Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 31 years 47 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, 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 10 8 2 222 114* 37.00 252 88.09 1 0 22 3 4 0
T20Is 7 7 3 168 84* 42.00 117 143.58 0 2 15 6 3 0
First-class 74 126 14 4971 200* 44.38 8643 57.51 12 23 560 40 92 0
List A 60 51 7 1141 114* 25.93 1641 69.53 1 4 119 10 26 0
Twenty20 30 29 5 584 87* 24.33 467 125.05 0 5 45 22 14 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 10 8 294 236 9 3/10 3/10 26.22 4.81 32.6 0 0 0
T20Is 7 7 107 144 3 1/11 1/11 48.00 8.07 35.6 0 0 0
First-class 74 75 2764 1500 44 3/27 5/57 34.09 3.25 62.8 0 0 0
List A 60 44 1254 856 35 5/12 5/12 24.45 4.09 35.8 0 1 0
Twenty20 30 29 454 576 23 5/10 5/10 25.04 7.61 19.7 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 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 Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Jan 6-8, 2017 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/12, 4 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
1/26, 84* Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
1/11, 52 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
0/31, 1 Sri Lanka v PM's XI Canberra 15 Feb 2017 T20
0/46, 114* Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
0/16, 38 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
2 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
0/37, 18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
10, 1/19 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
1/34, 11* Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 25 Jan 2017 T20I # 591
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. A wide range of strokes, including his favoured reverse sweep, had also helped his case.

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Feb 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne jumps in joy after hitting the winning runs, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 International, Geelong, February 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne jumps in joy after hitting the winning runs

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Feb 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne powers the ball away, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 International, Geelong, February 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne powers the ball away

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Feb 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne celebrates a wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 international, Geelong, February 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne celebrates a wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla - Feb 24-27
Eng Lions 339/9 (91 ov)
1st unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla
Mar 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla
Mar 4, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
3rd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Kurunegala
Mar 6, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle
Mar 7-11, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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