Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 28 years 94 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Kandurata Maroons, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, 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 27 52 3 1624 173 33.14 2882 56.34 5 5 201 11 31 0
ODIs 42 39 7 814 84 25.43 1073 75.86 0 4 81 8 19 0
T20Is 13 13 0 257 62 19.76 252 101.98 0 1 18 4 4 0
First-class 84 152 6 5166 173 35.38 8497 60.79 14 23 614 64 95 0
List A 84 80 8 1934 132 26.86 2403 80.48 3 6 216 20 38 0
T20s 48 47 4 1188 81* 27.62 927 128.15 0 8 113 36 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 39 1513 859 18 3/25 5/51 47.72 3.40 84.0 0 0 0
ODIs 42 35 1028 899 22 3/32 3/32 40.86 5.24 46.7 0 0 0
T20Is 13 7 90 100 5 2/22 2/22 20.00 6.66 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 84 101 4537 2536 85 6/33 9/41 29.83 3.35 53.3 3 1 0
List A 84 64 1797 1486 42 3/32 3/32 35.38 4.96 42.7 0 0 0
T20s 48 29 389 479 19 2/9 2/9 25.21 7.38 20.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 28, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Badureliya Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), May 6-8, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 28, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
109, 0/10, 1 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
0/20, 5, 3/25, 14* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
0/39 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 28 Jul 2019 ODI # 4194
18, 2/49 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 26 Jul 2019 ODI # 4193
29*, 0/51 Sri Lanka v India Leeds 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4187
6*, 0/49 Sri Lanka v West Indies Chester-le-Street 1 Jul 2019 ODI # 4180
24, 0/18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chester-le-Street 28 Jun 2019 ODI # 4176
29, 3/32 Sri Lanka v England Leeds 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4168
2/40, 16* Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 15 Jun 2019 ODI # 4159
0, 0/7 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
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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Aug 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva is all smiles after reaching a century, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 3, August 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva is all smiles after reaching a century

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Aug 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva blows a kiss after hitting a century, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 3, August 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva blows a kiss after hitting a century

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Aug 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva runs one through point, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 3, August 24, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva runs one through point

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