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.

Pakistan beat South Africa in first Test: Records broken

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.

Brisbane Test, Day 3: Records broken by Sundar and Thakur

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.

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

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.

Sri Lanka police questions Aravinda de Silva over match-fixing row

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.

Sri Lanka open probe into 2011 WC final match-fixing claims

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.

NZ vs India, 1st Test: Records that can be scripted

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.

Ross Taylor: New Zealand's unscathed batting maestro

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.

Records which Rohit Sharma can break in 2020

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.

#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of Sri Lanka in the World Cup

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.

Former SLC chief accuses two Lankan legends of match-fixing

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.

#StatAttack: Greatest middle-order batsmen in ODIs of yesteryears

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.

Mahela Jayawardene slams Lankan board, turns down consultant's role

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.

Nidahas Trophy is back after 20 years

05 Mar 2018

Nidahas Trophy is back after 20 years

The Nidahas Trophy is back after a gap of 20 years.