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Sri Lanka have Tillakaratne Dilshan, the highest scorer of the 2011 World Cup until the Final, Dilshan has guided Sri Lanka to the ICC Cricket World Cup final against India.
If India have in-form all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, Sri Lanka have Tillakaratne Dilshan who has the potential to devastate the opposition single-handedly. Coming into the final, Dilshan is the leading scorer of the 2011 World Cup, even ahead of India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. (AFP Photo)
Before the World Cup final, Dilshan played eight matches and scored 467 runs at an average of 66.71. (AFP Photo)
Except Australia and New Zealand, Dilshan scored big against all teams. His knocks include two centuries, two fifties and two 40-plus innings. (AFP Photo)
Opening the innings for Sri Lanka, Dilshan made sure he did his job with perfection and not leave the job for the batters to follow. With opening partner Upul Tharanga, Dilshan added 800 runs for the first wicket in nine matches. (AFP Photo)
His bowling prowess gives his team the flexibility. His off breaks not only keep the scoring in check but also provide breakthroughs when needed. (AFP Photo)
When not bowling, Dilshan makes sure he does not let ball pass through his fingers while fielding. An electric fielder, Dilshan stands like a wall in the point region with his sharp reflexes. (AFP Photo)
Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan failed to score big in the World Cup final but with his score of 33 runs, he went past the 500-run mark in the tournament. He became the fifth player to achieve this feat in the World Cup tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar has done it twice in 1996 and 2003. Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Mahela Jayawardene are the others to achieve this feat. (AFP Photo)