Asoka de Silva      

Full name Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva

Born March 28, 1956, Kalutara

Current age 58 years 206 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Galle Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Umpire

Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 16 4 185 50 15.41 0 1 0 4 0
ODIs 28 20 6 138 19* 9.85 241 57.26 0 0 4 1 6 0
First-class 84 103 13 1900 82* 21.11 0 8 48 0
List A 36 24 7 174 19* 10.23 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 15 2328 1032 8 2/67 2/124 129.00 2.65 291.0 0 0 0
ODIs 28 28 1374 967 17 3/38 3/38 56.88 4.22 80.8 0 0 0
First-class 84 11729 4551 186 6/48 24.46 2.32 63.0 7 0
List A 36 1812 1245 26 3/38 3/38 47.88 4.12 69.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 30-Sep 4, 1985 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 1-5, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Kanpur, Dec 24, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 5, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1997
List A span 1985-1994
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 21-24, 2000 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Basseterre, May 20-24, 2011 scorecard
Test matches 49
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 22, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 13, 2012 scorecard
ODI matches 122
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 1, 2012 scorecard
T20I matches 11
T20I statistics
Profile

Following an international cricket career from 1985-1992 where he represented his country in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs as a right-arm leg-spinner, Asoka de Silva quickly emerged as Sri Lanka's best-regarded cricket umpire. After he retired from first-class cricket in 1996/97 De Silva became a fully qualified coach before turning his attention to umpiring. He made his international debut at Galle against Pakistan in 1999/00 and was on the ICC's Elite Umpires Panel for a brief period of time before being relegated in early 2004. He however remains a member of the ICC International Umpires Panel and is often appointed to matches to support the Elite panel during busy periods in the international cricket season. Has umpired in two Cricket World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq February 2008

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Feb 16, 2011

Umpire Asoka de Silva signals a no-ball, India v New Zealand, World Cup warm-up, Chennai, February 16, 2011

Umpire Asoka de Silva signals a no-ball

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May 29, 2010

The umpires check for bad light, England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day, May 29, 2010

The umpires check for bad light

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May 29, 2010

Bad light forced an early end to the day after tea, England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, May 29, 2010

Bad light forced an early end to the day after tea

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 15, 2009
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 13, 2009
South Africa won by 20 runs
India v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 12, 2009
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 10, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 15 runs
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