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Dhananjaya de Silva      

Full name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

Born September 6, 1991, Colombo

Current age 28 years 313 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Kandurata Maroons, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Debarawewa Central Hambantota, Mahanama College Colombo, Richmond College, Galle

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 57 4 1863 173 35.15 3288 56.66 6 6 230 13 34 0
ODIs 45 42 7 895 84 25.57 1154 77.55 0 5 90 8 20 0
T20Is 16 15 0 331 62 22.06 301 109.96 0 2 28 5 4 0
First-class 89 159 8 5546 173 36.72 9105 60.91 16 24 656 67 98 0
List A 87 83 8 2015 132 26.86 2484 81.11 3 7 225 20 39 0
T20s 51 49 4 1262 81* 28.04 976 129.30 0 9 123 37 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 45 1957 1091 21 3/25 5/51 51.95 3.34 93.1 0 0 0
ODIs 45 37 1076 928 22 3/32 3/32 42.18 5.17 48.9 0 0 0
T20Is 16 9 108 128 5 2/22 2/22 25.60 7.11 21.6 0 0 0
First-class 89 109 5188 2852 97 6/33 9/41 29.40 3.29 53.4 3 2 0
List A 87 66 1845 1515 42 3/32 3/32 36.07 4.92 43.9 0 0 0
T20s 51 31 407 507 19 2/9 2/9 26.68 7.47 21.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Badureliya Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), May 6-8, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Dambulla, Mar 14-16, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Lankan Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo, Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6/74, 110, 3/10, 31* Tamil Union v Badureliya Dambulla 14 Mar 2020 FC
51, 0/13 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4250
12 Sri Lanka v West Indies Hambantota 26 Feb 2020 ODI # 4247
0/16, 18 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
3/71, 42, 0/32 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 27 Jan 2020 Test # 2383
0/50, 63, 0/12 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Jan 2020 Test # 2381
0/13, 57 Sri Lanka v India Pune 10 Jan 2020 T20I # 1027
17, 0/15 Sri Lanka v India Indore 7 Jan 2020 T20I # 1026
- Sri Lanka v India Guwahati 5 Jan 2020 T20I # 1025
32, 0/19, 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 19 Dec 2019 Test # 2375
Profile

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.

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Mar 1, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva goes over the top, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva goes over the top

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Jan 29, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews added 84 for the fourth wicket, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 3rd day, January 29, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews added 84 for the fourth wicket

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Jan 29, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva is bowled, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 3rd day, January 29, 2020

Dhananjaya de Silva is bowled

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