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Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 25 years 162 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Nickname Dana

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Mahanama College, Colombo

Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 14 13 0 333 65 25.61 374 89.03 0 3 36 7 6 0
T20Is 5 5 0 91 46 18.20 76 119.73 0 0 8 3 2 0
First-class 37 61 1 1677 152 27.95 2578 65.05 1 9 209 36 48 0
List A 78 74 11 2206 106* 35.01 2831 77.92 3 17 208 49 45 0
Twenty20 46 44 5 992 102* 25.43 771 128.66 1 6 84 43 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 14 5 150 142 5 3/48 3/48 28.40 5.68 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 5 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 37 46 3159 1637 57 6/70 9/118 28.71 3.10 55.4 3 1 0
List A 78 31 1126 846 31 5/28 5/28 27.29 4.50 36.3 1 1 0
Twenty20 46 20 287 386 15 2/15 2/15 25.73 8.06 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 1, 2015 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 7, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colombo Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 25-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 21, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3769
26, 0/9 Sri Lanka v England Southampton 5 Jul 2016 T20I # 561
3/48, 48 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
62, 1/30 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
1 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
22, 0/14 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
9, 0/10 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
63, 1/40 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Jun 2016 ODI # 3749
9 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 16 Jun 2016 ODI # 3748
1/89, 97, 2/24 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 3 Mar 2016 FC
Profile

A poised, attacking left-handed opener groomed in part at Sinhalese Sports Club, Danushka Gunathilaka was plucked from the domestic system largely on potential, and drafted into Sri Lanka's A team for the tour of New Zealand in mid-2015. He impressed on that trip, hitting two smart fifties from four innings, to finish as the team's second-highest run-scorer.
Those performances earned him a national call-up for the home series against West Indies in November. Gunathilaka then earned a second trip to New Zealand - with the senior team this time - and despite modest returns from his first three ODI innings, he struck a rapid 65 in Nelson to win a Man-of-the-Match award.
Strong square of the wicket, particularly on the off side, Gunathilaka, who admires Kumar Sangakkara, is also a part-time medium pacer. He had played in Sri Lanka's Under-19 team in the 2009 Youth World Cup.
Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Jul 5, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka attempts to scoop the ball over short fine leg, England v Sri Lanka, only T20I, Southampton, July 5, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka attempts to scoop the ball over short fine leg

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Jun 29, 2016

Moeen Ali gets under the catch to remove Danushka Gunathilaka, England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval, June 29, 2016

Moeen Ali gets under the catch to remove Danushka Gunathilaka

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Jun 29, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka lofts down the ground, England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval, June 29, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka lofts down the ground

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla
Aug 28, 2016 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla
Aug 31, 2016 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
5th ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele
Sep 4, 2016 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele
Sep 6, 2016 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
2nd T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 9, 2016 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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