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Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 21 years 20 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 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 15 21 11 234 52 23.40 457 51.20 0 2 30 1 4 0
List A 22 5 3 5 5* 2.50 21 23.80 0 0 0 0 5 0
Twenty20 18 7 4 1 1* 0.33 4 25.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 5 84 95 7 2/9 2/9 13.57 6.78 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 15 28 1901 1196 47 7/139 7/60 25.44 3.77 40.4 3 1 0
List A 22 19 727 512 19 4/31 4/31 26.94 4.22 38.2 2 0 0
Twenty20 18 17 354 369 22 3/18 3/18 16.77 6.25 16.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only ODI Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013 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 Panadura Sports Club at Katunayake, Mar 21-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 21, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yaal Blazers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/35 Yaal Blazers v Express Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
0/24, 12*, 0/20 Colts v Panadura Katunayake 21 Mar 2014 FC
3/74, 2, 1/65, 8* Colts v Bloomfield Katunayake 14 Mar 2014 FC
0/2, 18*, 0/43 Colts v Chilaw Panagoda 7 Mar 2014 FC
3/20, 2, 3/41, 8* Colts v Badureliya Colombo (Colts) 28 Feb 2014 FC
2/17, 0 Colts v Hong Kong Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2014 T20
0, 0/15 Colts v SL Air SC Katunayake 21 Feb 2014 FC
4/7, 7, 3/53, 52 Colts v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 14 Feb 2014 FC
2/85, 10*, 0/59 SL-A Emerg v Eng Lions Colombo (Colts) 6 Feb 2014 FC
1/79, 52, 2/46 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
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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Oct 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Twenty20 international, Pallekele, October 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder

© AFP

Oct 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels

© ICC/Getty

Oct 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice, Colombo, October 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice

© AFP

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS) - Nov 25-29, 2012
New Zealand won by 167 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle - Nov 17-19, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
No result
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele - Nov 6, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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