Nilakshi de Silva
Nilakshi de SilvaAllrounder
National SideSri Lanka
Date of Birth27-09-1989
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm seam
Nilakshi de Silva is a hard-hitting allrounder from Sri Lanka who bowls handy medium pace and serves as a powerful option with the bat in the lower middle-order. After a bit of a stop-start career since her international debut in 2015, de Silva became a more permanent fixture in the team in 2018.
In her ‘comeback’ series in September 2018, Nilakshi cracked an incredible 19-ball 31 against India in Galle to almost help Sri Lanka over the line in their chase of 220. Although her knock went in vain, de Silva displayed a power and ability to clear the field, very rare in Sri Lankan cricket.
She was a member of the squads selected for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018, in the Caribbean, and the 2020 edition in Australia.
Nilakshi de Silva has also played her share of club cricket in Australia, honing her skills in different conditions.
She is also a very good fielder – likely Sri Lanka’s best. Nilakshi de Silva moves quickly across the ground, has sharp reflexes and a strong arm, making her one of the team’s most impressive outfielders.
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