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Tillakaratne Dilshan      

Full name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara

Current age 38 years 17 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 288 263 40 8472 160* 37.99 9886 85.69 17 38 894 46 107 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 401 370 53 12445 188 39.25 25 62 187 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 288 169 4712 3743 80 4/4 4/4 46.78 4.76 58.9 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 401 6631 5207 125 4/4 4/4 41.65 4.71 53.0 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 Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 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 Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 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
0/19, 14 Sri Lankans v India A Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2014 Other OD
50* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dambulla 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3519
13, 1/25 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Aug 2014 ODI # 3515
6, 0/17 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 23 Aug 2014 ODI # 3512
19, 0/10 SL BP XI v Pakistanis Moratuwa 20 Aug 2014 LA
8, 35 Surrey v Leics Leicester 15 Aug 2014 FC
17, 1/34 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 14 Aug 2014 LA
0/6, 58 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
0/32, 85 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 6 Aug 2014 LA
0/19, 0 Surrey v Kent The Oval 5 Aug 2014 LA
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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Aug 30, 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews embrace after Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews embrace after Sri Lanka's win

© AFP

Aug 30, 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 50 guided Sri Lanka home, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 50 guided Sri Lanka home

© AFP

Aug 30, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene and Tilakaratne Dilshan celebrate a wicket, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene and Tilakaratne Dilshan celebrate a wicket

© AFP

Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2009

Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Australia won by 47 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Apr 13, 2009
South Africa won by 61 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Apr 9, 2009
South Africa won by 25 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Apr 5, 2009
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 142 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Apr 3, 2009
Australia won by 141 runs
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