Matches (17)
IPL (2)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (1)
ACC Premier Cup (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva


October 17, 1965, Colombo


58y 186d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

One of the game's best entertainers, de Silva possessed the strengths of many of the tallest short run-scorers: unruffable technique, strong at cutting and hooking, an unrepentant attacker. His record is unrivalled among countrymen, his place in history secure after a match-winning century in a World Cup final. He stands 5ft 3 1/2in and arguably there has not been a better smaller player. His enthusiasm was amazing: he was a virtual ever-present in the Sri Lanka side and also played first-class and club cricket in England, South Africa and Australia. His international career ended with the 2003 World Cup, where he batted with all the verve and panache of old, and bowled his offspinners cannily. Sri Lanka's cricket authorities ensured that his wealth of cricketing experience would not go waste, appointing him a national selector. His other main interests are cakes and cars (usually fast ones).
Simon Wilde

Aravinda de Silva Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Photos of Aravinda de Silva

Muthiah Muralidaran, Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva in attendance on the opening day
Aravinda de Silva speaks during a press conference
Aravinda de Silva leaves the Special Investigation Unit in Colombo after a meeting
Aravinda de Silva speaks at a press meeting while Nic Pothas looks on
Aravinda de Silva and Kumar Sangakkara chat with SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala
Aravinda de Silva and Kumar Sangakkara arrive at a press conference