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Tillakaratne Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Known as: Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan
Date of Birth (Birthday): October 14, 1976
Birth Place: Kalutara
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak
Role: Batsman
Major teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Kalutara Town Club, Northern Districts, Sebastianites Cricket an
National Team : Sri Lanka
Sports Played : Cricket

Dilshan made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1999. He scored his maiden Test hundred in the series with a 163. Dilshan also made his One day international debut against Zimbabwe before spending the next 15 months in and out of the side. In November 2007, Dilshan scored 188 for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club against Colts Cricket Club in a 50 over game. In the 2009 T20 world cup series, Dilshan became player of the series with 317 runs in seven matches which includes three half centuries. He maintained a 52.83 batting average throughout the series, which was the fourth best among all the cricketers.

Cricket Career

  • - Dilshan is one of the most exciting and flamboyant batsmen in international cricket
  • - Tuwan was voted player of the series in the ICC World Twenty20 2009 with 317 runs in seven matches which included three half-centuries
  • - Dilshan's knock of 96 off 57 balls at ICC World T20 2009 won him the LG ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
  • - He invented the `Dilscoop', a shot played straight over the wicketkeeper's head.