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Famous cricket players of Sri Lanka: Chamara Silva

by on March 24, 2011
in Profiles, Srilanka

 Famous cricket players of Sri Lanka: Chamara Silva

  • Chamara Silva is a right hand batsman of Sri Lankan cricket team. The career of Chamara Silva in cricket has been a mixture of failures and success. Although he made his way to 2011 ICC World Cup squad of Sri Lankan team but his permanent position in team hasn’t been finalized.
  • Chamara Silva made his debut in Sri Lankan cricket team ODI squad on August 26, 1999 against Australia. In 75 one day international matches, Chamara Silva has scored 1587 runs with a batting average of 28.85 including 13 fifties and 1 century. The highest ODI score by Chamra Silva is 107 runs.
  • Chamara Silva made his test debut on December 7, 2006 against New Zealand. In 11 test matches, he has scored 537 runs with a batting average of 33.56 including 2 fifties and one century. The highest test score of Chamara Silva is 152.
  • In World Cups, Chamara Silva has scored 350 runs at an average of 43.75 with 4 fifties.
  • Chamara Silva has been extremely prolific playing at No. 5 scoring 1178 runs with ten half-centuries and one century at an average of 35.69.
  • Silva was able to score his first century just two weeks before 2007 ICC World Cup. This made his spot permanent in the team for the world cup. He managed to make 350 runs in 2007 ICC World Cup at an average of 43.75.
  • The best phase of Chamara Silva’s career was in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup where he scored half-centuries in three matches of first round. He also scored a battling 67 runs against Australia in Super Eight round.
  • Chamara Silva has been very successful in middle order batting phase for Sri Lankan team both in One Day international and Test cricket. His contribution has been important especially considering the retirement of Russel Arnold at the end of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. 
  • Chamara Silva has been compared with Arvinda de Silva due to his bow-legged stance. 
  • Chamara Silva is going to be part of Sri Lankan cricket team for 2015 Cricket World Cup. 

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