Tillakaratne Dilshan      

Full name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara

Current age 39 years 123 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, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

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 327 300 41 10216 161* 39.44 11830 86.35 22 47 1102 55 119 1
T20Is 70 69 10 1619 104* 27.44 1344 120.46 1 11 191 27 31 2
First-class 233 384 24 13979 200* 38.83 38 59 356 23
List A 443 410 54 14215 188 39.92 30 71 199 8
Twenty20 211 207 23 4923 104* 26.75 4005 122.92 1 32 601 104 79 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 327 201 5803 4706 106 4/4 4/4 44.39 4.86 54.7 3 0 0
T20Is 70 22 234 298 6 2/4 2/4 49.66 7.64 39.0 0 0 0
First-class 233 6501 3255 90 5/49 36.16 3.00 72.2 1 0
List A 443 7722 6170 151 4/4 4/4 40.86 4.79 51.1 4 0 0
Twenty20 211 113 1540 1877 61 3/16 3/16 30.77 7.31 25.2 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Aug 7-10, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0/4 Sri Lanka v India Visakhapatnam 14 Feb 2016 T20I # 499
0 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 12 Feb 2016 T20I # 497
44, 0/8 Troopers v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
0/18, 4 Troopers v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
0c/0s, 15 Troopers v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
85, 1/20 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 24 Jan 2016 T20
1/22, 95* Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
20, 0/2 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (NCC) 21 Jan 2016 T20
0/14, 41 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 20 Jan 2016 T20
0/12, 64 Tamil Union v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 13 Jan 2016 T20
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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Feb 12, 2016

MS Dhoni stumped Tillakaratne Dilshan off the first ball, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Ranchi, February 12, 2016

MS Dhoni stumped Tillakaratne Dilshan off the first ball

© BCCI

Feb 11, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan in a pensive mood during training, Ranchi, February 11, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan in a pensive mood during training

© AFP

Jan 10, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed for 28, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Auckland, January 10, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed for 28

© AFP

Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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