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Elle Hennadige Shadeep Nadeeja Silva (born 18 August 1978), usually known as Shadeep Silva, is a Sri Lankan born Emirati cricketer.[1] A left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he played one One Day International (ODI) for the United Arab Emirates national cricket team in 2008.[2] Earlier in his career he played first-class and List A cricket for Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club in his native Sri Lanka.[3]

Shadeep Silva
Personal information
Full nameElle Hennadige Shadeep Nadeeja Silva
Born (1978-08-18) 18 August 1978 (age 41)
Galle, Sri Lanka
BowlingLeft-arm orthodox spin
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 36)24 June 2008 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
2006–2008 United Arab Emirates
2000–2001Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 1 11 11
Runs scored 7 152 17
Batting average 7.00 10.13 8.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 7 43 7
Balls bowled 42 1,061 397
Wickets 0 16 12
Bowling average 33.31 28.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/33 3/53 2/13
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 3 January 2009


Born in Galle in 1978, Shadeep Silva's cricket career began with Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club.[3] He played three List A matches for them in 2000[4] and one first-class match in February 2001.[5] He also played four matches for their Under-23 side.[6]

He began playing for the UAE in 2006,[3] first playing for them in the 2006 ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Later in the year he played ACC Premier League matches against Nepal and Hong Kong[6] in addition to an ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia in what was his second first-class match almost six years after his first. He also played against Ireland in the 2006/07 tournament.[5]

In 2007, he toured Scotland and Canada with the UAE. He played a one-day match against a Scotland XI[6] and an Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland on the Scottish leg of the tour, and an Intercontinental Cup match against Canada[5] and one-day matches against a Canadian Invitation XI and Ontario on the Canadian leg.

Later in the year he played in the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait[6] and returned to List A cricket when he played in Division Two of the World Cricket League in Namibia.[4] He played an Intercontinental Cup match against Bermuda between the two tournaments.[5]

He played for an Abu Dhabi XI against Ireland in early 2008,[6] making his ODI debut later in the year when he played for the UAE against Bangladesh in the 2008 Asia Cup.[4] He most recently represented his adopted country in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite tournament in Kuala Lumpur.[6]

Shadeep Silva is a Coach at Desert Cubs Cricket Academy which is based in Sharjah and Dubai.