Lindal Moor is delighted to announce the re-signing of last season’s explosive all-rounder, Janith Silva, for their 2020 Cumbria Cricket League season.
SL Army Star
Silva is an experienced, consistent and incredibly reliable performer for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club in domestic cricket, alongside the likes of international stars Dinesh Chandimal, Seekkuge Prasanna, and Tissara Perera.
A genuine all-rounder, since his red-ball debut in April 2011, the all-rounder has averaged 19.29 and 28.04 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 (4.22) is amongst the best for seamers in the competition, whilst his incredible strike rate (15.02 balls per wicket) in T20s ranks him as one of the most dangerous seamers.
Cumbria return for Silva
A proven performer, the Army all-rounder played his maiden UK league stint in 2019 for Lindal Moor. He dominated the Cumbria Cricket League hitting 792 runs at 41.68 and took 44 wickets at 19.09 in both league and cup cricket. Given his success last summer, the powerful all-rounder was quickly re-signed by the Cumbrian club for the 2020 season.