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Roy Dias
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Roy Dias

Sri Lanka
Roy Dias

INTL CAREER: 1979 - 1987

Full Name

Roy Luke Dias

Born

October 18, 1952, Colombo

Age

68y 209d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Other

Referee, Coach

TEAMS

Roy Dias had an inauspicious debut for Sri Lanka at Test level, batting at No. 3; he was dismissed by Bob Willis without scoring. However, in the second innings Dias displayed his batting talents for all to see stroking an elegant 77. Dias was a joy to watch at the crease, blessed with a wonderful sense of timing, combined with a classical style. Already an experienced first-class cricketer when Sri Lanka gained Test status, Dias formed the backbone of the batting along with Duleep Mendis in the period following the Sri Lanka's inception. In the proceeding Test tour to Pakistan, Dias highlighted his class. Scoring 295 runs at 49.16, including 98 at Faisalabad and then following up with 109 at Lahore, holding firm as the top order crumbled around him in a the face of a withering barrage of pace bowling from Imran Khan. In Sri Lanka's maiden Test victory, and series victory, over India at home in 1985-86, Dias' contribution was decisive. Twin fifties in the second Test had helped set up a win, then with Sri Lanka on the brink of oblivion in the final Test, Dias rescued Sri Lanka with a superlative 106, ensuring a draw was achieved. Following retirement, Dias maintained his profile in the game coaching Sri Lanka for a period.
Johann P Jayasekera

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test20361128510936.7138160
ODI58555157312131.46231567.94211160
FC9314713429614432.05524390
List A89849236312131.50314240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test20124170---4.25-000
ODI586567033/253/2523.337.4918.60000
FC9318011811/9118.00180.0000
List A89567033/253/2523.3318.60000
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Photos


Sri Lanka A coach Roy Dias in a pre-series press conference
Roy Dias drives on his way to 77