|Full name||Jayan Kaushal Silva|
27 May 1986 |
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Relations||Bhagya Hettiarachchi (wife) (m.2014)|
|Test debut (cap 120)||26 October 2011 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||12 January 2017 v South Africa|
|Domestic team information|
|Sinhalese Sports Club|
|Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 16 January 2017|
Jayan Kaushal Silva (born May 27, 1986, Colombo), or Kaushal Silva, is a professional Sri Lanka test cricketer. He plays for the Sinhalese Sports Club and the Sri Lankan Test team. He made his first class debut in the 2001/02 season. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman.
Silva started off his cricketing career at S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, where he Captained the Fist XI team in the historic 125th The Battle of the Blues. During his school career he showed his ability to scoring big runs consistently during the seasons and his knack for putting up fighting, gritty innings. Silva received strong support from his father, a well recognized cricket coach, and credits him for the solid batting technique he has developed.
After being a member of the Sri Lanka A side since 2009, Silva made his Test debut in October 2011 in a series against Pakistan. He was selected for Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa at the end of 2011, but was dropped after the First Test.
During the Australian tour in 2016, Silva was heavily struggled to score the runs, even more than 10 runs, where he was out for single-digit scores in all those innings. The opening partnership often fall in the first few overs, where his counterpart Dimuth Karunaratne also struggled in form. In his first five innings of this series, he only scored 12 runs. But during the second innings of Third test at SSC, he scored his third century of 115 off 269 balls, giving the team good lead in the match. Sri Lanka comprehensively won the match by 163 runs, to whitewash Australia for the first time.
On 24 April 2016, Kaushal was struck on the head during a practice match at Pallekele cricket stadium. He was immediately airlifted to a Colombo hospital and scans suggested that no real danger occurred by the hit. He was fielded at short leg, when he struck with the ball in his back side of the head. However, next day he was discharged with he recovered quickly from bruises and mild injuries.
|Kaushal Silva's Test centuries|
|1||139||7||Bangladesh||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium||2014||Won|
|2||125||17||Pakistan||Galle, Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium||2015||Lost|
|3||115||30||Australia||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||2016||Won|
Player of the series awards
|1||Sri Lanka in England||2016||193 runs including 2 fifties. (3 Matches)||England won the series 2–0.|
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