Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
Born March 17, 1991, Panadura
Current age 26 years 8 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Mahanama College, Colombo
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 1, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Colombo Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 25-27, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Katunayake, Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka A v England Lions at Colombo (CCC), Mar 11, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Basnahira North v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 21, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|51, 2/25||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Colombo (CCC)||11 Mar 2017||LA|
|44, 0/17||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Colombo (CCC)||9 Mar 2017||LA|
|121*||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Dambulla||4 Mar 2017||LA|
|64, 1/23||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Dambulla||2 Mar 2017||LA|
|3, 40||Sinhalese||v Chilaw||Katunayake||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|0||Sinhalese||v Badureliya||Colombo (SSC)||28 Dec 2016||FC|
|94, 0/28||Sinhalese||v Bloomfield||Colombo (SSC)||21 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/21, 112*, 3/75, 54||Sinhalese||v Nondescripts||Colombo (SSC)||15 Dec 2016||FC|
|117, 1/49||Sinhalese||v Tamil Union||Colombo (PSS)||2 Dec 2016||FC|
|58||Sri Lanka A||v W. Indies A||Colombo (RPS)||30 Oct 2016||LA|
A poised, attacking left-handed opener groomed in part at Sinhalese Sports Club, Danushka Gunathilaka was plucked from the domestic system largely on potential, and drafted into Sri Lanka's A team for the tour of New Zealand in mid-2015. He impressed on that trip, hitting two smart fifties from four innings, to finish as the team's second-highest run-scorer.
Those performances earned him a national call-up for the home series against West Indies in November. Gunathilaka then earned a second trip to New Zealand - with the senior team this time - and despite modest returns from his first three ODI innings, he struck a rapid 65 in Nelson to win a Man-of-the-Match award.
Strong square of the wicket, particularly on the off side, Gunathilaka, who admires Kumar Sangakkara, is also a part-time medium pacer. He had played in Sri Lanka's Under-19 team in the 2009 Youth World Cup.
Andrew Fidel Fernando
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