Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 108 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 Insights on odi 16 13 2 137 50* 12.45 235 58.29 0 1 13 0 5 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 4 2 23 11* 11.50 17 135.29 0 0 3 0 2 0
First-class 34 47 19 698 92 24.92 1368 51.02 0 4 86 4 17 0
List A 54 26 8 223 50* 12.38 353 63.17 0 1 21 2 12 0
T20s Insights on t20 38 14 7 61 28 8.71 65 93.84 0 0 4 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 16 15 823 702 19 6/54 6/54 36.94 5.11 43.3 1 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 178 229 7 2/9 2/9 32.71 7.71 25.4 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 54 50 2330 1801 55 6/54 6/54 32.74 4.63 42.3 4 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 38 34 718 835 33 3/18 3/18 25.30 6.97 21.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 19, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 2017 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 19, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/40, 14 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Jan 2018 ODI # 3959 Insights on
0/67, 8 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Dhaka 17 Jan 2018 ODI # 3955 Insights on
11*, 0/27 Sri Lanka v India Mumbai 24 Dec 2017 T20I # 635
0/49, 5 Sri Lanka v India Indore 22 Dec 2017 T20I # 634
0/30, 7 Sri Lanka v India Cuttack 20 Dec 2017 T20I # 633
1, 1/53 Sri Lanka v India Visakhapatnam 17 Dec 2017 ODI # 3942 Insights on
0/51, 11 Sri Lanka v India Mohali 13 Dec 2017 ODI # 3941 Insights on
1/7 Sri Lanka v India Dharamsala 10 Dec 2017 ODI # 3939 Insights on
1/17 Titans v Dynamites Dhaka 14 Nov 2017 T20
0/30, 7 Titans v Dynamites Sylhet 5 Nov 2017 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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Jan 19, 2018

Akila Dananjaya appeals for the wicket of Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-nation series, Dhaka, January 19, 2018

Akila Dananjaya appeals for the wicket of Tamim Iqbal

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Dec 24, 2017

Akila Dananjaya ran out Shreyas Iyer at the bowler's end, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Mumbai, December 24, 2017

Akila Dananjaya ran out Shreyas Iyer at the bowler's end

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Dec 17, 2017

Akila Dananjaya's googly earned him Rohit Sharma's wicket, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Visakhapatnam, December 17, 2017

Akila Dananjaya's googly earned him Rohit Sharma's wicket

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