Articles about Aravinda de Silva
One of the best players of the cricket ball on the back foot, Aravinda De Silva played for Sri Lanka in Tests and ODIs. A batsman who could put on a show with the bat every time he played, De Silva made his debut in both Tests and ODIs in 1984. He was 18 years old at the time. A player who didn't find it hard to get accustomed to the hit or miss approach of the modern game, he was criticized for throwing away his wicket earlier on in his career. The '90s showed a more mature and consistent approach from him. However, he was dropped from the team in 1994. But the 1996 World Cup was De Silva's answer to all his detractors. Throughout the tournament, he played with controlled and calculated aggression. The exclamation mark was his performance against Australia in the final, with which he led Sri Lanka to their first and only World Cup win to date. De Sliva retired from international cricket in 2003.
29 Jan 2021
Pakistan beat South Africa in first Test: Records broken
The Pakistan cricket team beat South Africa in the first Test of the two-match series.
17 Jan 2021
Brisbane Test, Day 3: Records broken by Sundar and Thakur
Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur kept India's hopes alive in the ongoing Brisbane Test with a record partnership on Day 3.
03 Jul 2020
Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe
The Sri Lanka Police, on Friday, called off its investigation over allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final.
01 Jul 2020
Sri Lanka police questions Aravinda de Silva over match-fixing row
Former Sri Lankan chief cricket selector Aravinda de Silva was questioned for six hours as criminal investigation for match-fixing began on Tuesday.
30 Jun 2020
Sri Lanka open probe into 2011 WC final match-fixing claims
Sri Lanka have ordered a criminal probe to look into the allegations that 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai was fixed.
19 Feb 2020
NZ vs India, 1st Test: Records that can be scripted
New Zealand and India are all set to battle it out for a two-match Test series, starting Friday.
07 Feb 2020
Ross Taylor: New Zealand's unscathed batting maestro
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor's splendid run in the limited overs format continues as he dismantled the Indian bowling attack in the first ODI at Hamilton.
02 Jan 2020
Records which Rohit Sharma can break in 2020
Indian senior opening batsman Rohit Sharma had a terrific 2019 with the bat and helped India do well across formats.
06 Feb 2019
#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of Sri Lanka in the World Cup
The World Cup 2019 is set to start from May 30, in England and Wales.
30 Jul 2018
Former SLC chief accuses two Lankan legends of match-fixing
1996 ICC World Cup heroes, Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva, have been accused of match-fixing by former Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala.
16 Jul 2018
#StatAttack: Greatest middle-order batsmen in ODIs of yesteryears
Batting in the middle order, in ODIs, is always tricky and scoring a match-winning knock coming in, at number 4 or later, takes some serious hitting.
15 Jun 2018
Mahela Jayawardene slams Lankan board, turns down consultant's role
Mahela Jayawardene slammed the Sri Lankan cricket board and turned down the role of a consultant which was offered to him.
05 Mar 2018
Nidahas Trophy is back after 20 years
The Nidahas Trophy is back after a gap of 20 years.