota
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Saracens v Badureliya at Colombo (Burgher)
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
SL Navy v SLPACC at Welisara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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