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Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is popularly known as Tillakaratne Dilshan. Often regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of all time, and a legend in modern limited over cricket history, Dilshan is one such rare cricketer who can bat, bowl, field and keep wickets. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented the scoop, which has come to be known as the dilscoop, that hits the ball over the keeper. An opening batsman, he is also a capable off-break bowler. A livewire in the field, he usually fields at the point region.

Tillakaratne Dilshan
තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන්
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Personal information
Full name

Tillakarathne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

other_names = Tuwan Mohammad Dilshan
Born (1976-10-14) 14 October 1976 (age 40)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Nickname Dilee, Mr. Pallekele, Dilscoop
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role Opening Batsman
Relations Spouse - Manjula Thilini (m. 2008)
International information
National side
Test debut 18 November 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 16 March 2013 v Bangladesh
ODI debut 11 December 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 28 August 2016 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 23
T20I debut 15 June 2006 v England
Last T20I 9 September 2016 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–1998 Kalutara Town Club
1997–1998 Singha Sports Club
1998–2000 Sebastianites C&AC
2000 Bloomfield C&AC
2007–present Basnahira South
2008–2010 Delhi Daredevils
2010 Northern Districts
2011–2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
2013 Dhaka Gladiators
2014 Sydney Thunder
2013–present Tamil Union C&AC
2015 Derbyshire
2015–present Guyana Amazon Warriors
2015 Chittagong Vikings
2016-present Karachi Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 87 330 80 233
Runs scored 5,492 10,290 1,889 13,979
Batting average 40.98 39.27 28.19 38.83
100s/50s 16/23 22/47 1/13 38/59
Top score 193 161* 104* 200*
Balls bowled 3,385 5,880 258 6,501
Wickets 39 106 9 90
Bowling average 43.87 45.07 34.77 36.16
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 0
Best bowling 4/10 4/4 2/4 5/49
Catches/stumpings 88/– 123/1 31/2 356/23
Source: ESPNricinfo, 9 September 2016

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, (Sinhalese: තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන්; born 14 October 1976, as Tuwan Mohammad Dilshan) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is popularly known as Tillakaratne Dilshan. Often regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of all time, and a legend in modern limited over cricket history, Dilshan is one such rare cricketer who can bat, bowl, field and keep wickets. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented the scoop, which has come to be known as the dilscoop, that hits the ball over the keeper. An opening batsman, he is also a capable off-break bowler. A livewire in the field, he usually fields at the point region.

Dilshan made his Test and ODI debut during the Sri Lankan cricket team's tour to Zimbabwe in 1999. He is also the second cap for Sri Lanka in Twenty20 Internationals. He is the first cricketer in the history of the game to score hundreds in all formats as a captain.

Dilshan won the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year award at the 2009 ICC Awards for his 96 off 57 balls against West Indies in the semi-final of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England. He also won man of the series trophy for his individual batting performances in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. He was also a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the finals of 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

He is the fourth Sri Lankan and eleventh player overall to score 10,000 ODI runs. Being the third overall and first Sri Lankan to score 1,500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals, he is also the first player to hit 200 fours in T20Is. Dilshan scored 1000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year four times and never failed to amass fewer than 800 runs in any calendar year between 2009 and 2015.

Dilshan was under-estimated in cricket world as an ordinary player when he batted at number 6 and 7, unlike his revered teammates Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. When he gained the opening batting position, Dilshan became one of the finest cricketers in the world and a legend in modern cricketing history. His quick progression can be seen in his stats: after he moved to the opening position, he scored 21 ODI centuries and all his Test and T20I centuries.

In August 2016 Dilshan announced that he would retire from both ODI and T20I cricket at the end of the series against Australia. He retired from ODI cricket on 28 August 2016 and from T20I cricket on 9 September 2016.

Dilshan 193 runs against England at Lords 2011

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