Roshen Silva

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Roshen Silva
Personal information
Full name Athege Roshen Shivanka Silva
Born (1988-11-17) 17 November 1988 (age 29)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 144) 2 December 2017 v India
Last Test 20 July 2018 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Basnahira North
Colts
Ragama
Singha
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 8 111 87 15
Runs scored 461 7,052 2,300 330
Batting average 38.41 49.66 38.33 25.38
100s/50s 1/3 20/32 5/11 0/1
Top score 109 225* 140 54
Balls bowled - 240 160 -
Wickets - 2 6 -
Bowling average - 81.50 27.00 -
5 wickets in innings - 0 0 -
10 wickets in match - 0 0 -
Best bowling - 2/22 2/18 -
Catches/stumpings 1/- 96/0 43/0 6/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2018

Roshen Silva (born 17 November 1988) is a professional Sri Lankan Test cricketer who plays for the Sri Lanka national cricket team.[1] He also plays first-class cricket for Colts Cricket Club.

Domestic career[edit]

In March 2018, he was named in Galle's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[2][3] In the opening fixture of the tournament, he scored 231 not out in the first innings against Colombo.[4] He was the leading run-scorer for the tournament, with 535 runs in three matches.[5]

International career[edit]

In July 2016 he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for their series against Australia, but he did not play.[6] In September 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, but again, he did not play.[7]

In November 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for their series against India.[8] He made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against India on 2 December 2017.[9] He was dismissed for duck in the first innings, by the first delivery Silva faced from Ravichandran Ashwin. However in the second innings, Silva scored his maiden test fifty and guided Sri Lanka to edge closer to the win. However at the end, match was drawn and Silva finished the match with unbeaten 74 runs.[10]

During the first Test against Bangladesh, Silva scored his maiden Test century.[11] His century along with centuries from Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka a first innings total of 713. However, the match ended in a draw after Mominul Haque's made centuries in both innings.[12][13]

Silva took his batting form to the second Test of the tour as well. In the match, he scored match winning fifties in each innings,[14] with Sri Lanka setting a target over 300 for Bangladesh to win the match.[15] The match ended with a 215-run win to Sri Lanka due to impressive bowling performance by all bowlers. During the Test series, Roshen Silva went onto become the fifth batsman to register four fifty-plus scores in his first five Test innings of his Test career and became the only Sri Lankan to achieve the feat. He also finished with an aggregate of 309 runs in his first five Test innings which is also the second highest aggregate by a Sri Lankan in his first five Test innings just behind Asela Gunaratne's aggregate of 310.[16][17] Sri Lanka won the two-match series 1–0 and Silva was adjudged man of the match and player of the series for his batting performance.[18]

For his performance, Silva was rewarded with a jump of 29 places in the ICC Test Batting Rankings, which has put him inside the top-50 batsmen in 49th spot for first time in his career.[19]

In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.[20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roshen Silva". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Batsmen dominate opening round of Super Four Provincial Tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka Super Four Provincial Tournament, 2017/18: Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Siriwardana left out of Sri Lanka squad for first Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Mendis, Kaushal Silva and Pradeep left out of India tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  9. ^ "3rd Test, Sri Lanka tour of India at Delhi, Dec 2-6 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Sri Lanka strikes early". Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Sri Lanka pile on the runs and eye big lead". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Late wickets leave Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka's 713". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  14. ^ "2nd Test: Roshen Silva Fifty Puts Sri Lanka On Top vs Bangladesh On Day 2". NDTV. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Roshen Silva makes an impressive start to his Test career as Dananjaya and Herath rewrite record books in Test cricket history". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  17. ^ "'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  18. ^ "'I don't know why they gave a wicket like this' - Roshen Silva". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Roshen Silva breaks into the top 50 batsmen". ICC Cricket. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Sri Lanka assign 33 national contracts with pay hike". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Sri Lankan players to receive pay hike". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2018.

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