Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 50 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 11 9 2 103 50* 14.71 178 57.86 0 1 8 0 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 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 49 22 8 189 50* 13.50 296 63.85 0 1 16 2 10 0
T20s Insights on t20 35 11 6 38 28 7.60 48 79.16 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 11 10 570 484 16 6/54 6/54 30.25 5.09 35.6 1 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 6 108 123 7 2/9 2/9 17.57 6.83 15.4 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 49 45 2077 1583 52 6/54 6/54 30.44 4.57 39.9 4 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 35 31 648 729 33 3/18 3/18 22.09 6.75 19.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Oct 20, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 6, 2017 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Oct 20, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Dhaka Dynamites v Khulna Titans at Dhaka, Nov 14, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/17 Titans v Dynamites Dhaka 14 Nov 2017 T20
0/30, 7 Titans v Dynamites Sylhet 5 Nov 2017 T20
18, 1/29 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sharjah 20 Oct 2017 ODI # 3927 Insights on
1, 0/57 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 18 Oct 2017 ODI # 3926 Insights on
0/30, 1 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Oct 2017 ODI # 3924 Insights on
1/51, 50* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2017 ODI # 3922 Insights on
0/28 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 6 Sep 2017 T20I # 618
4, 0/49 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 3 Sep 2017 ODI # 3909 Insights on
1/68, 11* Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 31 Aug 2017 ODI # 3908 Insights on
2, 2/38 Sri Lanka v India Pallekele 27 Aug 2017 ODI # 3907 Insights on
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 31, 2017

Akila Dananjaya tries to untangle a stray kite on the field, Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Colombo, August 31, 2017

Akila Dananjaya tries to untangle a stray kite on the field

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Aug 27, 2017

Akila Dananjaya had a good day in the office again, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, August 27, 2017

Akila Dananjaya had a good day in the office again

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Aug 24, 2017

Akila Dananjaya celebrates with his team-mates after snaring his sixth victim, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele, August 24, 2017

Akila Dananjaya celebrates with his team-mates after snaring his sixth victim

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