Buckhurst bag Sri Lankan spinner Dhanosh de Silva - 26/12/18

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Following promotion to the Essex Premier League, Buckhurst Hill have signed Sri Lankan spinner Dhanosh de Silva

De Silva (23) is an outstanding prospect and arguably one of Sri Lanka's best domestic left-arm spinners. His numbers in his opening two season's of first-class cricket (2016/17-17/18) evidence this.

Leading into the current 2018/19 season, de Silva had taken an incredible 104 wickets at 20.68, to include 11 five wicket hauls in 18 first-class matches in Tier A of Sri Lanka's Premier Tournament.

In 2016/17, de Silva stunned domestic cricket taking 57 wickets at 19.87, finishing second to Malinda Pushpakumara on the first-class (top tier) wicket-charts table - ahead of notable International spinners Dinuka Hettiarachchi, Senanayake Sachithra, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna and Sachith Pathirana. Such was de Silva’s dominance for Bloomfield, he took 43 more wickets than his sides next best wicket-taker (14).

In 2017/18, de Silva backed up with a further 47 wickets at 21.65 to include a handful of five wicket hauls. He was Tier A's sixth leading wicket-taker and also showed ability with the bat, scoring his maiden first-class half century (52).

The talented spin bowling all-rounder has moved to Moors Sports Club this summer and, unsurprisingly, he is amongst the wickets early into his 2018/19 campaign.

It's envisaged de Silva will continue to excel throughout the domestic season before embarking on his maiden UK stint in 2019. He has recently signed with Buckhurst Hill following their promotion to the Essex Premier League next summer.

A big coup for the club, who will be looking for de Silva to continue his wicket-taking way's during their season in the Essex top flight.


Check out Dhanosh's CricX profile here


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