Dilhara Fernando      

Full name Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando

Born July 19, 1979, Colombo

Current age 35 years 153 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Mumbai Indians, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Worcestershire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 47 17 249 39* 8.30 709 35.11 0 0 30 1 10 0
ODIs 147 61 35 239 20 9.19 392 60.96 0 0 19 2 27 0
T20Is 17 6 2 24 21 6.00 21 114.28 0 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 113 109 33 568 42 7.47 0 0 40 0
List A 228 95 51 346 21* 7.86 0 0 47 0
Twenty20 46 17 9 39 21 4.87 41 95.12 0 0 5 0 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 68 6181 3784 100 5/42 7/95 37.84 3.67 61.8 3 3 0
ODIs 147 141 6507 5648 187 6/27 6/27 30.20 5.20 34.7 3 1 0
T20Is 17 17 366 457 18 3/19 3/19 25.38 7.49 20.3 0 0 0
First-class 113 15179 9207 303 6/29 30.38 3.63 50.0 6 0
List A 228 10171 8512 322 6/27 6/27 26.43 5.02 31.5 7 2 0
Twenty20 46 46 1008 1271 62 5/17 5/17 20.50 7.56 16.2 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Jun 14-17, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl, Jan 9, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl, Jan 11, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Nov 25, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Sinhalese Sports Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 14, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Uthura Yellows v Ruhuna Reds at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 0/22 Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (SSC) 14 Dec 2014 LA
1, 2/16 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 11 Dec 2014 LA
2/48 Sinhalese v SL Army Panagoda 9 Dec 2014 LA
0/22 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 7 Dec 2014 LA
4/36 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (SSC) 5 Dec 2014 LA
2/72, 1, 1/58 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (NCC) 20 Mar 2014 FC
6, 2/38, 1/38 Sinhalese v Panadura Colombo (SSC) 14 Feb 2014 FC
1/41 Sinhalese v Bloomfield Colombo (SSC) 7 Feb 2014 FC
4/59, 1/55 Sinhalese v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 24 Jan 2014 FC
0*, 1/31 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 28 Dec 2013 LA
Profile

When Fernando burst onto the international scene, young and raw, he soon inspired hope that he would be the long-term replacement for Chaminda Vaas as the cutting edge of the pace attack. He has natural pace - six months after his debut he was timed at 91.9 mph in Durban - hits the pitch hard and moves the ball off the seam. During the early years he paid for his inconsistent line and length, but then worked hard with Rumesh Ratnayake in the Fast Bowling Unit and became more reliable. He also learnt the art of reverse swing and developed a well-disguised slower ball. His career, though, has been plagued with injury. He suffered his second stress fracture of the back in 12 months in January 2004 and missed the entire home series against Australia. However, he has now been slowly nursed back to full fitness and after playing for Sri Lanka A in New Zealand, he has won his place back in the squad. He struggled to hold down a regular spot, especially in the Test team, and was again struck by injury in 2005. However, he fought his way back for the one-day leg of the tour of England and, although he is having to look over his shoulder at the young seamers, has forced off the attention of Nuwan Zoysa for a place in the 2007 World Cup squad. But he remains a wild card that can either win or lose a match in one spell. Worcestershire thought of him as a winner, however, when they signed him for the final few weeks of their Championship campaign in 2008.
Charlie Austin September 2008

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Aug 12, 2012

Dilhara Fernando celebrates his five-wicket haul for Uva, Uva Next v Basnahira Cricket Dundee, SLPL, Colombo, August 12, 2012

Dilhara Fernando celebrates his five-wicket haul for Uva

© Shaun Roy/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

Jul 11, 2012

Dilhara Fernando dismissed Mohammad Hafeez, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, July 11, 2012

Dilhara Fernando dismissed Mohammad Hafeez

© AFP

Jun 29, 2012

Dinesh Chandimal and Dilhara Fernando play football, SSC, Colombo, June 29, 2012

Dinesh Chandimal and Dilhara Fernando play football

© AFP

Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Sri Lanka A v N Zealanders at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 6, 2009
Sri Lanka A won by 61 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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