Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 25 years 89 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Kandurata Maroons, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Debarawewa Central Hambantota, Mahanama College Colombo, Richmond College, Galle

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 1 550 129 61.11 1021 53.86 2 2 68 2 5 0
ODIs 11 10 2 273 78* 34.12 329 82.97 0 3 34 0 5 0
T20Is 4 4 0 119 62 29.75 105 113.33 0 1 8 0 1 0
First-class 53 95 4 3542 156 38.92 5889 60.14 10 15 410 49 58 0
List A 41 39 3 1046 132 29.05 1263 82.81 2 4 133 9 18 0
Twenty20 30 29 4 861 81* 34.44 628 137.10 0 7 80 29 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 192 87 3 1/10 1/12 29.00 2.71 64.0 0 0 0
ODIs 11 6 126 108 3 2/35 2/35 36.00 5.14 42.0 0 0 0
T20Is 4 2 18 20 0 - - - 6.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 53 61 2735 1514 61 6/33 9/41 24.81 3.32 44.8 3 1 0
List A 41 27 697 530 17 2/18 2/18 31.17 4.56 41.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 30 15 179 241 8 2/10 2/10 30.12 8.07 22.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Badureliya Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), May 6-8, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 2-4, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/126, 27 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 2 Dec 2016 FC
0 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
58 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bulawayo 23 Nov 2016 ODI # 3808
0/4 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
3 Sri Lanka v West Indies Harare 16 Nov 2016 ODI # 3805
78* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
127, 0/4, 9, 1/10 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Nov 2016 Test # 2231
25, 0/10, 64 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
62, 0/12 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
0/8, 12 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
Profile

A technically correct top-order batsman from the southern reaches of the island, Dhananjaya de Silva briefly caught the national selectors' eye in 2015, then went on to have a bumper domestic season that marked him out for more intensive national duty. De Silva had been picked on potential in Sri Lanka's mid-year T20s against Pakistan, in 2015, but didn't quite convince he was a T20 batsman, hitting 45 off 47 balls across two innings. What followed, though, was an emphatic blooming.

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Nov 23, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva slaps through the off side en route to his half-century, Sri Lanka v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 23, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva slaps through the off side en route to his half-century

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Nov 14, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Mendis walk off after securing Sri Lanka's win, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe tri-series 2016-17, Harare, November 14, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Mendis walk off after securing Sri Lanka's win

© AFP

Nov 14, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva executes a late cut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe tri-series 2016-17, Harare, November 14, 2016

Dhananjaya de Silva executes a late cut

© Associated Press

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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