Dhananjaya de Silva (ධනංජය ද සිල්වා); is a right-handed batting all-rounder with right-arm off break spin bowling. De Silva has represented his national side Sri Lanka Cricket Team in three formats of International Cricket. De Silva won the Test Batsman of the year award for the 2016-17 season at Sri Lanka annual awards function. A brilliant batsman and a responsible who bats top of the order.
Dhananjaya de Silva made his first-class cricket debut for Badureliya Sports Club. He also played first-class cricket Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club and Ragama Cricket Club. De Silva is the first Sri Lankan batsman and 5th overall in the history of ICC to get off the mark in a Test match. By hitting six on his debut, which he did against Australia on July 26, 2016. He has remarkable stats in his first-class and List-A cricket.
De Silva made his T20I debut against Pakistan in July 2015. He scored 31 runs on his debut but Sri Lanka lost the match. Dhananjaya took his maiden Test wicket against Australia by dismissing Peter Nevill against Australia on July 27, 2017. De Silva is an outstanding batsman who appeared in all three formats of international cricket. He played 31 Test games, 45 ODI and 16 Twenty20 Internationals.
He has played for Udarata Rulers (formerly known as Kandurata Maroons in the Sri Lanka Super 4’s T20 tournament. It was the temporary instalment of the Sri Lanka Premier League. De Silva was given a call during the 2018 domestic T20 cricket tournament in Galle’s squad the 2018 SLC T20 League. He never got the option of playing in any other international cricket league.
Dhananjaya de Silva Career Stats
Dhananjaya de Silva Profile
|Full Name||Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva|
|Date of Birth||6 September 1991 Hambantota, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing Roll||Batting Allrounder|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Test Debut||26 July 2016 v Australia (cap 135)|
|ODI Debut||16 June 2016 v Ireland (cap 169)|
|T20 Debut||30 July 2015 v Pakistan (cap 53)|
|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|