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Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 31 years 259 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Rahula College

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 6 10 2 455 116 56.87 861 52.84 1 3 50 1 6 0
ODIs Insights on odi 21 17 4 472 114* 36.30 552 85.50 1 1 42 6 8 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 3 185 84* 30.83 136 136.02 0 2 16 6 5 0
First-class 78 132 15 5201 200* 44.45 9095 57.18 12 25 578 40 96 0
List A 71 60 9 1391 114* 27.27 1941 71.66 1 5 139 13 30 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 31 5 601 87* 23.11 486 123.66 0 5 46 22 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 6 156 114 3 2/28 2/28 38.00 4.38 52.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 21 18 672 559 18 3/10 3/10 31.05 4.99 37.3 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 143 183 5 1/11 1/11 36.60 7.67 28.6 0 0 0
First-class 78 79 2890 1586 47 3/27 5/57 33.74 3.29 61.4 0 0 0
List A 71 54 1632 1179 44 5/12 5/12 26.79 4.33 37.0 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 31 490 615 25 5/10 5/10 24.60 7.53 19.6 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 26-29, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Panagoda, Dec 12-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 26-29, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 10, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Sri Lanka v India Galle 26 Jul 2017 Test # 2265 Insights on
2/28, 45, 80* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
59*, 1/23 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
1, 1/41 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 8 Jul 2017 ODI # 3903 Insights on
2/53 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 6 Jul 2017 ODI # 3901 Insights on
1/15 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Galle 2 Jul 2017 ODI # 3899 Insights on
28, 2/45 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Galle 30 Jun 2017 ODI # 3897 Insights on
27, 0/19 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
1/7, 34* Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
0/64, 4 Sri Lanka v South Africa The Oval 3 Jun 2017 ODI # 3877 Insights on
Profile

A batting allrounder with powerful shots square of the wicket, Asela Gunaratne put together several impressive seasons for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club before eventually being considered for higher honours in 2016. Though not an immediately eye-catching player, it was his consistency that impressed: batting in the middle order, Gunaratne averaged more than 50 in three of the four Premier League Tournaments between 2012 and 2016. A wide range of strokes, including his favoured reverse sweep, had also helped his case.

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Jul 26, 2017

Asela Gunaratne injured his wrist while attempting a catch at second slip, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, July 26, 2017

Asela Gunaratne injured his wrist while attempting a catch at second slip

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Jul 18, 2017

Dilruwan Perera and Asela Gunaratne celebrate after steering Sri Lanka to victory, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017

Dilruwan Perera and Asela Gunaratne celebrate after steering Sri Lanka to victory

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Jul 18, 2017

Asela Gunaratne acknowledges his fifty, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017

Asela Gunaratne acknowledges his fifty

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