Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 23 years 208 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Wayamba United

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5.07

Education Mahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura

Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 34 47 19 698 92 24.92 1368 51.02 0 4 86 4 17 0
List A 39 13 6 86 24 12.28 118 72.88 0 0 8 2 7 0
Twenty20 32 10 6 31 28 7.75 37 83.78 0 0 1 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 5 84 95 7 2/9 2/9 13.57 6.78 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 34 58 4644 2775 98 7/139 7/60 28.31 3.58 47.3 4 2 0
List A 39 35 1507 1099 36 4/16 4/16 30.52 4.37 41.8 3 0 0
Twenty20 32 28 582 654 32 3/18 3/18 20.43 6.74 18.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only ODI Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Panagoda, Feb 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Colombo v Galle at Colombo (RPS), Apr 29, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandy Crusaders v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/56, 24 Galle v Colombo Colombo (RPS) 29 Apr 2017 LA
3/75, 17 Kegalle v Colombo Colombo (PSS) 2 Apr 2017 LA
1/25 Kegalle v Kandy Colombo (PSS) 31 Mar 2017 LA
0, 4/16 Kegalle v Badulla Katunayake 29 Mar 2017 LA
1/46 Kegalle v Kurunegala Colombo (Colts) 23 Mar 2017 LA
3/61 SL Pres. XI v Bangladesh Colombo (CCC) 22 Mar 2017 Other OD
52*, 2/64, 10, 5/103 Colts v Tamil Union Panagoda 14 Feb 2017 FC
33, 0/64, 19, 2/37 Colts v Nondescripts Katunayake 5 Feb 2017 FC
24, 3/11, 0 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (CCC) 28 Jan 2017 FC
92, 2/103 Colts v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 14 Jan 2017 FC
Profile

Another installment from Sri Lanka's production line of unorthodox spinners, Akila Dananjaya sparked controversy when he was picked in the preliminary squad for the 2012 World Twenty20, despite never having played a professional match in his life. Able to deliver a legbreak, googly, carrom ball, doosra and a stock offspinner with astounding control, he had impressed Mahela Jayawardene so much as a net bowler at a Sri Lanka practice session, that Jayawardene requested he be fast-tracked to the national squad.

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Oct 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Twenty20 international, Pallekele, October 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder

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Oct 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels

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Oct 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice, Colombo, October 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group B: Sri Lanka v South Africa at The Oval
Jun 3, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: India v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 8, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cardiff
Jun 12, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Eng Wn v SL Women at Chesterfield
Jun 19, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
India Women v SL Women at Chesterfield
Jun 21, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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