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Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 23 years 297 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, 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
ODIs Insights on odi 3 1 0 7 7 7.00 20 35.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 34 47 19 698 92 24.92 1368 51.02 0 4 86 4 17 0
List A 41 14 6 93 24 11.62 138 67.39 0 0 8 2 7 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 10 6 31 28 7.75 37 83.78 0 0 1 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 3 2 120 108 5 4/47 4/47 21.60 5.40 24.0 1 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 5 84 95 7 2/9 2/9 13.57 6.78 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 34 58 4644 2775 98 7/139 7/60 28.31 3.58 47.3 4 2 0
List A 41 37 1627 1207 41 4/16 4/16 29.43 4.45 39.6 4 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 28 582 654 32 3/18 3/18 20.43 6.74 18.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Panagoda, Feb 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Kandy Crusaders v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 4/47 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
1/61 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Galle 30 Jun 2017 ODI # 3897 Insights on
2/56, 24 Galle v Colombo Colombo (RPS) 29 Apr 2017 LA
3/75, 17 Kegalle v Colombo Colombo (PSS) 2 Apr 2017 LA
1/25 Kegalle v Kandy Colombo (PSS) 31 Mar 2017 LA
0, 4/16 Kegalle v Badulla Katunayake 29 Mar 2017 LA
1/46 Kegalle v Kurunegala Colombo (Colts) 23 Mar 2017 LA
3/61 SL Pres. XI v Bangladesh Colombo (CCC) 22 Mar 2017 Other OD
52*, 2/64, 10, 5/103 Colts v Tamil Union Panagoda 14 Feb 2017 FC
33, 0/64, 19, 2/37 Colts v Nondescripts Katunayake 5 Feb 2017 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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Jul 10, 2017

Akila Dananjaya led Sri Lanka's fightback with 4 for 47, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Hambantota, July 10, 2017

Akila Dananjaya led Sri Lanka's fightback with 4 for 47

© AFP

Oct 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Twenty20 international, Pallekele, October 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder

© AFP

Oct 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels

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Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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