Thikshila de Silva2022-08-09T00:51:36+01:00

Thikshila de Silva

Date of Birth 16/12/1993
Age 28
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Placed (Great Harwood CC - Lancashire League)
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Puttalam District, Colombo District, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Kurunegala Warriors, Galle Cricket Club, Colombo Kings, Colombo Stars
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

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

Courtesy of his domestic exploits he earned national selection in January 2017, playing 3 T20 internationals against South Africa. Surprisingly though, he hasn't featured since.

Nevertheless, he remains one of the most destructive all-rounders on the circuit, and heading into the 2022/23 season boasts 4,120 runs at 23.15 and 150 wickets at 29.70 across the three formats.

The diminutive left-hander has domestic career strike rates of 84.45 (FC), 96.49 (List A), and 150.55 (T20), and has been one of Chilaw Marian's key performers in recent years.

De Silva has also been a stand-out in England during his 3 stints with Great Harwood in the Lancashire League (2019, 2021, 2022). During this period he has scored well over 2,000 runs and taken 140 plus wickets. He has also excelled in the League T20, and Worsley Cup competitions, where he has produced numerous match-winning performances.

In 2021, in particular, de Silva was one of league cricket's most prolific professionals. For Great Harwood alone he struck 1,350 runs at 56.25 alongside 72 wickets at 15.87 to finish second on the Lancashire League run and wicket charts. He was also an exceptional performer elsewhere playing various sub-pro games with success.

His season highlight came in a Lancashire League game against Bacup, producing arguably the League's most destructive innings in history. De Silva belted an undefeated 219 from only 126 balls including 17 fours, and 15 sixes.

Unsurprisingly, Great Harwood was very quick to re-sign their Sri Lankan superstar for 2023, concluding negotiations mid-way through the season. No doubt the club will be hoping for more fireworks next summer.


Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Great Harwood (2022)
Great Harwood (2021) 30 27 3 1350 219* 56.25 314.2 1143 72 6/16 15.87
Great Harwood (2019) 25 24 1 838 141 36.43 264.5 852 51 5/36 16.71
Date of Birth 16/12/1993
Age 28
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Placed (Great Harwood CC - Lancashire League)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Puttalam District, Colombo District, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Kurunegala Warriors, Galle Cricket Club, Colombo Kings, Colombo Stars
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

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

Courtesy of his domestic exploits he earned national selection in January 2017, playing 3 T20 internationals against South Africa. Surprisingly though, he hasn't featured since.

Nevertheless, he remains one of the most destructive all-rounders on the circuit, and heading into the 2022/23 season boasts 4,120 runs at 23.15 and 150 wickets at 29.70 across the three formats.

The diminutive left-hander has domestic career strike rates of 84.45 (FC), 96.49 (List A), and 150.55 (T20), and has been one of Chilaw Marian's key performers in recent years.

De Silva has also been a stand-out in England during his 3 stints with Great Harwood in the Lancashire League (2019, 2021, 2022). During this period he has scored well over 2,000 runs and taken 140 plus wickets. He has also excelled in the League T20, and Worsley Cup competitions, where he has produced numerous match-winning performances.

In 2021, in particular, de Silva was one of league cricket's most prolific professionals. For Great Harwood alone he struck 1,350 runs at 56.25 alongside 72 wickets at 15.87 to finish second on the Lancashire League run and wicket charts. He was also an exceptional performer elsewhere playing various sub-pro games with success.

His season highlight came in a Lancashire League game against Bacup, producing arguably the League's most destructive innings in history. De Silva belted an undefeated 219 from only 126 balls including 17 fours, and 15 sixes.

Unsurprisingly, Great Harwood was very quick to re-sign their Sri Lankan superstar for 2023, concluding negotiations mid-way through the season. No doubt the club will be hoping for more fireworks next summer.


Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Great Harwood (2022)
Great Harwood (2021) 30 27 3 1350 219* 56.25 314.2 1143 72 6/16 15.87
Great Harwood (2019) 25 24 1 838 141 36.43 264.5 852 51 5/36 16.71
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