Kaushal Silva      

Full name Jayan Kaushal Silva

Born May 27, 1986, Colombo

Current age 32 years 299 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, St. Thomas College

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Jayan Kaushal Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 39 74 0 2099 139 28.36 5212 40.27 3 12 238 2 34 1
First-class 209 335 35 13932 273 46.44 41 54 383 47
List A 146 126 29 3909 126 40.29 6 22 149 39
T20s 30 22 4 404 60* 22.44 354 114.12 0 2 47 0 15 17
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 209 54 41 2 1/8 1/8 20.50 4.55 27.0 0 0 0
List A 146 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 26-29, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Nov 14-18, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 31-Feb 3, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 19, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Badureliya Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 10, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 8* Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (RPS) 19 Mar 2019 LA
62, 1c/0s Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (NCC) 17 Mar 2019 LA
3 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2019 LA
10 Abahani Ltd v Uttara Sport Fatullah 11 Mar 2019 LA
7 Abahani Ltd v BKSP Dhaka 8 Mar 2019 LA
39* Sinhalese v Kurunegala Y SLAOCIC Stadium 4 Mar 2019 LA
26 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 31 Jan 2019 FC
273, 1 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (CCC) 24 Jan 2019 FC
65, 46 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 17 Jan 2019 FC
2, 79 Sinhalese v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 4 Jan 2019 FC
Profile

A collected right-hand batsman with a firm technique, Kaushal Silva churned out hundred after hundred in first-class cricket until the sheer volume in his output could no longer be ignored by the national selectors. His erstwhile omission had largely been because of the surfeit of wicketkeepers in Sri Lanka's Test squad. He had perhaps made enough runs to vindicate place on his batting alone, but the nuances of balancing a side and the quest to groom young batsmen for the future had kept a Test spot out of reach.

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Oct 30, 2018

Kaushal Silva sweeps on the way to a half-century, Sri Lanka Board XI v England XI, Tour match, Colombo, 1st day, October 30, 2018

Kaushal Silva sweeps on the way to a half-century

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Oct 1, 2017

Kaushal Silva drives on the up, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day, October 1, 2017

Kaushal Silva drives on the up

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Sep 28, 2017

Kaushal Silva was bowled trying to shoulder his arms, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 1st day, Abu Dhabi, 28 September, 2017

Kaushal Silva was bowled trying to shoulder his arms

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