That Tillakaratne Dilshan’s doing stuff of late, innee?

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Tillakaratne Dilshan batterising the bowlerisersWe’ll be honest with you. The Champions’ Trophy won’t be getting our full attention. Partly we’re a bit tired with the relentless fixture list, partly it’s because England are likely to be toss, mostly it’s because we’re going on holiday next week. So excuse us if there’s a cursory air about some of our reportage.

We’re going to try though. Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a hundred against South Africa yesterday, so the theme of today’s post is: That Tillakaratne Dilshan’s doing stuff of late, innee?

It’s a good theme, we’re sure you’ll agree, but maybe that’s not enough insight for you, in which case here are some statistics to flesh things out a bit. Statistics are easy and give the impression that we’re making an effort when really we aren’t.

  • One-day international average in batting positions three to eight: 28.88
  • One-day international average as opener: 52.38
  • Twenty20 average in positions three to seven: 14.71
  • Twenty20 average as opener: 46.90

A pat on the back to whoever said: “Alright there, our Tillakaratne, how’s about you open up today? T’other lad can’t find ‘is left boot and some’un needs to tek shine off it. There’s a good lad – out you go.”


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  1. I hope everyone noticed Dilshan’s manicured facial hair.

    I think he deserves his own card in the KC game for it

  2. Clearly all England need to do to be competitive is to open with Ravi, Shah, Morgan and Prior. All four of them. At the same time.

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