Lindal Moor sign replacement pro Janith Silva - 28/02/19

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Lindal Moor have signed Janith Silva to replace compatriot Oshada Fernando for their 2019 Cumbria League campaign.

Silva (28) replaces Fernando who has given backword following his Test debut against South Africa earlier this month.

His replacement is Janith Silva, is an experienced, consistent and incredibly reliable performer for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club in domestic cricket.

A genuine seam bowling all-rounder, Silva plays his first-class cricket alongside Sri Lankan star Asela Gunaratne and the likes of Seekkuge Prasanna and Ajanthan Mendis for Badulla District in Sri Lanka’s List-A competition.

Since his red ball debut in April 2011, the all-rounder has averaged 19.33 and 28.32 with bat and ball respectively.

An explosive batsman, Silva has impressed at all levels in Sri Lanka, with perhaps his most notable innings - his 13-ball 50* helping his Lion Warriors (a side that included former international tweaker Ajantha Mendis) to the Venora LMS Race to Cape Town 2017.

He has also starred across all formats in domestic cricket, particularly with the ball taking three 5 wicket hauls, to include best bowling figures of 6-50 and a one-day best of 5-14.

His economy in List-A cricket (4.37) is amongst the best for seamers in the competition, whilst his incredible strike rate (14.60 balls per wicket) in T20s ranks him as one of the most dangerous seamers. 

A proven performer, the Army all-rounder is set to play his maiden UK league stint in 2019 having recently signed for Cumbria Cricket League club Lindal Moor.


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