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Jayantha Silva      

Full name Kelaniyage Jayantha Silva

Born June 2, 1973, Kalutara

Current age 41 years 40 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Kalutara Physical Culture Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 4 1 6 6* 2.00 28 21.42 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 1 1 1 1 1* - 1 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 65 61 23 177 22 4.65 0 0 33 0
List A 7 4 3 19 16 19.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 11 1533 647 20 4/16 7/35 32.35 2.53 76.6 2 0 0
ODIs 1 1 48 55 0 - - - 6.87 - 0 0 0
First-class 65 11844 5199 232 6/7 22.40 2.63 51.0 17 2
List A 7 306+ 221 11 4/36 4/36 20.09 4.19* 34.0* 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1995 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Kandy, Jan 7-11, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 26, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1991-1999
List A span 1994-1997
Profile

A left-arm spinner, Jayantha Silva's seven-Test career split into two distinct segments. Serve up Zimbabwean prey and he was lethal: in three Tests against them he took 16 wickets at an average of 10.12, including a couple of match-winning performances in Colombo in 1996-97. But in four Tests against India, Australia and Pakistan, Silva was managed only four wickets at an average of 121.25. With a plethora of left-armers in domestic circles, Silva's time had passed and he disappeared from the first-class game before he was 28.
Martin Williamson

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1998

Trade Card: SL One-day wonders - Jayantha Silva

Trade Card: SL One-day wonders - Jayantha Silva

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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