Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 25 years 265 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

Nickname Dana

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Mahanama College, Colombo

Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 16 15 0 377 65 25.13 419 89.97 0 3 38 8 7 0
T20Is 5 5 0 91 46 18.20 76 119.73 0 0 8 3 2 0
First-class 38 62 1 1794 152 29.40 2723 65.88 2 9 224 37 48 0
List A 83 79 11 2329 106* 34.25 2954 78.84 3 18 221 51 47 0
Twenty20 46 44 5 992 102* 25.43 771 128.66 1 6 84 43 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 16 5 150 142 5 3/48 3/48 28.40 5.68 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 5 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 38 47 3249 1686 58 6/70 9/118 29.06 3.11 56.0 3 1 0
List A 83 32 1186 909 32 5/28 5/28 28.40 4.59 37.0 1 1 0
Twenty20 46 20 287 386 15 2/15 2/15 25.73 8.06 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
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
ODI statistics
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
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colombo Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 25-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 2-4, 2016 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 West Indies A at Colombo (RPS), Oct 30, 2016 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
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
1/63, 1 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Kurunegala 27 Oct 2016 LA
20 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Dambulla 24 Oct 2016 LA
39 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 4 Sep 2016 ODI # 3776
5 Sri Lanka v Australia Dambulla 28 Aug 2016 ODI # 3772
2 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3769
26, 0/9 Sri Lanka v England Southampton 5 Jul 2016 T20I # 561
3/48, 48 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
62, 1/30 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
Profile

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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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled around his legs, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled around his legs

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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka dives to make his ground, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka dives to make his ground

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Sep 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka steers one to third man, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka steers one to third man

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Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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