Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 232 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, 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
Tests Insights on test 1 2 0 20 20 10.00 27 74.07 0 0 2 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 19 14 2 154 50* 12.83 251 61.35 0 1 14 1 7 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 6 3 29 11* 9.66 29 100.00 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 36 50 19 742 92 23.93 1479 50.16 0 4 89 4 18 0
List A 58 28 8 247 50* 12.35 374 66.04 0 1 23 3 14 0
T20s Insights on t20 48 17 9 71 28 8.87 82 86.58 0 0 4 1 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 2 90 44 8 5/24 8/44 5.50 2.93 11.2 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 19 17 937 777 21 6/54 6/54 37.00 4.97 44.6 1 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 15 316 410 12 2/9 2/9 34.16 7.78 26.3 0 0 0
First-class 36 61 4866 2880 109 7/139 8/44 26.42 3.55 44.6 4 3 0
List A 58 53 2492 1910 59 6/54 6/54 32.37 4.59 42.2 4 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 48 44 932 1117 43 3/18 3/18 25.97 7.19 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Colombo v Galle at Hambantota, Mar 30-Apr 2, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 21, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils at Mumbai, Apr 14, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4*, 0/47 Mum Indians v Daredevils Mumbai 14 Apr 2018 T20
24, 3/61 Galle v Colombo Hambantota 30 Mar 2018 FC
7, 2/34 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (SSC) 21 Mar 2018 LA
1*, 2/37 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2018 T20I # 661
5, 2/19 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 12 Mar 2018 T20I # 659
0/36 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 10 Mar 2018 T20I # 658
0/37 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 6 Mar 2018 T20I # 656
2/25 Colts v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 27 Feb 2018 T20
1/1 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Police) 25 Feb 2018 T20
2/28 Colts v SL Air SC Panagoda 24 Feb 2018 T20
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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Mar 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is ecstatic after taking a wicket, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 6th match, Colombo, March 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is ecstatic after taking a wicket

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Mar 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is mobbed by his team-mates, Sri Lanka v India, 4th match, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is mobbed by his team-mates

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Feb 18, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after getting Soumya Sarkar for a duck, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after getting Soumya Sarkar for a duck

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