Tillakaratne Dilshan

  • Dilshan
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    • NationalitySri Lankan
    • Age39
    • Batting style Right-hand bat
    • Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
    • Matches 87
    • Runs 5492
    • Wickets 39

    Sri Lanka

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan

    Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, or popularly as Tillakaratne Dilshan, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team in all formats. Dilshan made his Test and ODI debut during the Sri Lankan cricket team's tour to Zimbabwe in 1999. He is regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of the modern game. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented the scoop, which has come to be known as a dilscoop, that hits the ball behind the keeper. Dilshan won the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year award at the 2009 ICC Awards for his 96 off 57 balls against West Indies in the semi-final of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England. He also won man of the series trophy for his individual batting performances in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.