Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
:ලිඳමලිලගේ ප්රගීත් චාමර සිල්වා) (born December 14, 1979 in Panadura
,education at Royal College Panadura, commonly known as Chamara Silva
) is a Sri Lankan cricketer
. He is a right-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler.
Having set a steady record for his club Panadura
, he captained the team and secured a good record including a 54 on his One Day International
debut against Australia
. Since 1998 he has played List A cricket, and since 2004 Twenty20 cricket, with moderate success and steady averages. He made his Test debut in New Zealand and had the worst possible start being dismissed for a pair just like his teammate Marvan Atapattu
was a decade earlier. He was given a second chance however and immediately justified his selection with an entertaining, if lucky at times, 61 in the first innings of the 2nd Test, enjoying a 121 run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara
. In the second innings he improved further, making a very aggressive unbeaten 152, hitting 20 fours and batting right through with the tail (most notably Chaminda Vaas
, putting on 88 runs together) before running out of partners.
Silva scored his first One Day International
hundred against India just 3 weeks before the World Cup.His good form continued in the Cricket World Cup 2007
, he managed to make 350 runs with an average of 43.75 with 4 half centuries and a highest score of 64.His success in the middle order has helped... Read More