Thilan Samaraweera      

Full name Thilan Thusara Samaraweera

Born September 22, 1976, Colombo

Current age 37 years 213 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Brothers Union, Colts Cricket Club, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Worcestershire

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - DP Samaraweera, Brother-in-law - WMB Perera

Thilan Thusara Samaraweera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 81 132 20 5462 231 48.76 11641 46.92 14 30 633 7 45 0
ODIs 53 42 11 862 105* 27.80 1244 69.29 2 0 76 0 17 0
First-class 271 389 70 15501 231 48.59 43 76 202 0
List A 194 148 39 3568 105* 32.73 2 19 66 0
Twenty20 29 28 2 692 71 26.61 507 136.48 0 6 87 13 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 81 35 1327 689 15 4/49 6/67 45.93 3.11 88.4 1 0 0
ODIs 53 17 702 542 11 3/34 3/34 49.27 4.63 63.8 0 0 0
First-class 271 17961 8366 357 6/55 23.43 2.79 50.3 15 2
List A 194 4769 3178 110 7/30 7/30 28.89 3.99 43.3 0 2 0
Twenty20 29 4 62 66 3 3/17 3/17 22.00 6.38 20.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 29-Sep 2, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 3-6, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Nov 6, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Apr 2, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Sep 24-26, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v Brothers Union at Savar (2), Nov 9, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, Jul 26, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Brothers v Sheikh Jamal Savar (2) 9 Nov 2013 LA
28 Brothers v Abahani Ltd Savar (3) 7 Nov 2013 LA
78 Brothers v Mohammedan Bogra 3 Nov 2013 LA
42, 0/13 Brothers v Prime DSC Bogra 1 Nov 2013 LA
6, 17 Worcs v Northants Worcester 24 Sep 2013 FC
51 Worcs v Hampshire Worcester 11 Sep 2013 FC
144* Worcs v Leics Leicester 28 Aug 2013 FC
72* Worcs v Sussex Worcester 26 Aug 2013 LA
6, 17 Worcs v Lancashire Worcester 22 Aug 2013 FC
9 Worcs v Warwickshire Birmingham 19 Aug 2013 LA
Profile

Thilan Samaraweera's batting will not fill a stadium; yet, in a batting line-up of flamboyant strokeplayers, his patience and solidity offers a vital balancing factor. In his second avatar he has added more strokes to make his batting more well-rounded, but what Samaraweera does best is wear bowlers down through patient and relentless accumulation. His batting is built around reserves of resilience, determination and sheer toughness, and he had to draw into them all to overcome the trauma of cricket's darkest hours - the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

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Timeline
    • November 6, 1998
      An uneventful ODI debut
      • Thilan Samaraweera makes his ODI debut against India in Sharjah but does not bat. Fails to cement a place in the ODI team and plays only eight matches between 1998 and 2001
    • August 29-September 2, 2001
      A more eventful Test debut
      • Samaraweera scores a century on Test debut against India at the SSC
    • October 21, 2004
      Century abroad, at last
      • Scores his first century away from the SSC in Colombo. Makes 100 against Pakistan in Faisalabad - his fourth Test hundred - in a low-scoring match that Sri Lanka win by 201 runs
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Jul 23, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera made 65 in 42 balls, Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Friends Life t20, Midlands/Wales/West Group, Cardiff, July, 23, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera made 65 in 42 balls

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Jul 23, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera swings one to leg, Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Friends Life t20, Midlands/Wales/West Group, Cardiff, July, 23, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera swings one to leg

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Mar 6, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera speaks at a media briefing, Colombo, March 6, 2013

Thilan Samaraweera speaks at a media briefing

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 28, 2013
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 25, 2013
No result
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 23, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 16-19, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
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