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Chamara Silva

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, SL Clubs XI, Panadura Sports Club, Ruhuna, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Southern Province, Sinhalese Sports Club, Hyderabad, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Ruhuna Royals, Kandurata Maroons
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
December 14, 1979, Panadura

Profile

His batting style earned him comparisons with the great Sri Lankan legend, Aravinda De Silva, but Chamara Silva failed to live up to the promise and has constantly found himself on the fringes of the national team.

Silva debuted for Panadura Sports Club in 1996 and was a consistent performer in the domestic circuit. He made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against Australia in 1999, scoring 55 in a losing cause. But he failed to sustain the early momentum and after a string of low scores, was dropped from the team. His consequent comeback was also less fruitful and between 2000 and 2005, he featured in only three ODI’s. Though he continued to score big domestically, the selectors ignored him because they felt that he had not justified his chances earlier.

It was Sri Lanka’s then coach Tom Moody who recognised Chamara’s talent and insisted that he be part of his team. His faith was reposed and Chamara slammed his maiden century against India on his comeback. He also made his Test debut in 2006 against New Zealand with a golden pair but made 61 and 152 in the next match. He was consequently selected for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and averaged an impressive 43.75 playing part in Sri Lanka’s road to the final. He has since then been in and out of the team but is still considered an asset to the team because of his vast experience.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 11 17 537 1 33.56 62.88 1 2 152*
ODI 75 62 1587 7 28.85 70.40 1 13 107*
T20 16 15 175 2 13.46 98.87 0 0 38
IPL 3 3 40 1 20 153.84 0 0 23*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 11 3 102 65 1 1/57 / 65 3.82 0 0 0 1
ODI 75 2 42 33 1 1/21 / 33 4.71 0 0 0 2
T20 16 2 18 15 1 1/4 / 15 5 0 0 0 0
IPL 3 1 6 21 0 0/21 / - 21 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 7 0 1
ODI 20 0 5
T20 5 0 2
IPL 3 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2008
 
ODI:
1999-2011
 
T20:
2006-2011
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Dec 07, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 03, 2008
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Aug 26, 1999
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 23, 2011
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Dec 22, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 25, 2011
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Mumbai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 18, 2008
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 25, 2008
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