Kaushal Silva

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Kaushal Silva
Personal information
Full name Jayan Kaushal Silva
Born (1986-05-27) 27 May 1986 (age 30)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Kaushi
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicketkeeper/batsman
Relations Bhagya Hettiarachchi (wife) (m.2014)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 120) 26 October 2011 v Pakistan
Last Test 12 January 2017 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
Sinhalese Sports Club
Basnahira North
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 35 159 130 30
Runs scored 1,991 10,399 3,451 404
Batting average 30.16 47.05 41.08 22.44
100s/50s 3/12 32/45 4/20 0/2
Top score 139 193 126 60*
Balls bowled 0 42 0 0
Wickets 0 1 0 0
Bowling average - 33.00 - -
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling - 1/11 - -
Catches/stumpings 30/1 339/47 141/39 15/17
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.

Early career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

International career[edit]

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.[3] He was selected for Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa at the end of 2011, but was dropped after the First Test.[4]

He scored his maiden test hundred against Bangladesh on 27 January 2014 at Dhaka.[5][6]

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.[7] Sri Lanka comprehensively won the match by 163 runs, to whitewash Australia for the first time.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Kaushal Silva is married to a Sri Lankan teledrama actress and a singer, Bhagya Hettiarachchi. The wedding was held on 18 April 2014 at Jaic Hilton, Colombo.[9][10][11]

Head injury[edit]

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.[12] However, next day he was discharged with he recovered quickly from bruises and mild injuries.[13]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Kaushal Silva's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 139 7  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium 2014 Won
2 125 17  Pakistan Sri Lanka Galle, Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 2015 Lost
3 115 30  Australia Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 2016 Won

International awards[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Player of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka in England 2016 193 runs including 2 fifties. (3 Matches)  England won the series 2–0.[14]


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