Full name Athege Roshen Shivanka Silva
Born November 17, 1988, Colombo
Current age 29 years 30 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Colts Cricket Club, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 8 in
Education St. Joseph's College Maradana
|Only Test||India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club v Singha Sports Club at Kurunegala, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Kurunegala, Dec 8-10, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Singha Sports Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Panadura, Nov 8, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies A v Sri Lanka A at Florence Hall, Nov 5, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Colts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Jan 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|11, 12*||Ragama||v Sinhalese||Kurunegala||8 Dec 2017||FC|
|0, 74*||Sri Lanka||v India||Delhi||2 Dec 2017||Test # 2286|
|36*, 0/3||Sri Lankans||v Ind Pres XI||Kolkata||11 Nov 2017||Other|
|3||Sri Lanka A||v W. Indies A||Florence Hall||5 Nov 2017||LA|
|4||Sri Lanka A||v W. Indies A||Kingston||1 Nov 2017||LA|
|52*||Sri Lanka A||v W. Indies A||Kingston||26 Oct 2017||FC|
|30, 86||Sri Lanka A||v W. Indies A||Florence Hall||19 Oct 2017||FC|
|29*||SL Pres. XI||v Indians||Colombo (CCC)||21 Jul 2017||Other|
|0/16, 6||Victoria SC||v Prime Bank||Savar (4)||27 Apr 2017||LA|
|1/25, 2||Victoria SC||v Kalabagan KC||Savar (3)||21 Apr 2017||LA|
One of Sri Lanka's most consistent domestic batsmen, rare is the year in which Roshen Silva does not average close to or above 50 in the Premier League Tournament. His challenge has been to stand out. Though often one of the best batsmen in any first-class season, Silva has rarely been the top-scorer, nor the batsman who appears most naturally gifted among the domestic lot. But eventually the piles of runs he had accrued began to pique the national selectors' interest.
For Silva, 2016 was almost a breakthrough year. Having impressed in an October tour of New Zealand for Sri Lanka A the previous year, Silva scored 678 runs at an average of over 55 in the 2016 Premier League Tournament. When he followed that up with 314 runs at 62.80 for Sri Lanka A in England, he was called up to the Test squad. Had it been any other series, Silva may have made his debut, only he had been selected for the series in which Sri Lanka would whitewash Australia 3-0 - the selectors saw no need to make changes to the batting order.
Silva would be picked in the Sri Lanka squad again - this time in the outfit to play Pakistan, in September and October 2017.
A graduate of St Joseph's College, Silva had also played for Sri Lanka's Under-19 side.