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Kaushal Silva is ‘ready for the next step’ – Kaluwitharana

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By Staff Writers | October 13, 2013

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Kaushal Silva has been in impressive form this year. © AFP

Sri Lanka A team coach Romesh Kaluwitharana has said that Kaushal Silva has impressed him with his recent batting performances, and he believes that Silva is ready to play for the national side.

"Kaushal Silva — I am very impressed with his batting style. He is a player who is ready for the next step," Kaluwitharana said, speaking to the Sunday Times newspaper in Sri Lanka on the back of the A team’s series victories in both the unofficial Test and 50-over series against the visiting New Zealand A side.

Silva amassed 327 runs for Sri Lanka A in the two-match unofficial Test series last month at an average of 81.75, and hit two centuries. He ended the series as the highest run-maker.

The 27-year-old has already notched a century in his very first match in the ongoing four-day triangular tournament, hitting 125 for Sri Lanka Board XI against Sri Lanka Development XI.

The wicket-keeper-batsman has a first-class average touching 49, and has hit 27 first-class centuries, but after having made his Test debut in 2011, Silva has only played three Test matches thus far.

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