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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

30y 139d

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
Test38686247217339.87435756.738929417460
ODI5653811999126.64157476.17071188270
T20I232224126220.60380108.420232660
FC9917511647417339.471048661.731929747851130
List A98949231913227.28290479.853925320460
T2078728162481*25.371279126.9701015544310
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test385626351465253/255/5158.603.33105.4000
ODI564613461162283/323/3241.505.1748.0000
T20I231214417152/222/2234.207.1228.8000
FC99125641535441157/5912/10930.813.3155.7341
List A987521151749483/323/3236.434.9644.0000
T207845619756262/92/929.077.3223.8000
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Stars vs Giants15--19-Dec-2021HambantotaT20
Stars vs Warriors400/3317-Dec-2021Colombo (RPS)T20
Stars vs Kings11--16-Dec-2021Colombo (RPS)T20
Stars vs Warriors--1/414-Dec-2021Colombo (RPS)T20
Stars vs Gladiators2*0/1012-Dec-2021Colombo (RPS)T20

Photos


Dhananjaya de Silva helped Sri Lanka extend their lead
Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates his hundred
Dhananjaya de Silva acknowledges the cheers after getting to a half-century
Dhananjaya de Silva is a little off-balance as he attempts a cut
Joshua Da Silva pouched Dhananjaya de Silva behind the wicket
Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka and Praveen Jayawickrama walk back after rain stopped play