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Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 31 years 172 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Rahula College

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 4 8 1 330 116 47.14 600 55.00 1 2 41 1 5 0
ODIs Insights on odi 16 14 3 384 114* 34.90 442 86.87 1 0 34 6 6 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 3 185 84* 30.83 136 136.02 0 2 16 6 5 0
First-class 76 130 14 5076 200* 43.75 8834 57.45 12 24 569 40 95 0
List A 66 57 8 1303 114* 26.59 1831 71.16 1 4 131 13 28 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 31 5 601 87* 23.11 486 123.66 0 5 46 22 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 4 5 114 86 1 1/16 1/16 86.00 4.52 114.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 16 13 474 382 11 3/10 3/10 34.72 4.83 43.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 143 183 5 1/11 1/11 36.60 7.67 28.6 0 0 0
First-class 76 78 2848 1558 45 3/27 5/57 34.62 3.28 63.2 0 0 0
List A 66 49 1434 1002 37 5/12 5/12 27.08 4.19 38.7 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 31 490 615 25 5/10 5/10 24.60 7.53 19.6 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Panagoda, Dec 12-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 10, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27, 0/19 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
1/7, 34* Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
0/64, 4 Sri Lanka v South Africa The Oval 3 Jun 2017 ODI # 3877 Insights on
- Sri Lanka v New Zealand Birmingham 30 May 2017 Other OD
70*, 1/36 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 26 May 2017 Other OD
- Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 23 May 2017 Other OD
27, 0/56 Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 21 May 2017 Other OD
1/15, 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 6 Apr 2017 T20I # 607
1/24, 17 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 4 Apr 2017 T20I # 606
34, 0/16 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858 Insights on
Profile

A batting allrounder with powerful shots square of the wicket, Asela Gunaratne put together several impressive seasons for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club before eventually being considered for higher honours in 2016. Though not an immediately eye-catching player, it was his consistency that impressed: batting in the middle order, Gunaratne averaged more than 50 in three of the four Premier League Tournaments between 2012 and 2016. A wide range of strokes, including his favoured reverse sweep, had also helped his case.

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Jun 12, 2017

Asela Gunaratne gets low to play a reverse-ramp, Champions Trophy 2017, Group B, Cardiff, London, June 12, 2017

Asela Gunaratne gets low to play a reverse-ramp

© AFP

Jun 12, 2017

Angelo Mathews has held the Sri Lankan middle order together in the past few years

Angelo Mathews has held the Sri Lankan middle order together in the past few years

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Jun 3, 2017

South Africa milked Asela Gunaratne's medium-pace in the middle overs, South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 3, 2017

South Africa milked Asela Gunaratne's medium-pace in the middle overs

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
AUS Women v SL Women at Bristol - Jun 29
SL Women 190/7 (41.3/50 ov)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jun 30, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jul 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
ENG Women v SL Women at Taunton
Jul 2, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
IND Women v SL Women at Derby
Jul 5, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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