Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tillakaratne Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan
Personal information
Full nameTillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Born14 October 1976 (1976-10-14) (age 32)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight arm off spin
International information
National sideSri Lanka
Test debut (cap 80)18 November 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last Test1 March 2009 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 102)11 December 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI8 February 2009 v India
ODI shirt no.18
Domestic team information
2000 – presentBloomfield C&AC
1998 – 2000Sebastianites C&AC
Career statistics
Runs scored3,0523,42310,6506,125
Batting average41.8031.1138.0335.00
Top score168137*200*188
Balls bowled8242,6113,4363,618
Bowling average36.9043.6130.7437.72
5 wickets in innings0010
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling4/104/295/494/17

Source: CricketArchive, 7 March 2009

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan (born 14 October 1976 in Kalutara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and he plays his club cricket for the Indian Premier League team of Delhi DareDevils. Known as Tuwan Mohammad Dilshan prior to his conversion from Islam to Buddhism,[1] an aggressive right-hand batsman, he is also a capable spin bowler and his off breaks are mostly used in the one-day arena.

Dilshan made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1999. He scored his maiden Test hundred in the series with a 163. Dilshan also made his One day international debut against Zimbabwe before spending the next 15 months in and out of the side. Even when he played he never knew his place in the side as he was constantly being pushed up and down the order.

His revival as an international cricketer came in 2003. In 4 consecutive Test innings he boasted scores of 63, 100, 83 and 104. The latter came against the world champion Australian side at Galle. In September 2005 Dilshan scored his most recent Test century, an innings of 168 off just 179 balls against Bangladesh.

In first final of the 2005-06 VB Series, Dilshan's fielding made headlines when he effected four run outs.

In November 2007, Dilshan scored 188 for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club against Colts Cricket Club in a 50 over game. The innings is the joint 14th highest score made in any List A cricket match (alongside Gary Kirsten's 188* in 1996), and came from just 135 balls, at a strike rate of 139.25. He hit 14 fours and an incredible 12 sixes before being bowled by fellow Sri Lankan international Nuwan Kulasekara. The scorecard for the game can be found here [2]


[edit] Personal life

He has a five year old son from his first marriage. He is now married to Sri Lankan teledrama actress Manjula Thilini. The marriage was celebrated in India during IPL 2007 series, following Indian rituals. He converted to Buddhism from Islam.

[edit] Test centuries

The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Tillakaratne Dilshan.

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out

  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test Centuries of Tillakaratne Dilshan
[1]1632ZimbabweHarare, ZimbabweHarare Sports Club1999
[2]10011EnglandKandy, Sri LankaAsgiriya Stadium2003
[3]10413AustraliaGalle, Sri LankaGalle International Stadium2004
[4]16827BangladeshColombo, Sri LankaP. Saravanamuttu Stadium2005
[5]12546IndiaColombo, Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Club Ground2008
[6]16250BangladeshChittagong, BangladeshChittagong (CDS)2009
[7]14350BangladeshChittagong, BangladeshChittagong (CDS)2009
[8]14552PakistanLahore, PakistanGaddafi Stadium2009

[edit] One Day International Centuries

ODI Centuries of Tillakaratne Dilshan
[1]117*94NetherlandsAmstelveen, NetherlandsVRA Ground, Amstelveen2006
[2]137*155PakistanLahore, PakistanGaddafi Stadium, Lahore2009

[edit] Half Centuries

[edit] Test Half Centuries

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out

  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test Half Centuries of Thillakaratne Dilshan
[1]6311EnglandKandy, Sri Lanka2003
[2]8312EnglandColombo, Sri Lanka2003
[3]7323New ZealandWellington, New Zealand2005
[4]8626BangladeshColombo, Sri Lanka2005
[5]6530IndiaAhmedabad, India2005
[6]6530IndiaAhmedabad, India2005
[7]6933PakistanColombo, Sri Lanka2006
[8]6935EnglandLord's, England2007
[9]5936EnglandBirmingham, England2007
[10]7940BangladeshColombo, Sri Lanka2007
[11]8443EnglandGalle, Sri Lanka2007
[12]6245West IndiesPort of Spain, West Indies2008

[edit] ODI half Centuries

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out

  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

ODI of Tillakaratne Dilshan
[1]535ZimbabweHarare, Zimbabwe1999
[2]5016BangladeshColombo, Sri Lanka2002
[3]5264IndiaPune, India2005
[4]81*65IndiaAhmedabad, India2005
[5]5966IndiaRajkot, India2005
[6]82*75South AfricaAdelaide, Australia2006
[7]6695NetherlandsAmstelveen, Netherlands2006
[8]56107IndiaRajkot, India2007
[9]58113South AfricaProvidence, West Indies2007
[10]70129EnglandDambulla, Sri Lanka2007
[11]62*134IndiaCanberra, Australia2008
[12]62139AustraliaMelbourne, Australia2008
[13]64142West IndiesGros Islet, West Indies2008
[14]56148IndiaKarachi, Pakistan2008
[15]76154PakistanKarachi, Pakistan2009
[16]97160IndiaColombo, Sri Lanka2009

[edit] References

  1. ^ Cricinfo Profile Retrieved 20-12-2006.

  2. ^ Cricinfo Scorecard Retrieved 18-11-2007.

[edit] External links

NAMEDilshan, Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage
SHORT DESCRIPTIONSri Lankan cricketer
DATE OF BIRTHOctober 14 1976

No comments:

Post a Comment