Full Name

Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva

Born

December 12, 1952, Ambalangoda

Age

70y 55d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Ajith de Silva was a highly rated left-arm orthodox spinner within his homeland. It was a great disappointment to his supporters when he failed to make a significant impact at the highest level. De Silva was selected in the inaugural test team that played England at Colombo. He had a steady, though somewhat disappointing debut taking two wickets in each innings, bowling with admirable accuracy but failing to give the ball sufficient flight on what was a favorable wicket for spin bowling. It was expected that along with D.S. de Silva, he would form a spin combination that would hold Sri Lanka in good stead during its formative years in test cricket. However, this was not the case, his returns in three other Tests were below expectations. On the tour to Pakistan he bowled accurately at Karachi and Faisalabad but struggled to dismiss Test-quality batsman. He ended any further chance of representing Sri Lanka when in 1982-83 he joined the tour to South Africa.
Johann P Jayasekera

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test47241148.20nullnull00100
ODI64296*4.503327.2700null20
FC536827317757.73nullnull01null210
List A15732010*5.00nullnull00null40
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4796238572/384/9855.002.40137.4000
ODI6630526293/413/4129.115.1533.8000
FC53null1173644181616/30null27.442.2572.8null40
List A15null822517193/413/4127.213.7743.2000
Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva
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