Full Name

Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva

Born

October 17, 1965, Colombo

Age

56y 48d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

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).
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test9315911636126742.97202248430
ODI30829630928414534.901144381.131164950
FC220343331500026748.3843711080
List A3923774412095158*36.3217771160
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test935825951208293/303/3441.652.7989.4000
ODI308156514841771064/304/3039.404.8648.5200
FC220900537631297/2429.172.5069.881
List A392737756631564/284/2836.304.6047.2400
Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva
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Photos


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
Aravinda de Silva has a word with SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala