Wednesday, October 6, 2010

chamara silva

Chamara Silva      

Full name Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
Born December 14, 1979, Panadura
Current age 30 years 296 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South,Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Deccan Chargers,Panadura Sports Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club,Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
Batting and fielding averages
List A188172274514107*31.13232730
Bowling averages
List A18828726761/11/144.505.5847.8000
Career statistics
Test debutNew Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last TestWest Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debutSri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 1999 scorecard
Last ODISri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 28, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debutNew Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20IPakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 21, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut1996/97
Last First-classAustralia A v Sri Lanka A at Townsville, Jun 25-27, 2010 scorecard
List A debut1998/99
Last List ASri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 28, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debutBurgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20Australia A v Sri Lanka A at Townsville, Jul 2, 2010 scorecard
Chamara Silva first arrived on the scene as a slightly-built 19-year-old in 1999, a beneficiary of the youth policy adopted by Sidath Wettimuny, the chairman of the selectors at the time. He began with a promising 54 on his ODI debut against Australia. His mannerisms while batting - particularly bow-legged stance and the flamboyant cover drives - immediately attracted comparisons with the great Aravinda de Silva. But despite being prodigiously talented, he failed to nail down a regular place during tours to Sharjah (1999), Zimbabwe (1999), Pakistan (2000) and England (2002). After the England tour he dropped out of the selectors' radar and returned to domestic cricket where he captained Panadura Cricket Club. Over the next four years he was a prolific run-scorer, especially after a move to Sebastianites for the 2004-05 season. Eventually he caught the eye of Tom Moody, who could not understand why he was not in the national squad. A quick promotion back into the Sri Lanka A team followed and after a successful tour to India he won a long overdue international recall. Still just 27, he was a surprise selection for the New Zealand tour and was handed his maiden cap in the first Test at Christchurch. It was an inauspicious start as he bagged a pair and Sri Lanka lost by five wickets. Sri Lanka's team management, however, kept faith for the second Test in Wellington and he rewarded them handsomely, scoring 61 in the first innings and a magnificent unbeaten 152 in the second. His maiden one-day century followed in India, just three weeks before the World Cup.thanks
Charlie Austin February 2007

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