Matches (12)
IND-W in SL (1)
IND in ENG (1)
WI v BDESH (1)
ENG v IND (1)
Vitality Blast (8)

Full Name

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born

September 06, 1991, Colombo

Age

30y 301d

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
Test43776263917337.16469256.2481031418500
ODI6057813259127.04171077.48081319290
T20I232224126220.60380108.420232660
FC10718913672317338.191094761.411930774861200
List A11310911300413230.65364382.4551433327520
T2079728162481*25.371279126.9701015544310
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test436330331716313/255/5155.353.3997.8000
ODI605014961276333/323/3238.665.1145.3000
T20I231214417152/222/2234.207.1228.8000
FC107138746741001357/5912/10930.373.2955.3351
List A1139026812207684/274/2732.454.9339.4100
T207945619756262/92/929.077.3223.8000
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Dhananjaya de Silva was lbw padding up at Travis Head
Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates the wicket of Travis Head
Usman Khawaja acknowledges his half-century
Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green shared a crucial 57-run stand
Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates his half-century
Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka share century stand