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Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 24 years 328 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 medium

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 6 5 0 117 65 23.40 135 86.66 0 1 14 4 1 0
T20Is 2 2 0 54 46 27.00 35 154.28 0 0 4 2 0 0
First-class 34 56 1 1401 152 25.47 2204 63.56 1 7 182 26 42 0
List A 70 66 11 1990 106* 36.18 2592 76.77 3 15 186 46 40 0
Twenty20 43 41 5 955 102* 26.52 730 130.82 1 6 80 42 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 40 2374 1198 44 6/70 9/118 27.22 3.02 53.9 3 1 0
List A 70 26 976 704 26 5/28 5/28 27.07 4.32 37.5 1 1 0
Twenty20 43 19 281 377 15 2/15 2/15 25.13 8.04 18.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 1, 2015 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 7, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 10, 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 Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Jan 15-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 21, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandy Crusaders v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Crusaders v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
14 Crusaders v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
2 Crusaders v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
21 Crusaders v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
25 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
23 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2016 T20
26, 0/12, 22 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (SSC) 15 Jan 2016 FC
11 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 13 Jan 2016 T20
8 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 10 Jan 2016 T20I # 476
46 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
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.
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Jan 10, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled for 8, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Auckland, January 10, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled for 8

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Jan 7, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka plays one through the leg side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I,  Mount Maunganui, January 7, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka plays one through the leg side

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Dec 31, 2015

Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates after dismissing Danushka Gunathilaka, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, December 31, 2015

Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates after dismissing Danushka Gunathilaka

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Semi-Final: India U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dhaka
Feb 9, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
1st T20I: India v Sri Lanka at Pune
Feb 9, 2016 (19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Super Eight: Col CC v Colts at Colombo (PSS)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Moors v Nondescripts at Colombo (Colts)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Ragama v Galle CC at Colombo (SSC)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (Moors)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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