Full Name

Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva

Born

December 12, 1952, Ambalangoda

Age

68y 313d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

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
Test47241148.1900100
ODI64296*4.503327.270020
FC536827317757.7301210
List A15732010*5.000040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4796238572/384/9855.002.40137.40000
ODI6630526293/413/4129.115.1533.80000
FC531173644181616/3027.442.2572.8040
List A15822517193/413/4127.213.7743.20000
Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva
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