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Tillakaratne Dilshan

Full name Tillakaratne Dilshan

Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara

Current age 34 years 98 days

Also known as Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother – TN Sampath

Tillakaratne Dilshan Picture

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Kalutara Town Club, Northern Districts, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Singha Sports Club

Tillakaratne Dilshan Profile

With his relentless aggression, strong wrists and natural timing, Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the most exciting batsmen in the game today. He is technically sound, but, much like Virender Sehwag, he uses the defensive option only as a last resort, after all the attacking alternatives have been explored. He loves to make room and thrash the ball through the off side, but the stroke that bears his signature more than any other is the one he developed for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 – the scoop shot over his head, which confounded bowlers and experts alike.

In fact, 2009 was a watershed year in his career, and a huge factor was his move up the batting order to open the innings in all three forms of the game. It was a move that proved his making, as he exploited attacking fields and amassed huge scores in all formats: he scored 11 international hundreds in the year, and won the World Twenty20 Player of the Series prize.

Dilshan’s abundant talent was never in doubt from the moment he made his debut, but he went through several early troughs, most notably when he was dropped from 2001 to 2003. Having burst onto the international scene with an unbeaten 163 against Zimbabwe in his first series in November 1999, Dilshan’s career remained largely unfulfilled until he cemented his place as one of the most destructive openers in the modern era. Add his electric fielding, especially at backward point, and his underrated offspin, and Dilshan is a quality package.

Tillakaratne Dilshan Batting, Fielding and Bowling
The above stats are as per date of this post.

Tillakaratne Dilshan Career






Tillakaratne Dilshan Test Matches

Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Queen’s Sports Club, Bulawayo – Nov 18, 1999
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy – Dec 01, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan ODI Matches

Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Queen’s Sports Club, Bulawayo – Dec 11, 1999
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane – Queensland – Nov 07, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan T20 Matches

Sri Lanka Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton – Jun 15, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth – Western Australia – Oct 31, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan IPL Matches

Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Chogan Stadium), Jaipur – May 11, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Apr 18, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan CLT20 Matches

Delhi Daredevils Vs Victorian Bushrangers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Cape Cobras at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Oct 19, 2009

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