Born October 14, 1976, Kalutara
Current age 39 years 95 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, 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, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Also known as Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
PSL Team: Karachi Kings
Category : Diamond Player
Tillakaratne Dilshan has been a tremendous over the past year or so, almost innovating himself after making a comeback to the national squad in early 2009. A brilliant counter-attacker, Dilshan has the skills to cut loose once he gets set. He was the given the chance to play his own game once he took on the role of an opener and has flourished ever since.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was keen on making the opening spot his own so that he could take over Jayasuriya’s role once the left-hander retired. Early in 2011, Dilshan was purchased by Indian T20 League high-flyers, Royal Challengers Bangalore for 650,000$. He was one half of an explosive opening pair with Chris Gayle.
After resigning as Sri Lanka skipper, Tillakaratne Dilshan was back to his run-scoring spree as illustrated by 1119 runs in 2012. During the same year, he scripted a career-best undefeated 160 against India at the Bellerive Oval in February 2012, albeit in a losing cause.
After playing in 87 Tests, Dilshan retired from the longest format in October 2013. However, Dilshan continues to be the driving force for Sri Lanka at the top of the order in ODI Internationals. Tillakaratne Dilshan has been one of Sri Lanka’s most successful batsman.
On December 16, 2014, on his 300th One day International , Dilshan smashed his 18th one-day International Hundred and also made 9000 runs in the format of the game. He is the 5th Player for Srilanka and 15th overall in cricket history to achieve this milestone. Sri Lanka went on to beat England in that game and he also took 3 crucial wickets in the match. Dilshan was declared the Man of the Series for his all-round performance. On January 23, 2015, Dilshan scored his 20th ODI Hundred and became the second highest century maker for Sri Lanka. He is also the 10th batsman overall to achieve this landmark. He was selected as overseas players for Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League.