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Tillakaratne Dilshan      

Full name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara

Current age 38 years 136 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kalutara Town Club, Northern Districts, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Singha Sports Club, Surrey

Also known as Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - TN Sampath

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 87 145 11 5492 193 40.98 8379 65.54 16 23 677 24 88 0
ODIs 310 284 41 9586 161* 39.44 11150 85.97 21 42 1040 49 110 1
T20Is 62 61 10 1466 104* 28.74 1226 119.57 1 9 171 27 30 2
First-class 230 378 22 13910 200* 39.07 38 59 355 23
List A 423 391 54 13559 188 40.23 29 66 190 8
Twenty20 170 166 21 3897 104* 26.87 3232 120.57 1 25 470 80 69 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 87 76 3385 1711 39 4/10 4/10 43.87 3.03 86.7 1 0 0
ODIs 310 189 5433 4378 99 4/4 4/4 44.22 4.83 54.8 3 0 0
T20Is 62 20 216 274 6 2/4 2/4 45.66 7.61 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 230 6399 3179 89 5/49 35.71 2.98 71.8 1 0
List A 423 7352 5842 144 4/4 4/4 40.56 4.76 51.0 4 0 0
Twenty20 170 85 1160 1325 44 3/16 3/16 30.11 6.85 26.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 18-22, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16-19, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Dec 11, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Worcestershire at The Oval, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
161*, 2/35 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Melbourne 26 Feb 2015 ODI # 3615
0 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dunedin 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3609
0/35, 24 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3599
1/27 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
100 Sri Lanka v South Africa Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
81, 1/27 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 29 Jan 2015 ODI # 3594
1/42, 21 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3590
0/31, 116 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
44, 0/18 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3585
- Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3580
Profile

With his relentless aggression, strong wrists and natural timing, Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the most exciting batsmen in the game today. He is technically sound, but, much like Virender Sehwag, he uses the defensive option only as a last resort, after all the attacking alternatives have been explored. He loves to make room and thrash the ball through the off side, but the stroke that bears his signature more than any other is the one he developed for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 - the eponymously named "Dilscoop" shot over his head, which confounded bowlers and experts alike.

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Timeline
    • November 18, 1999
      International debut
      • Dilshan makes his first appearance for Sri Lanka in a Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Makes just 9 in his only innings, but effects a run-out and takes two catches in the match.
    • November 28, 1999
      Dilshan announces himself
      • Just ten days later, on day three of the Harare Test, Dilshan scores an unbeaten 163. He shows admirable restraint as Zimbabwe curtail his favourite pull and cover drive and, although he plays and misses frequently, Dilshan bats for a minute under eight hours, facing 343 balls and hitting 18 fours.
    • December 11, 1999
      One-day debut
      • After his successful debut Test series, Dilshan plays his first ODI also in Bulawayo. Batting at No. 6, he makes 35 from 49 balls in a washed-out encounter.
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Feb 26, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan rejoices after dismissing Mortaza, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne, February 26, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan rejoices after dismissing Mortaza

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Feb 26, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan shared an unbroken 210-run partnership, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne, February 26, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan shared an unbroken 210-run partnership

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Feb 26, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan punches the ball on the off side, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne, February 26, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan punches the ball on the off side

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Notes

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