Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 138 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
Tests Insights on test 1 2 0 20 20 10.00 27 74.07 0 0 2 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 19 14 2 154 50* 12.83 251 61.35 0 1 14 1 7 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 11 4 2 23 11* 11.50 17 135.29 0 0 3 0 4 0
First-class 35 49 19 718 92 23.93 1395 51.46 0 4 88 4 18 0
List A 57 27 8 240 50* 12.63 369 65.04 0 1 22 3 14 0
T20s Insights on t20 40 14 7 61 28 8.71 65 93.84 0 0 4 1 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 2 90 44 8 5/24 8/44 5.50 2.93 11.2 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 19 17 937 777 21 6/54 6/54 37.00 4.97 44.6 1 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 11 11 226 281 8 2/9 2/9 35.12 7.46 28.2 0 0 0
First-class 35 60 4734 2819 106 7/139 8/44 26.59 3.57 44.6 4 3 0
List A 57 52 2444 1876 57 6/54 6/54 32.91 4.60 42.8 4 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 40 36 766 887 34 3/18 3/18 26.08 6.94 22.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Sylhet, Feb 18, 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Sylhet, Feb 18, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/20 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Sylhet 18 Feb 2018 T20I # 651
0/32 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 15 Feb 2018 T20I # 648
20, 3/20, 0, 5/24 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Feb 2018 Test # 2296 Insights on
17, 2/30 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 27 Jan 2018 ODI # 3967 Insights on
- Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 Jan 2018 ODI # 3965 Insights on
0/45 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Dhaka 21 Jan 2018 ODI # 3962 Insights on
1/40, 14 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Jan 2018 ODI # 3959 Insights on
0/67, 8 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Dhaka 17 Jan 2018 ODI # 3955 Insights on
11*, 0/27 Sri Lanka v India Mumbai 24 Dec 2017 T20I # 635
0/49, 5 Sri Lanka v India Indore 22 Dec 2017 T20I # 634
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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Feb 18, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after getting Soumya Sarkar for a duck, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after getting Soumya Sarkar for a duck

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Feb 10, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates a wicket on debut, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day, February 10, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates a wicket on debut

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Feb 9, 2018

Akila Dananjaya drops a difficult chance, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day, February 9, 2018

Akila Dananjaya drops a difficult chance

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