Amal Silva

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Amal Silva
Personal information
Full name Sampathwaduge Amal Rohitha Silva
Born December 12, 1960 (1960-12-12) (age 56)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 23) 11 March 1983 v New Zealand
Last Test 25 August 1988 v England
ODI debut (cap 39) 3 November 1984 v New Zealand
Last ODI 25 October 1985 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 9 20
Runs scored 353 441
Batting average 25.21 22.05
100s/50s 2/- -/3
Top score 111 85
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 33/1 17/3
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2016

Sampathwaduge Amal Rohitha Silva (born December 12, 1960, in Moratuwa) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 20 ODIs from 1983 to 1988. He was a left-handed wicketkeeper batsman and opened the batting for Sri Lanka.

School times[edit]

Amal Silva is a past student of Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa and St Peter's College, Colombo [1]

International career[edit]

From when he made his Test debut against New Zealand, Silva was in a battle with Guy de Alwis for first choice gloveman. Due to an injury to de Alwis in 1984, Silva toured England with Sri Lanka aiming to cement his spot in the side. In the 1st Test and Lord's he opened the batting and made an unbeaten 102 in the second innings. He was rewarded by being included in their next Test series, against India. After taking 9 catches in the 1st Test he took another 8 in the 2nd, as well as making a career best 111. He finished the series with 22 dismissals, a Sri Lankan record.

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Amal Silva
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 102* 2  England England London, England Lord's 1984 Drawn
[2] 111 4  India Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka P Sara Oval 1985 Won


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