Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 27 years 313 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 25 48 2 1495 173 32.50 2683 55.72 4 5 181 9 25 0
ODIs 40 38 7 796 84 25.67 1061 75.02 0 4 78 8 19 0
T20Is 13 13 0 257 62 19.76 252 101.98 0 1 18 4 4 0
First-class 82 148 5 5037 173 35.22 8298 60.70 13 23 594 62 89 0
List A 82 79 8 1916 132 26.98 2391 80.13 3 6 213 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 25 36 1375 804 15 3/36 5/51 53.60 3.50 91.6 0 0 0
ODIs 40 33 908 811 20 3/32 3/32 40.55 5.35 45.4 0 0 0
T20Is 13 7 90 100 5 2/22 2/22 20.00 6.66 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 82 98 4399 2481 82 6/33 9/41 30.25 3.38 53.6 3 1 0
List A 82 62 1677 1398 40 3/32 3/32 34.95 5.00 41.9 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 6, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 6, 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
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
4 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Cardiff 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4145
43, 1/17 Sri Lanka v Australia Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
1/44, 5 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
7, 0/30 Sri Lanka v Scotland Edinburgh 21 May 2019 ODI # 4142
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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Jun 28, 2019

Dhanajaya de Silva looks back to see his bails fly after missing with a reverse sweep off JP Duminy, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street, June 28, 2019

Dhanajaya de Silva looks back to see his bails fly after missing with a reverse sweep off JP Duminy

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Jun 28, 2019

Dhanajaya de Silva attempts a reverse sweep and is clean bowled by JP Duminy, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street, June 28, 2019

Dhanajaya de Silva attempts a reverse sweep and is clean bowled by JP Duminy

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Jun 21, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates with Kusal Perera after dismissing Adil Rashid, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates with Kusal Perera after dismissing Adil Rashid

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