Full name Ashley Matthew de Silva
Born December 3, 1963, Colombo
Current age 53 years 50 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Mar 13-18, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 27-Aug 1, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Mar 2, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 25, 1993 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1984/85 - 1993/94|
An experienced domestic player when selected to play for Sri
Lanka, de Silva's sojourn at international level was a brief one.
Making his first class debut in 1984 de Silva had been a steady
performer for the Colombo Cricket Club throughout the 80's and
early 90's. Sri Lanka's failure to develop a quality test
wicketkeeper saw de Silva receive an call up for the one off test
against England. Sri Lanka achieved their first test victory over
the English, de Silva contributing 9 runs, a catch and one
stumping. De Silva's batting failed to impress at international
level in his few outings, failing to reach double figures in any
innings, and was omitted from the side. His name added to the
ever expanding list of former Sri Lankan test wicketkeepers.
(Contributed by Johann P Jayasekera
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