Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 26 years 8 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 17 16 0 377 65 23.56 422 89.33 0 3 38 8 8 0
T20Is 5 5 0 91 46 18.20 76 119.73 0 0 8 3 2 0
First-class 42 68 2 2097 152 31.77 3108 67.47 3 11 265 41 55 0
List A 88 84 12 2609 121* 36.23 3211 81.25 4 20 249 60 48 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 17 6 168 164 5 3/48 3/48 32.80 5.85 33.6 0 0 0
T20Is 5 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 42 50 3393 1810 61 6/70 9/118 29.67 3.20 55.6 3 1 0
List A 88 36 1282 996 35 5/28 5/28 28.45 4.66 36.6 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 Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017 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 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Katunayake, Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017 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
0/22, 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 25 Mar 2017 ODI # 3855
51, 2/25 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Colombo (CCC) 11 Mar 2017 LA
44, 0/17 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Colombo (CCC) 9 Mar 2017 LA
121* Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 4 Mar 2017 LA
64, 1/23 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 2 Mar 2017 LA
3, 40 Sinhalese v Chilaw Katunayake 6 Jan 2017 FC
0 Sinhalese v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 28 Dec 2016 FC
94, 0/28 Sinhalese v Bloomfield Colombo (SSC) 21 Dec 2016 FC
0/21, 112*, 3/75, 54 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (SSC) 15 Dec 2016 FC
117, 1/49 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 2 Dec 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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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled around his legs, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled around his legs

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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka dives to make his ground, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka dives to make his ground

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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka steers one to third man, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka steers one to third man

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla - Mar 25
Bangladesh won by 90 runs
Western Group: Gampha v Kalutara at Panadura
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Southern Group: Hambantota v Galle District at Kaluthara
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Uva Group: Monaragala v Ratnapura at Katunayake
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
North Central Group: Polonnaruwa v Anuradhaura at Welisara
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Eastern Group: Tincomalee v Batticaloa at Colombo (Burgher)
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Northern Group: Vauniya v Kilinochchi at Colombo (SSC)
Mar 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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