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Tillakaratne Dilshan      

Full name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara

Current age 39 years 120 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kalutara Town Club, Northern Districts, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Singha Sports Club, Surrey, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Also known as Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - TN Sampath

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 87 145 11 5492 193 40.98 8379 65.54 16 23 677 24 88 0
ODIs 327 300 41 10216 161* 39.44 11830 86.35 22 47 1102 55 119 1
T20Is 68 67 10 1618 104* 28.38 1341 120.65 1 11 191 27 30 2
First-class 233 384 24 13979 200* 38.83 38 59 356 23
List A 443 410 54 14215 188 39.92 30 71 199 8
Twenty20 209 205 23 4922 104* 27.04 4002 122.98 1 32 601 104 78 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 87 76 3385 1711 39 4/10 4/10 43.87 3.03 86.7 1 0 0
ODIs 327 201 5803 4706 106 4/4 4/4 44.39 4.86 54.7 3 0 0
T20Is 68 21 228 294 6 2/4 2/4 49.00 7.73 38.0 0 0 0
First-class 233 6501 3255 90 5/49 36.16 3.00 72.2 1 0
List A 443 7722 6170 151 4/4 4/4 40.86 4.79 51.1 4 0 0
Twenty20 209 112 1534 1873 61 3/16 3/16 30.70 7.32 25.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 18-22, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16-19, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Dec 11, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 10, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Aug 7-10, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hambantota Troopers v Colombo Commandos at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44, 0/8 Troopers v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
0/18, 4 Troopers v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
0c/0s, 15 Troopers v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
85, 1/20 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 24 Jan 2016 T20
1/22, 95* Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
20, 0/2 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (NCC) 21 Jan 2016 T20
0/14, 41 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 20 Jan 2016 T20
0/12, 64 Tamil Union v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 13 Jan 2016 T20
28 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 10 Jan 2016 T20I # 476
0/20, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
Profile

With his relentless aggression, strong wrists and natural timing, Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the most exciting batsmen in the game today. He is technically sound, but, much like Virender Sehwag, he uses the defensive option only as a last resort, after all the attacking alternatives have been explored. He loves to make room and thrash the ball through the off side, but the stroke that bears his signature more than any other is the one he developed for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 - the eponymously named "Dilscoop" shot over his head, which confounded bowlers and experts alike.

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Timeline
    • November 18, 1999
      International debut
      • Dilshan makes his first appearance for Sri Lanka in a Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Makes just 9 in his only innings, but effects a run-out and takes two catches in the match.
    • November 28, 1999
      Dilshan announces himself
      • Just ten days later, on day three of the Harare Test, Dilshan scores an unbeaten 163. He shows admirable restraint as Zimbabwe curtail his favourite pull and cover drive and, although he plays and misses frequently, Dilshan bats for a minute under eight hours, facing 343 balls and hitting 18 fours.
    • December 11, 1999
      One-day debut
      • After his successful debut Test series, Dilshan plays his first ODI also in Bulawayo. Batting at No. 6, he makes 35 from 49 balls in a washed-out encounter.
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Jan 10, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed for 28, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Auckland, January 10, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed for 28

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Jan 5, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal celebrate Kane Williamson's wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Mount Maunganui, January 5, 2016

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Dinesh Chandimal celebrate Kane Williamson's wicket

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Dec 31, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a sweep shot during his 91, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, December 31, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a sweep shot during his 91

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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Dhaka - Apr 4, 2014
India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
West Indies won by 84 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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