Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 27 years 171 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 28 26 4 593 84 26.95 741 80.02 0 4 61 8 18 0
T20Is 10 10 0 225 62 22.50 211 106.63 0 1 17 4 3 0
First-class 82 148 5 5037 173 35.22 8298 60.70 13 23 594 62 89 0
List A 66 63 5 1553 132 26.77 1892 82.08 3 5 178 20 36 0
T20s 45 44 4 1156 81* 28.90 886 130.47 0 8 112 36 18 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 28 22 516 464 10 2/35 2/35 46.40 5.39 51.6 0 0 0
T20Is 10 5 60 67 4 2/22 2/22 16.75 6.70 15.0 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 66 50 1231 994 27 2/18 2/18 36.81 4.84 45.5 0 0 0
T20s 45 27 359 446 18 2/9 2/9 24.77 7.45 19.9 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/15, 19, 3/36 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 21 Feb 2019 Test # 2348
23, 0/8, 48 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 13 Feb 2019 Test # 2347
0/60, 25, 0/19, 6 Sri Lanka v Australia Canberra 1 Feb 2019 Test # 2345
5, 1/22, 14 Sri Lanka v Australia Brisbane 24 Jan 2019 Test # 2343
0/13, 14, 0/22, 2 Sri Lankans v CA XI Hobart 17 Jan 2019 Other
10 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
0/35, 36 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 8 Jan 2019 ODI # 4076
1, 2/54, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 15 Dec 2018 Test # 2335
14, 1/3, 28 Sri Lankans v NZ XI Napier 8 Dec 2018 Other
0/16, 73, 0/24, 0 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (SSC) 23 Nov 2018 Test # 2329
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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Feb 22, 2019

Hashim Amla is dismissed by Dhananjaya de Silva, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Hashim Amla is dismissed by Dhananjaya de Silva

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Feb 22, 2019

Wiaan Mulder celebrates the dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Wiaan Mulder celebrates

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Feb 16, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva plays a pull, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, 2019

Dhananjaya de Silva plays a pull

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