Roy Dias

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: October 18, 1952, Colombo
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Roy Dias Bio

Roy Luke Dias is a legendary Sri Lankan cricketer who made a significant impact on the country’s cricketing history. Known for his elegant batting style and remarkable sense of timing, Dias played a pivotal role in shaping the Sri Lankan cricket team during its infancy.

Born on October 18, 1952, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dias began his cricketing journey at a young age. He made his debut for Sri Lanka’s national team in Test cricket against England in 1982. Although his first innings didn’t go as planned as he was dismissed without scoring by the formidable Bob Willis, Dias soon showcased his immense potential in the second innings by playing a breathtaking knock of 77 runs.

Having already gained considerable experience as a first-class cricketer before Sri Lanka gained Test status, Dias became one of the pillars of the Sri Lankan batting line-up. Alongside Duleep Mendis, he formed a formidable partnership that laid the foundation for the team’s future success.

During the Test tour of Pakistan, Dias displayed his class as a batsman. He amassed 295 runs at an impressive average of 49.16, including a near-century at Faisalabad and a magnificent 109 at Lahore. Despite the top order crumbling against the fierce pace of Imran Khan, Dias held his ground and provided stability to the team.

One of Dias’ most significant contributions came during Sri Lanka’s historic maiden Test and series victory over India in 1985-86. In the second Test, he played two fifties, playing a crucial role in setting up a win. In the final Test, when Sri Lanka was on the verge of defeat, Dias showcased his resilience by scoring a splendid 106, securing a draw for his team.

After retiring from professional cricket, Dias continued to contribute to the sport by taking up coaching roles. He remained actively involved in nurturing and mentoring young Sri Lankan cricketers, sharing his knowledge and experiences. His coaching stint with the Sri Lankan national team further solidified his stature as an influential figure in Sri Lankan cricket.

Roy Dias’ batting prowess, elegant style, and unwavering commitment to the team’s success have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Sri Lankan cricket. His contributions both on and off the field have earned him immense respect from cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Dias’ legacy as a player and coach continues to inspire future generations of Sri Lankan cricketers, and his name will forever be associated with the growth and development of cricket in Sri Lanka.

Roy Dias Career Stats

Roy Dias Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 36 1 1285 109 36.71 - - 3 8 - 1 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 58 55 5 1573 121 31.46 2315 67.94 2 11 - - 16 0
FC 93 147 13 4296 144 32.05 - - 5 24 - - 39 0
List A 89 84 9 2363 121 31.5 - - 3 14 - - 24 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Roy Dias Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 20 1 24 17 0 - - - 4.25 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 58 6 56 70 3 3/25 3/25 23.33 7.49 18.6 0 0 0
FC 93 - 180 118 1 1/9 - 118 3.93 180 - 0 0
List A 89 - 56 70 3 3/25 3/25 23.33 7.49 18.6 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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