Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 30 years 334 days

Major teams Mohammedan Sporting Club, 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 2 4 1 225 116 75.00 409 55.01 1 1 32 1 2 0
ODIs 5 3 1 40 18 20.00 57 70.17 0 0 3 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 12 33.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 70 119 13 4772 200* 45.01 8278 57.64 12 22 533 40 83 0
List A 55 46 6 959 75* 23.97 1446 66.32 0 4 100 7 22 0
Twenty20 23 22 2 419 87* 20.95 361 116.06 0 3 30 16 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 30 28 0 - - - 5.60 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 180 118 8 3/10 3/10 14.75 3.93 22.5 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 17 22 0 - - - 7.76 - 0 0 0
First-class 70 68 2304 1232 34 3/27 5/57 36.23 3.20 67.7 0 0 0
List A 55 40 1140 738 34 5/12 5/12 21.70 3.88 33.5 0 1 0
Twenty20 23 22 346 423 20 5/10 5/10 21.15 7.33 17.3 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 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 Army Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panagoda, Dec 2-4, 2016 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 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
158, 0/13, 69, 0/12 SL Army v Burgher Panagoda 2 Dec 2016 FC
3/10, 16* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
6, 1/47 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bulawayo 23 Nov 2016 ODI # 3808
- Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
1/40, 18 Sri Lanka v West Indies Harare 16 Nov 2016 ODI # 3805
3/21 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
116, 0/5, 39 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Nov 2016 Test # 2231
54, 0/23, 16* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
16, 0/19, 69 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Dambulla 18 Oct 2016 FC
0/61, 46, 0/8, 5 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Pallekele 11 Oct 2016 FC
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.

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Nov 27, 2016

Asela Gunaratne was once again among the wickets, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo, November 27, 2016

Asela Gunaratne was once again among the wickets

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Nov 14, 2016

Suranga Lakmal congratulates debutant Asela Gunaratne on his three-for, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe tri-series 2016-17, Harare, November 14, 2016

Suranga Lakmal congratulates debutant Asela Gunaratne on his three-for

© AFP

Nov 7, 2016

Asela Gunaratne tries to punch one down the ground, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 2nd day, November 7, 2016

Asela Gunaratne tries to punch one down the ground

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
Panadura v Kalutara Town Club at Panadura - Dec 7-9
Panadura 353 Kalutara Town Club 28/1 (10 ov)
Group A: Bloomfield v Badureliya at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group B: Burgher v Saracens at Colombo (Burgher)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group B: Col CC v SL Army at Colombo (CCC)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group A: Galle CC v Tamil Union at Galle
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Kalutara Physical Culture Club v Kurunegala Y at Kaluthara
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Negambo Cricket Club v SLPACC at Gampaha
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group A: Nondescripts v Chilaw at Colombo (NCC)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group B: Ragama v Moors at Colombo (Moors)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
SL Air SC v Lankan CC in Sri Lanka (venue TBA)
Dec 9-11, 2016 (04:30 GMT | 17:24 EST | 16:24 CST | 14:24 PST)
SL Navy v Police SC at Welisara
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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