Who is Nilakshi de Silva | Bio | Stats | Sri Lanka Player

About Nilakshi de Silva:

NAME – Nilakshi de Silva
DOB – September 27, 1989
ROLE – Middle-order Batter
BATTING STYLE – Right-hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE – Right arm Slow medium
TEAMS – Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, Sri Lanka Cricket Women’s XI, Sri Lanka, Western Province Women (Sri Lanka)

Nilakshi de Silva for Sri Lanka. PC: Female Cricket
Nilakshi de Silva for Sri Lanka. PC: Female Cricket


Nilakshi de Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer known for her contributions to the national women’s team as a right-arm slow-medium bowler and middle-order batter.

Making her T20I debut against West Indies at Colombo on March 07, 2013, she debuted in One Day International in 2015 against New Zealand. She has featured in various international tournaments, including the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s T20 World Cup. Despite de Silva facing challenges in batting consistency, she has demonstrated her potential with the ball, particularly highlighted by her performance in the 2018 Women’s T20 Asia Cup with notable performances such as being the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in the tournament with 7 wickets in 5 matches.

Nilakshi de Silva has scored 556 runs in 30 ODI innings, with an unbeaten 48 as her highest score. Additionally, she has taken 4 wickets in 11 innings, maintaining an economy rate of 5.77. In T20Is, she has accumulated 909 runs in 70 innings, with an unbeaten 63 as her highest score achieved against Bangladesh. Furthermore, she has claimed 11 wickets in 21 innings, with her best figures being 3/13 against Malaysia.

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