Matches (14)
ZIM v WI (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA20 (3)
ILT20 (3)
BBL (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (1)
WI 4-Day (2)

Full Name

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born

September 06, 1991, Colombo

Age

31y 151d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

5ft 8in

Education

Debarawewa Central Hambantota, Mahanama College Colombo, Richmond College, Galle

A technically correct top-order batsman from the southern reaches of the island, Dhananjaya de Silva briefly caught the national selectors' eye in 2015, then went on to have a bumper domestic season that marked him out for more intensive national duty. De Silva had been picked on potential in Sri Lanka's mid-year T20s against Pakistan, in 2015, but didn't quite convince he was a T20 batsman, hitting 45 off 47 balls across two innings. What followed, though, was an emphatic blooming.

De Silva first topped the batting charts in the Super T20 Provincial Tournament in early 2016, hitting 234 runs at a strike rate of 133, in six innings. Months later, he was the star of Tamil Union's first victorious first-class campaign in 55 years, hitting 868 runs at 54.20, which featured a crucial fourth-innings 121 in the match that clinched his team the title. Incredibly, though usually employed as a part-time offspinner, de Silva was also his club's most successful bowler that season, claiming 32 wickets at 14.23.

Those numbers helped earn him his first call-up to Sri Lanka's Test squad - for the England tour in May and June 2016.
Andrew Fernando, May 2016

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test45816281517337.53497256.6191033720530
ODI6561813939126.28177878.34081449310
T20I3635365966*20.59576114.40035611150
FC10919313689917338.321122761.452030797881230
List A12011512312113230.30377082.7851435027550
T20101939200081*23.801587126.0201119452450
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test456731711770333/255/5153.633.3496.0000
ODI655516701411373/323/3238.135.0645.1000
T20I3621253282132/222/2221.696.6819.4000
FC109142760541541377/5912/10930.323.2755.5351
List A1209728972375724/274/2732.984.9140.2100
T2010161824978372/92/926.437.1222.2000
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Dhananjaya de Silva completed a quick half-century but lost partners at regular intervals
Dasun Shanaka congratulates Dhananjaya de Silva for dismissing Axar Patel
Dhananjaya de Silva is castled for a golden duck by Axar Patel
Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva added 72 runs for the fourth wicket
Dhananjaya de Silva scored a quick 29 off 19 balls
Dhananjaya de Silva got rid of Hashmatullah Shahidi