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Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Full Name: Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Born: October 14 1976 , Kalutara
Country: Sri Lanka
Other teams: Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kalutara Town Club, Northern Districts, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Singha Sports Club, Surrey
Test debut: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, Bulawayo, Nov 18-22 1999
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, Bulawayo, Dec 11 1999
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, Jun 15 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break


A fiery competitor, Dilshan is very adept at using attack as the best form of defence, making him one of the most dangerous players on the planet. He made his Test debut in November 1999 and immediately gave sign of his skills with an unbeaten century against Zimbabwe in only his second game. He retired from the longest format in October 2013, having amassed 16 centuries including a career-best 193 against England at Lord’s in 2011. Dilshan has become one of the leading players in the shortened formats, with his innovative style of batting aided by a canny ability to take important wic...

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