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Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 314 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, 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
Tests Insights on test 3 5 1 88 43* 22.00 158 55.69 0 0 11 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 24 19 3 217 50* 13.56 339 64.01 0 1 20 1 10 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 6 3 29 11* 9.66 29 100.00 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 39 54 20 840 92 24.70 1664 50.48 0 4 104 4 18 0
List A 63 33 9 310 50* 12.91 462 67.09 0 1 29 3 17 0
T20s Insights on t20 48 17 9 71 28 8.87 82 86.58 0 0 4 1 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 6 546 277 17 5/24 8/44 16.29 3.04 32.1 0 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 24 22 1189 1027 35 6/29 6/29 29.34 5.18 33.9 1 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 15 316 410 12 2/9 2/9 34.16 7.78 26.3 0 0 0
First-class 39 66 5442 3159 121 7/139 8/44 26.10 3.48 44.9 4 4 0
List A 63 58 2744 2160 73 6/29 6/29 29.58 4.72 37.5 4 2 0
T20s Insights on t20 48 44 932 1117 43 3/18 3/18 25.97 7.19 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils at Mumbai, Apr 14, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5, 6/29 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 12 Aug 2018 ODI # 4031 Insights on
1*, 1/30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 8 Aug 2018 ODI # 4030 Insights on
1/81, 37 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 5 Aug 2018 ODI # 4029 Insights on
9, 3/60 Sri Lanka v South Africa Dambulla 1 Aug 2018 ODI # 4027 Insights on
11, 3/50 Sri Lanka v South Africa Dambulla 29 Jul 2018 ODI # 4025 Insights on
43*, 5/52, 2/67 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018 Test # 2313 Insights on
2, 1/81, 23, 1/33 Sri Lanka v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308 Insights on
30, 3/46 Sri Lankans v WICB XI Tarouba 30 May 2018 FC
4*, 0/47 Mum Indians v Daredevils Mumbai 14 Apr 2018 T20
24, 3/61 Galle v Colombo Hambantota 30 Mar 2018 FC
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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Aug 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya lets out a roar, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya lets out a roar

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Aug 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is mobbed by his team-mates, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya is mobbed by his team-mates

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Aug 1, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates a wicket with his team-mates, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla, August 1, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

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