Asoka de Silva (cricketer)

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Asoka de Silva
Personal information
Full name Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit de Silva
Born (1956-03-28) 28 March 1956 (age 58)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Role Umpire, Commentator
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 29) 30 August 1985 v India
Last Test 1 March 1991 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 52) 24 December 1986 v India
Last ODI 5 September 1992 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994–1996 Galle
1988–1997 Nondescripts
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 50 (2000–present)
ODIs umpired 124 (1999–present)
T20Is umpired 11 (2009–2012)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 10 28 84 36
Runs scored 185 138 1900 174
Batting average 15.41 9.85 21.11 10.23
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/8 0/0
Top score 50 19* 82* 19*
Balls bowled 2328 1374 11723 1812
Wickets 8 17 186 26
Bowling average 129.00 56.88 24.46 47.88
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/67 3/38 6/48 3/38
Catches/stumpings 4/– 6/– 48/– 6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 April 2012

Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit De Silva (born March 28, 1956) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs from 1985 to 1992. Asoka was educated at Isipathana College, Colombo. He later became an umpire.

De Silva was the first ever Sri Lankan Umpire to be on the ICC Elite Umpire Panel. He served on the ICC Elite Umpire Panel between 2002 and 2004 when he was dropped down to the International Panel, but was invited back to the Elite level in April 2008 when the panel was expanded to twelve members.[1] He continued as a member of the ICC International umpire panel in the interim period, being used by the ICC to support the Elite Panel during busy periods in the International cricket season. He umpired in the Cricket World Cup tournaments in 2003, 2007 and 2011. De Silva was moved to less crucial matches during the 2011 Cricket World Cup after a review of his performance.[2] He was not considered to the Elite Panel for the third time in his career after May 2011.[3] He is the only person to have been given two chances on the Elite Panel.[citation needed] He is considered as the Best Sri Lankan Umpire in all levels.

International umpiring statistics[edit]

As of the 4 June 2010:

First Latest Total
Tests Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 2000 England v Bangladesh at Manchester, Jun 2010 45
ODIs Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 1999 Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Jan 2010 100
T20Is England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 2009 Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet, May 2010 9

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