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Tillakaratne Dilshan


ABOUT

Full NameTillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

BornOctober 14, 1976

Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

NationalitySri Lanka

RoleOpening Batsman/Right handed, Right arm off spin

Relation(s)Manjula Thilini (Spouse)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
IND-L vs SL-L 21 18 3 0 116.67 2 0 25 0 12.50 0
SA-L vs SL-L 18 17 4 0 105.88 2 0 16 0 8.00 0
ENG-L vs SL-L 61 26 11 1 234.62 4 1 6 4 1.50 0
SL-L vs BAN-L 33 23 6 0 143.48 4 0 21 3 5.25 0
SA-L vs SL-L 50 40 7 0 125.00 4 0 11 1 2.75 0
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 330 303 10290 11933 41 39.27 86.23 22 47 161 1111 55 123 1
TESTs 87 145 5492 8379 11 40.98 65.54 16 23 193 677 24 88 0
T20Is 80 79 1889 1567 12 28.19 120.54 1 13 104 223 33 31 2
T20s 221 217 5193 4228 25 27.04 122.82 1 34 104 633 110 79 3
LISTAs 449 416 14314 0 54 39.54 30 71 188 0 0 204 8
FIRSTCLASS 233 384 13979 0 24 38.83 38 59 200 0 0 356 23
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 330 204 980 4778 106 45.07 4.87 4/4 0 0
TESTs 87 76 564.1 1711 39 43.87 3.03 4/10 0 0
T20Is 80 25 43 313 9 34.77 7.27 2/4 0 0
T20s 221 116 260.4 1892 64 29.56 7.25 3/16 0 0
LISTAs 449 0 1311.5 6303 152 41.46 4.80 4/4 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 233 0 1083.3 3255 90 36.16 3.00 0 1 0
ABOUT

Tillakaratne Dilshan Biography


Tillakaratne Dilshan is a former cricketer and skipper of the Sri Lanka. Born on the 14th of October, 1976, Dilshan was probably one of the most innovative players in cricket.


He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. The famous “dilscoop” was the product of Tillakaratne Dilshan.


Background


Dilshan’s career began as a struggling middle-order batsman. At the age of 16, he began his cricketing career with Kalutara Vidyalaya. Right from the young age, he had the knack of scoring runs aggressively and using defence only as a last resort.


Debut


Dilshan made his international debut against Zimbabwe in a Test match on November 18, 1999. He scored just nine runs in the match that ended in a draw.


However, he won the Man of the Match award in the following test after scoring 163 runs to take Sri Lanka to victory. But his good days ended soon and he was dropped from the team in 2001 to 2003.


In December 1999, Dilshan played his maiden ODI match against Zimbabwe and scored 35 runs in a rain interrupted match.


Rise to Glory


Dilshan’s rise to fame came way after his debut. In 2009, he became the leading opener for Sri Lanka in all formats. Runs flowed in big numbers as he went on to score 11 international hundreds along with winning the player of the series for T20 World Cup.


Dilshan was also the top scorer in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup where he finished with stats of 500 runs in nine games.


He also led the Sri Lankan team after Sangakkara. He took the Sri Lankan team to their maiden test win in South Africa.


Dilshan’s record-breaking 193 at Lord’s was the best innings of his career. In this process, he registered the highest score by a Sri Lankan at Lords. The destructive opener usually played his innings at a strike rate over 100.


Low Points


The pressure of captaincy got to Dilshan as the team lost to England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa. He eventually relinquished his captaincy and Mahela Jayawardena succeeded him. Dilshan also had a rough patch from 2001 to 2003 as he was not considered for selection.


Retirement


Dilshan announced his retirement from Test cricket on 9 October 2013. However, the 17-year long international career ended on 9 September 2016 after his last T20 game against Australia.


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