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Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva

Age 32Sri LankaSRI LANKA
Right Handed All Rounder

A childhood scarred with hardships and perseverance, Dhananjaya de Silva saw much at an early age in his life. Like thousands of others in his country, de Silva’s village was one of the many which were affected by the horrific Tsunami wave in 2005. That in itself is a tragedy massive enough to rock your whole world apart, but this young strong-headed boy at the time continued with his schooling and simultaneously, focused on his cricket as well.


Following the pattern of a majority of cricketers in recent times, he broke through the ranks with some good performances in age-group cricket. A call-up in the U-19 squad followed along with a T20I debut in 2015. He impressed for a brief period, then went on to have a good domestic season which made it impossible to not take notice of him. ODI and Test debuts came the following year and he kicked his international career off in some fashion.


In his first ever Test series, which was against Australia at home, he was the highest run-getter. A stark highlight in it was his 211-run partnership with Dinesh Chandimal in the third Test, which bailed his team out of a tough spot and eventually, Sri Lanka went on to win the match. He made a decent start in the 50-over format as well, having scored a couple of strong fifties in his first few games, but then experienced a dip in form. He’s been in-and-out of the side a lot, largely down to inconsistency, and found it difficult to impress whenever given a chance.


Dhananjaya is an aggressive batsman with flair and good technique. He has been experiencing a low phase in his career, but he still has time on his side and the Lankans would be wise to persist with him as he has the talent and can be a vital part going forward in this rebuilding phase of theirs.

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Dhananjaya de Silva Ranking
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Batting
127ODI16TEST82T20
ball
Bowling
111ODI102TEST181T20
Teams
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • defaultColombo Cricket Club
  • defaultRagama Cricket Club
  • defaultSri Lanka A
  • defaultTamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
  • Sri Lanka Under-19Sri Lanka Under-19
  • defaultAce Capital Cricket Club
  • defaultSylhet Strikers
  • defaultRuhuna Royals
  • defaultSri Lanka Cricket Board President XI
  • defaultKandurata Maroons
  • defaultAbahani Limited
  • defaultUdarata Rulers
  • defaultColombo
  • defaultGalle
  • defaultColombo Commandos
  • defaultKhulna Tigers
  • defaultSri Lankans
  • defaultJaffna District
  • defaultDambulla
  • defaultColombo Strikers
  • defaultDambulla Sixers
  • defaultJaffna Kings
  • defaultJaffna Kings
  • defaultSLC Blues
  • defaultJaffna
  • defaultAbu Dhabi Knight Riders
  • defaultKathmandu Knights

Match Results

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Dhananjaya de Silva Statistics

Debut
Sri Lanka vs Ireland on Jun 16, 2016
Last
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand on Nov 09, 2023
Debut
Sri Lanka vs Australia on Jul 26, 2016
Last
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on Mar 30, 2024
Debut
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan on Jul 30, 2015
Last
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands on Jun 16, 2024

Dhananjaya de Silva Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
90186510025.9078.59
Highest Runs93
Balls Faced111
On DateJun 30, 23
AgainstNetherlandsNED

Dhananjaya de Silva Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
903754443.3451.135.08
Wickets Taken3
Runs32
On DateJun 21, 19
AgainstEnglandENG

Dhananjaya de Silva Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
4103
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Dhananjaya de Silva Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
543582141240.2457.82
Highest Runs173
Balls Faced229
On DateJan 31, 18
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Dhananjaya de Silva Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
54615.33459.41108.613.28
Wickets Taken3
Runs25
On DateAug 14, 19
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Dhananjaya de Silva Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
7104
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Dhananjaya de Silva Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
458473021.17115.86
Highest Runs66
Balls Faced42
On DateNov 01, 22
AgainstAfghanistanAFG

Dhananjaya de Silva Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
4547.41620.4317.876.86
Wickets Taken2
Runs22
On DateAug 14, 18
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Dhananjaya de Silva Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2102
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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