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Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 25 years 75 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 medium

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 6 5 0 117 65 23.40 135 86.66 0 1 14 4 1 0
T20Is 4 4 0 65 46 16.25 60 108.33 0 0 4 3 2 0
First-class 37 61 1 1677 152 27.95 2578 65.05 1 9 209 36 48 0
List A 70 66 11 1990 106* 36.18 2592 76.77 3 15 186 46 40 0
Twenty20 45 43 5 966 102* 25.42 755 127.94 1 6 80 43 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 37 46 3159 1637 57 6/70 9/118 28.71 3.10 55.4 3 1 0
List A 70 26 976 704 26 5/28 5/28 27.07 4.32 37.5 1 1 0
Twenty20 45 19 281 377 15 2/15 2/15 25.13 8.04 18.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 1, 2015 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 7, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Feb 12, 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 Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 21, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/89, 97, 2/24 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 3 Mar 2016 FC
35, 2/77, 43, 2/72 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2016 FC
75, 3/61, 3/116, 26 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (Bloomfield) 18 Feb 2016 FC
2 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 12 Feb 2016 T20I # 497
9 Sri Lanka v India Pune 9 Feb 2016 T20I # 496
25 Crusaders v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
14 Crusaders v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
2 Crusaders v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
21 Crusaders v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
25 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
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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Jan 10, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled for 8, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Auckland, January 10, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka was bowled for 8

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Jan 7, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka plays one through the leg side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I,  Mount Maunganui, January 7, 2016

Danushka Gunathilaka plays one through the leg side

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Dec 31, 2015

Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates after dismissing Danushka Gunathilaka, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, December 31, 2015

Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates after dismissing Danushka Gunathilaka

© Associated Press

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 18, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
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