Kaushal Silva      

Full name Jayan Kaushal Silva

Born May 27, 1986, Colombo

Current age 28 years 363 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, St. Thomas College

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Jayan Kaushal Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 30 0 1046 139 34.86 2533 41.29 1 7 123 2 20 1
First-class 155 244 30 10172 193 47.53 31 44 337 47
List A 130 110 26 3451 126 41.08 4 20 141 39
Twenty20 30 22 4 404 60* 22.44 354 114.12 0 2 47 0 15 17
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 155 42 33 1 1/11 1/11 33.00 4.71 42.0 0 0 0
List A 130 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 26-29, 2011 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 20-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Sinhalese Sports Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Badureliya Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 10, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 9 Sinhalese v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 10 Apr 2015 T20
0c/1s, 14 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (SSC) 9 Apr 2015 T20
0c/0s Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
2c/1s, 1 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (SSC) 6 Apr 2015 T20
0c/1s, 22 Sinhalese v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 2 Apr 2015 T20
1c/1s, 1 Sinhalese v Saracens Panagoda 1 Apr 2015 T20
104 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (Bloomfield) 20 Mar 2015 FC
2 Sinhalese v Colts Dambulla 13 Mar 2015 FC
2c/0s, 29, 1c/1s, 23* Sinhalese v SL Air SC Colombo (Moors) 6 Mar 2015 FC
1c/1s, 5, 2c/0s, 70* Sinhalese v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 27 Feb 2015 FC
Profile

A collected right-hand batsman with a firm technique, Kaushal Silva churned out hundred after hundred in first-class cricket until the sheer volume in his output could no longer be ignored by the national selectors. His erstwhile omission had largely been because of the surfeit of wicketkeepers in Sri Lanka's Test squad. He had perhaps made enough runs to vindicate place on his batting alone, but the nuances of balancing a side and the quest to groom young batsmen for the future had kept a Test spot out of reach.

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Jan 7, 2015

Kaushal Silva brings up his half-century, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 7, 2015

Kaushal Silva brings up his half-century

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Jan 7, 2015

Kaushal Silva made 50 off 121 balls, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 7, 2015

Kaushal Silva made 50 off 121 balls

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Aug 18, 2014

Kumar Sangakkara nearly collides with Kaushal Silva as he takes the catch that ends the Test match, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 18, 2014

Kumar Sangakkara nearly collides with Kaushal Silva as he takes the catch that ends the Test match

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Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 59 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 27, 2014
England won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
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