Great Harwood sign serial 6-hitter Thikshila - 08/10/18

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Great Harwood are delighted to announce the appointment of Thikshila de Silva as professional for 2019.

Thikshila (24) will become the clubs second Sri Lankan professional, and will follow in the footsteps of his fellow countryman and Chilaw Marians team mate Ashen Silva in joining the club.

A strongly-built batting all-rounder, Thikshila is regarded as one of the most explosive (and biggest six-hitting) batsman in Sri Lankan domestic cricket. 

You can watch him in action here.

A dashing stroke-maker, who also bowls genuine fast-medium seam-up, Thikshila made his international debut in the T20 Internationals against South Africa in January 2017 and looks destined for further white ball outings in future.

Great Harwood Chairman Stuart Maher said:

"We are delighted to have secured the services of Thikshila for the 2019 season, subject to any international commitments that may come his way. We believe he will provide us with a change of direction in what our professional offers, by spearheading our seam bowling attack, whilst his explosive batting will undoubtedly entertain the crowds at Cliffe Park. We are grateful to CricX - Cricket Exchange Agency for their assistance in securing Thikshila’s services for 2019".

Thikshila said: "I am delighted to join Great Harwood, and having spoken to Ashen Silva he told me what a good club Great Harwood is, full of good people. I am looking forward to joining up in April and tasting my first season of UK League Cricket"


Check out Thikshila de Silva's CricX profile here.

Great Harwood's press release can also be found here


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