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Aravinda de Silva

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Player profile

Full name Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva
Born October 17, 1965, Colombo
Current age 42 years 45 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Auckland, Kent, Nondescripts Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 48 43 0
ODIs 308 296 30 9284 145 34.90 11443 81.13 11 64 95 0
First-class 220 343 33 15000 267 48.38 43 71 108 0
List A 392 377 44 12095 158* 36.32 17 77 116 0

Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 93 58 2595 1208 29 3/30 3/34 41.65 2.79 89.4 0 0 0
ODIs 308 156 5148 4177 106 4/30 4/30 39.40 4.86 48.5 2 0 0
First-class 220 9005 3763 129 7/24 29.17 2.50 69.8 8 1
List A 392 7377 5663 156 4/28 4/28 36.30 4.60 47.2 4 0 0

Career statistics
Statistics Statsguru Tests | Statsguru ODIs
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 23-28, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Jul 21-23, 2002 scorecard
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, Mar 31, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Mar 18, 2003 scorecard
First-class span 1983/84 - 2002
List A span 1983/84 - 2002/03

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996


One of the game's best entertainers, de Silva possessed the strengths of many of the tallest short run-scorers: unruffable technique, strong at cutting and hooking, an unrepentant attacker. His record is unrivalled among countrymen, his place in history secure after a match-winning century in a World Cup final. He stands 5ft 3 1/2in and arguably there has not been a better smaller player. His enthusiasm was amazing: he was a virtual ever-present in the Sri Lanka side and also played first-class and club cricket in England, South Africa and Australia. His international career ended with the 2003 World Cup, where he batted with all the verve and panache of old, and bowled his offspinners cannily. Sri Lanka's cricket authorities ensured that his wealth of cricketing experience would not go waste, appointing him a national selector. His other main interests are cakes and cars (usually fast ones).
Simon Wilde

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