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    February 10, 2009

    Triple role Tillakaratne

    Tillakaratne Dilshan will captain, keep and open in today's T20 game against India.

    If he doesn't trip over a teammate's lengthy name, like Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga, he will become the third player, after Gilchrist & McCullum to have played a triple role in a T20 international.

    In fact, there have only been 7 other players across 132 years of tests, 38 years of ODIs & 3 years of T20 internationals to have opened, captained and kept wickets in a game.

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    Hi,

    I was wondering whether this was the only international fixture where both wicketkeepers were captaining their respective sides?

    By Blogger Mayuresh Gaikwad (12-Feb-2009, 1:58:00 PM)  

    Nice question, Mayuresh. Turns it out that it had happened 18 times in all intl cricket - 5 times in tests (http://is.gd/jhC2) 12 times in ODIs (http://is.gd/jhCn) and 1 time in T20 internationals (http://is.gd/jhCH)

    By Blogger Jagadish (12-Feb-2009, 7:00:00 PM)  


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