Hastings and St Leonards Priory is delighted to welcome Sri Lankan all-rounder, Dilshan De Zoysa, to the club for their 2021 Sussex Cricket League campaign.

Star BRC performer

De Zoysa is an incredibly promising cricketer playing for the star-studded Burgher Recreation Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A top-order batter who bowls leg-spin, De Zoysa moved to Burgher RC in 2020 and continued to excel, across the three formats.

Playing alongside the likes of National players Tharindu Kausal and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, plus CricX stars Shanuka Dulaj, Sagar Mangalorkar, and Kevin Kothigoda, the all-rounder has impressed.

Dilshan in domestic action. (c) ThePapare

Stand-out domestic numbers

At the point of writing, De Zoysa has played 42 matches – 28 in first-class, with 1,814 runs at 42.18, alongside 21 wickets with his leg-spin.

Prior to joining Burgher RC, he played for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, with whom, he excelled. In his three seasons with the Army, he scored 484 runs at 44 (2016/17), 468 runs at 39 (2017/18), and 686 runs at 49 (2019/20).

Last summer, with his new club, he racked up 179 runs at 29.33 (2020), with a highest score of 105* – his third first-class century.

An incredibly talented cricketer – especially when you consider all of his runs have been scored in Sri Lanka’s top tier (Tier A) competitions.

Whilst known predominantly for his batting, Dilshan is an excellent spinner.

Dilshan signs for Hastings

De Zoysa is quite the prospect who is now set to play his maiden UK stint in 2021 having recently signed with Hastings and St Leonards Priory for their Sussex Premier League campaign.