Personal Information

Full Name Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva
Born September 6, 1991 Colombo
Age 32 Years, 8 Months, 18 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Sport Cricket

Ranking

Test ODI T20
Batting 16 127 89
Bowling 102 111 164

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
3 3 2 0 -

Career Information

Teams Played Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka Under-19, Ace Capital Cricket Club, Sylhet Strikers, Ruhuna Royals, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Kandurata Maroons, Abahani Limited, Udarata Rulers, Colombo, Galle, Colombo Commandos, Khulna Tigers, Sri Lankans, Jaffna District, Dambulla, Colombo Strikers, Dambulla Aura, Jaffna Kings, SLC Blues, Jaffna, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Kathmandu Knights
Career Span

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
Test
54 97 8 3582 173 v BAN 12 14 426 33 40.24 57.82 71 0 8 2
ODI
90 82 10 1865 93 v NED 0 10 186 17 25.90 78.59 41 0 4 0
World Cup
15 14 3 248 34 v BAN 0 0 21 4 22.54 69.27 4 0 1 0
T20I
43 42 4 792 66* v AFG 0 3 67 17 20.84 116.64 21 0 2 2
ILT20
5 5 0 107 65 v MIE 0 1 10 3 21.40 122.98 3 0 0 0
ttwenty_non_domestic
5 5 0 107 65 v MIE 0 1 10 3 21.40 122.98 3 0 0 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
Test
81 615.3 78 2020 34 3/25 v NZ 3 0 59.41 3.28 108.61 50
ODI
75 375 1 1907 44 3/32 v ENG 4 0 43.34 5.08 51.13 75
World Cup
14 62 0 371 5 3/32 v ENG 1 0 74.20 5.98 74.40 14
T20I
24 45.4 0 316 15 2/22 v SA 0 0 21.06 6.91 18.26 24
ILT20
2 4 0 41 1 1/25 v SW 0 0 41.00 10.25 24.00 2
ttwenty_non_domestic
2 4 0 41 1 1/25 v SW 0 0 41.00 10.25 24.00 2

Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva Profile

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.