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Aravinda de Silva      

Full name Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva

Born October 17, 1965, Colombo

Current age 49 years 6 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Auckland, Kent, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 48 43 0
ODIs 308 296 30 9284 145 34.90 11443 81.13 11 64 95 0
First-class 220 343 33 15000 267 48.38 43 71 108 0
List A 392 377 44 12095 158* 36.32 17 77 116 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 93 58 2595 1208 29 3/30 3/34 41.65 2.79 89.4 0 0 0
ODIs 308 156 5148 4177 106 4/30 4/30 39.40 4.86 48.5 2 0 0
First-class 220 9005 3763 129 7/24 29.17 2.50 69.8 8 1
List A 392 7377 5663 156 4/28 4/28 36.30 4.60 47.2 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 23-28, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Jul 21-23, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, Mar 31, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Mar 18, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-2002
List A span 1983-2003
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 1/19 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
0 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
39 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
14 SL Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
100*, 1/43 Lashings XI v Taunton Taunton 4 Jul 2006 Other OD
Profile

One of the game's best entertainers, de Silva possessed the strengths of many of the tallest short run-scorers: unruffable technique, strong at cutting and hooking, an unrepentant attacker. His record is unrivalled among countrymen, his place in history secure after a match-winning century in a World Cup final. He stands 5ft 3 1/2in and arguably there has not been a better smaller player. His enthusiasm was amazing: he was a virtual ever-present in the Sri Lanka side and also played first-class and club cricket in England, South Africa and Australia. His international career ended with the 2003 World Cup, where he batted with all the verve and panache of old, and bowled his offspinners cannily. Sri Lanka's cricket authorities ensured that his wealth of cricketing experience would not go waste, appointing him a national selector. His other main interests are cakes and cars (usually fast ones).
Simon Wilde

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Mar 31, 2011

Muttiah Muralitharan chats with Aravinda de Silva during Sri Lanka's nets, Mumbai, March 31, 2011

Muttiah Muralitharan chats with Aravinda de Silva during Sri Lanka's nets

© Getty Images

Jan 8, 2011

Aravinda de Silva speaks to the media as Kumar Sangakkara looks on, Colombo, January 8, 2011

Aravinda de Silva speaks to the media as Kumar Sangakkara looks on

© AFP

Jan 8, 2011

Aravinda de Silva speaks to the press, Colombo, January 8, 2011

Aravinda de Silva speaks to the press

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996

Tour Results
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 24, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
Middlesex v West Indians at Lord's - Jun 13, 2012
West Indians won by 228 runs
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