Full name Kelaniyage Jayantha Silva
Born June 2, 1973, Kalutara
Current age 44 years 56 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Kalutara Physical Culture Club, Sinhalese Sports Club
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|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|
|Only ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 26, 1995 scorecard|
|First-class span||1991/92 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1994/95 - 1996/97|
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.
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