Langley Mill sign Sri Lankan A quick - 21/10/18

Mohamed Dilshad

Langley Mill United have signed Sri Lankan A left-arm quick Mohomed Dilshad for their 2019 Derbyshire League campaign.

Dilshad (26) plays in Sri Lanka's Premier League Tournament (Tier A) for Saracens Sports Club and Galle District in the Super Four Provincial Tournament.

Dilshad made his List A debut, initially for Panadura Sports Club in December 2012, before making his first-class debut in February 2013. His maiden season was underwhelming, taking 8 wickets at 41.75. However, an outstanding Under-23 Tournament for Panadura (17 wickets at 12.88) later that year caught the attention of Badureliya Sports Club who recruited him for the 2014/15 season.

His move proved a successful one, as the left-arm seamer captured 34 wickets at 23.35 in the top tier of Sri Lankan domestic cricket, to include best bowling figures of 7-54.

Dilshad made such an impression that he was rewarded with Sri Lankan A selection and he toured England, playing two matches (against Derbyshire and England Lions) in July 2016.

He returned to domestic cricket in 2016/17, this time for Saracens Sports Club, but outings were limited, which resulted in 6 wickets at 27.33. However, he turned things around last summer (2017/18) taking 20 wickets at 29.75 to justify his selection for Galle District in the Super Four Provincial Tournament (taking 2-49).

Dilshad is a high-class prospect, who is keen to impress in what will be his maiden UK league stint in 2019. 


Check out Mohomed's CricX profile here


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