Full name Athege Roshen Shivanka Silva
Born November 17, 1988, Colombo
Current age 29 years 186 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Colts Cricket Club, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 8 in
Education St. Joseph's College, Colombo
|Test debut||India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club v Singha Sports Club at Kurunegala, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Galle v Kandy at Hambantota, Apr 21-24, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Singha Sports Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Panadura, Nov 8, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Colombo v Galle at Colombo (RPS), May 8, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Colts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Ragama Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Mar 4, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|23, 0/3||Galle||v Colombo||Colombo (RPS)||8 May 2018||LA|
|24||Galle||v Dambulla||Colombo (CCC)||5 May 2018||LA|
|55||Galle||v Kandy||Colombo (PSS)||2 May 2018||LA|
|168, 89||Galle||v Kandy||Hambantota||21 Apr 2018||FC|
|44||Galle||v Dambulla||Dambulla||8 Apr 2018||FC|
|231*, 3*||Galle||v Colombo||Hambantota||30 Mar 2018||FC|
|37, 0/14||Ragama||v Sinhalese||Colombo (Colts)||21 Mar 2018||LA|
|60||Ragama||v KTC||Colombo (Thurstan)||18 Mar 2018||LA|
|44||Ragama||v Bloomfield||Colombo (Bloomfield)||16 Mar 2018||LA|
|1/37, 68||Ragama||v Tamil Union||Colombo (PSS)||14 Mar 2018||LA|
One of Sri Lanka's most consistent domestic batsmen, rare is the year in which Roshen Silva does not average close to or above 50 in the Premier League Tournament. His challenge has been to stand out. Though often one of the best batsmen in any first-class season, Silva has rarely been the top-scorer, nor the batsman who appears most naturally gifted among the domestic lot. But eventually the piles of runs he had accrued began to pique the national selectors' interest.
For Silva, 2016 was almost a breakthrough year. Having impressed in an October tour of New Zealand for Sri Lanka A the previous year, Silva scored 678 runs at an average of over 55 in the 2016 Premier League Tournament. When he followed that up with 314 runs at 62.80 for Sri Lanka A in England, he was called up to the Test squad. Had it been any other series, Silva may have made his debut, only he had been selected for the series in which Sri Lanka would whitewash Australia 3-0 - the selectors saw no need to make changes to the batting order.
Silva would be picked in the Sri Lanka squad again - this time in the outfit to play Pakistan, in September and October 2017.
A graduate of St Joseph's College, Silva had also played for Sri Lanka's Under-19 side.