Lanka de Silva      

Full name Sanjeewa Kumara Lanka De Silva

Born July 29, 1975, Kurunegala

Current age 39 years 143 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Wayamba

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 4 in

Education St. Annes College, Kurunegala

Sanjeewa Kumara Lanka De Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 2 36 20* 18.00 153 23.52 0 0 3 0 1 0
ODIs 11 6 3 161 57 53.66 193 83.41 0 2 16 0 9 6
First-class 185 302 36 10904 213 40.99 21 65 303 40
List A 118 107 20 2553 101* 29.34 1 16 72 26
Twenty20 18 16 1 184 37 12.26 177 103.95 0 0 19 3 20 9
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 185 105 67 1 1/0 67.00 3.82 105.0 0 0
List A 118 3 8 0 - - - 16.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Mohali, Nov 19-23, 1997 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 3-7, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 18, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 8, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class Police Sports Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Katunayake, Mar 9-11, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 17, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Police), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Basnahira South v Wayamba at Colombo (SSC), Apr 5, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28, 8* Kurunegala Y v Police SC Katunayake 9 Mar 2012 FC
44, 31 Kurunegala Y v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 2 Mar 2012 FC
22 Kurunegala Y v Saracens Kurunegala 24 Feb 2012 FC
0, 52* Kurunegala Y v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 10 Feb 2012 FC
43, 79 Kurunegala Y v SL Air SC Kurunegala 5 Feb 2012 FC
29, 13 Kurunegala Y v SL Navy Welisara 27 Jan 2012 FC
0c/0s Wayamba v Basnahira S Colombo (SSC) 5 Apr 2009 T20
0c/0s Wayamba v Ruhuna Colombo (SSC) 4 Apr 2009 T20
3c/0s, 18 Wayamba v Kandurata Colombo (SSC) 31 Mar 2009 T20
16, 1c/0s Wayamba v Basnahira N Colombo (Colts) 29 Mar 2009 T20
Profile

Lanka de Silva came into the Sri Lankan side in place of Romesh Kaluwitharana aged 22 with heavy expectations on his narrow shoulders. He proved up to the task in hand, and as well as being an excellent wicketkeeper, he showed a nifty touch with the bat. But competition for the wicketkeeper's place was tough, and de Silva lost his place when Kaluwitharana returned and has not received another chance since.
Treshad Sosa

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Oct 25, 2004

Lanka de Silva

Lanka de Silva

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Jan 23, 2001

Sanjeewa Kumara Lanka de Silva

Lanka de Silva - Portrait

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Nov 7, 2000

Lanka de Silva top edges a sweep and is caught in the match against Sebastianites

Lanka de Silva top edges a sweep and is caught

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Results
Burgher v Colts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Burgher won by 4 runs
Nondescripts v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Nondescripts won by 64 runs
Burgher v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Burgher won by 37 runs
Colts v Nondescripts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Colts won by 64 runs
Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Chilaw won by 23 runs
Col CC v Colts at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Colts won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Nondescripts v Saracens at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Nondescripts won by 43 runs
Police SC v Sinhalese at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Sinhalese won by 10 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Badureliya v SL Air SC at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Badureliya won by 49 runs
Burgher v SLPACC at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Burgher won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Kurunegala Y won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Panadura v Ragama at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Panadura won by 38 runs
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