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Dhananjaya de Silva
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Dhananjaya de Silva

Sri Lanka|Allrounder
Dhananjaya de Silva

INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2021

Full Name

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born

September 06, 1991, Colombo

Age

29y 252d

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

TEAMS

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
Test36645225317338.18399156.457827815380
ODI454278958425.57115477.5505908200
T20I161503316222.06301109.960228540
FC9717110625517338.851012061.801828731831050
List A87838201513226.86248481.113722520390
T2058555138081*27.601053131.0501013342220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test365326051441243/255/5160.043.31108.50000
ODI45371076928223/323/3242.185.1748.90000
T20I16910812852/222/2225.607.1121.60000
FC97122638535201147/5912/10930.873.3056.00341
List A876618451515423/323/3236.074.9243.90000
T205835481593222/92/926.957.3921.80000
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh2 & 410/6 & 1/1929-Apr-2021PallekeleTest # 2419
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh1661/130 & 0/4621-Apr-2021PallekeleTest # 2418
Sri Lanka vs West Indies391/26 & 0/8129-Mar-2021North SoundTest # 2417
Sri Lanka vs West Indies13 & 500/30 & 0/1221-Mar-2021North SoundTest # 2416
Sri Lanka vs WICB XI173/2617-Mar-2021CoolidgeOTHER

Photos


Saif Hassan is caught at slip by Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva reached fifty on day four
Dhananjaya de Silva punches through the off side
Dimuth Karunaratne is congratulated by Dhananjaya de Silva
Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva run between the wickets
Dhananjaya de Silva puts a floppy hat on Dimuth Karunaratne's head