Roy Silva played 87 first class and 57 List A games in his native Sri Lanka. His first class career stretched from 2001 until his last match on 30th of March 2013.

A powerful middle order batsman and canny right arm medium pacer. Silva has a wealth of first class experience from his home country of Sri Lanka.

That experience, along with his immense ability with both bat and ball, has quickly made him a central figure in the US men’s team following his debut at the 2017 Auty Cup in Toronto.


Playing Number

Team Role



Tampa, Florida


Rocky & Smiling Assassin

Country of Birth

Sri Lanka

Career Highlights

Scoring 295 not out in a 40 over match for Glendermott Cricket club in Northern Ireland on June 15, 2014.

Favorite Cricketer

Aravinda de Silva & Sir Vivian Richards

Roy Silva played 87 first class and 57 List A games in his native Sri Lanka

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He scored 4 first class centuries with a top score of 171, and took 3 five wicket bags with best bowling figures of 7/41.

He played alongside and against some of Sri Lanka’s, and world cricket’s greatest names, so you would be forgiven for thinking his career highlight might include such names as Muralitharan, Sangakkara, De Silva, or Vaas.

But in fact his self-proclaimed highlight took place on a soggy Sunday in Ireland.

Toward the end of his first class career in Sri Lanka, Silva had taken to spending his home offseason playing in Ireland. He emigrated to the United States in 2013, but did one last season on the Emerald Isle. It proved to be one of his most productive seasons ever, and it was highlighted by a remarkable innings on the 15th June.

His Glendermott team was playing against Cliftonville in the O’Neills Ulster Shield.

The match was supposed to be a 50 over affair, but rain had reduced the match to 40 overs each. Silva entered the fray in the 15th over after his team had decided to bat first.

From the outset he was looking to dismantle the Cliftonville attack. His first 100 came off 41 balls, his second off just 27. By the time the innings ended at 462/4 he was just 5 runs shy of a triple century. He hit 11 fours and a quite unbelievable 34 sixes during his innings, his 295 not out coming off just 91 deliveries.

It was the highest score in over 120 years in Ireland, and had statisticians scrambling for the record books to see if any individual had ever scored more in a limited overs fixture. In short no one could find one.

And so now at 37 years of age Roy Silva has found himself representing the United States of America. All fans of USA Cricket will be hoping that he can emulate some of the hitting that was seen from him on that fateful day in Ireland.