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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 330d

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
ODI5350811129126.47144477.00071118240
T20I201924066223.88369110.020232660
FC9717110625517338.851012061.801828731831050
List A95919223213227.21277480.463924620430
T2062597145581*27.981121129.7901013743240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test365326051441243/255/5160.043.31108.50000
ODI534312381079273/323/3239.965.2245.80000
T20I201012014152/222/2228.207.0524.00000
FC97122638535201147/5912/10930.873.3056.00341
List A957220071666473/323/3235.444.9842.70000
T206236493606222/92/927.547.3722.40000
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Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga run between the wickets
Dhananjaya de Silva shakes hands with Shikhar Dhawan
Dhananjaya de Silva guides the ball behind square
Dhananjaya de Silva and Chamika Karunaratne celebrate Sri Lanka's win
Dhananjaya de Silva's unbeaten 40 took Sri Lanka over the line
Dhananjaya de Silva had no answers to a leagbreak from Yuzvendra Chahal