Lanka de Silva

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Lanka de Silva
Personal information
Born (1975-07-29) 29 July 1975 (age 41)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 70) 19 November 1997 v India
Last Test 3 December 1997 v India
ODI debut (cap 90) 18 July 1997 v India
Last ODI 8 November 1997 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 3 11
Runs scored 36 161
Batting average 18.00 53.66
100s/50s -/- -/2
Top score 20* 57
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 1/- 9/6
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2006

Sanjeewa Kumara Lanka De Silva (born July 29, 1975, Kurunegala), or Lanka De Silva, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 11 ODIs in 1997.

International career[edit]

He was right-hand wicket-keeper batsman. de Silva is only the tenth player in Sri Lankan cricket history to pass 10,000 runs in first-class cricket after starting his career in 1991/92 season for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club.[1]

He played three Test for Sri Lanka all against Indian national cricket team when Sri Lanka toured to India in 1997 with out any success and lost his place to Romesh Kaluwitharana.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2015, de Silva was named as head coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team replacing Jeevantha Kulatunga along with physio Neha Karnik.[3][4][5]


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