Chamara Silva      

Full name Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva

Born December 14, 1979, Panadura

Current age 40 years 237 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Deccan Chargers, Kandurata Maroons, Panadura Sports Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 17 1 537 152* 33.56 854 62.88 1 2 68 1 7 0
ODIs 75 62 7 1587 107* 28.85 2254 70.40 1 13 139 10 20 0
T20Is 16 15 2 175 38 13.46 177 98.87 0 0 19 3 5 0
First-class 232 382 20 14963 216 41.33 38 85 289 0
List A 282 258 47 6968 110 33.02 3 50 115 0
T20s 84 80 11 1760 110* 25.50 1428 123.24 1 5 152 47 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 3 102 65 1 1/57 1/57 65.00 3.82 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 75 2 42 33 1 1/21 1/21 33.00 4.71 42.0 0 0 0
T20Is 16 2 18 15 1 1/4 1/4 15.00 5.00 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 232 2660 1873 56 4/24 33.44 4.22 47.5 0 0
List A 282 367 339 7 1/1 1/1 48.42 5.54 52.4 0 0 0
T20s 84 3 24 36 1 1/4 1/4 36.00 9.00 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Nov 23, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Nov 25, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 13, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Dec 19, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Badureliya Sports Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Katunayake, Jan 15, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17 Bloomfield v SL Navy Colombo (Bloomfield) 13 Mar 2020 FC
37 Bloomfield v KTC Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Mar 2020 FC
25 Bloomfield v Sebast CAC Colombo (Bloomfield) 28 Feb 2020 FC
79, 44 Bloomfield v Kandy CCC Colombo (Bloomfield) 22 Feb 2020 FC
33, 57, 0/3 Bloomfield v Police SC Colombo (Police) 15 Feb 2020 FC
35, 60* Bloomfield v Nugegoda SWC Colombo (Bloomfield) 8 Feb 2020 FC
25 Bloomfield v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 31 Jan 2020 FC
8 Bloomfield v Badureliya Katunayake 15 Jan 2020 T20
58* Bloomfield v Panadura Katunayake 14 Jan 2020 T20
0 Bloomfield v Unichela SC Katunayake 12 Jan 2020 T20
Profile

Chamara Silva first arrived on the scene as a slightly-built 19-year-old in 1999, a beneficiary of the youth policy adopted by Sidath Wettimuny, the chairman of the selectors at the time. He began with a promising 54 on his ODI debut against Australia. His mannerisms while batting - particularly bow-legged stance and the flamboyant cover drives - immediately attracted comparisons with the great Aravinda de Silva. But despite being prodigiously talented, he failed to nail down a regular place during tours to Sharjah (1999), Zimbabwe (1999), Pakistan (2000) and England (2002). After the England tour he dropped out of the selectors' radar and returned to domestic cricket where he captained Panadura Cricket Club. Over the next four years he was a prolific run-scorer, especially after a move to Sebastianites for the 2004-05 season. Eventually he caught the eye of Tom Moody, who could not understand why he was not in the national squad. A quick promotion back into the Sri Lanka A team followed and after a successful tour to India he won a long overdue international recall. Still just 27, he was a surprise selection for the New Zealand tour and was handed his maiden cap in the first Test at Christchurch. It was an inauspicious start as he bagged a pair and Sri Lanka lost by five wickets. Sri Lanka's team management, however, kept faith for the second Test in Wellington and he rewarded them handsomely, scoring 61 in the first innings and a magnificent unbeaten 152 in the second. His maiden one-day century followed in India, just three weeks before the World Cup.
Charlie Austin February 2007

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Mar 20, 2012

Chamara Silva drives through the covers during his hundred, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI v England XI, 1st day, Colombo, March 20, 2012

Chamara Silva drives through the covers during his hundred

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Mar 20, 2012

Chamara Silva's 163 gave England a tough day in the field, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI v England XI, 1st day, Colombo, March 20, 2012

Chamara Silva's 163 gave England a tough day in the field

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Aug 22, 2011

Chamara Silva got to a fifty off 51 balls, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 22, 2011

Chamara Silva got to a fifty off 51 balls

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