Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 33 years 13 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Mumbai Indians, 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 6 10 2 455 116 56.87 861 52.84 1 3 50 1 6 0
ODIs 31 25 4 575 114* 27.38 724 79.41 1 1 50 6 10 0
T20Is 12 12 3 225 84* 25.00 178 126.40 0 2 19 6 5 0
First-class 79 134 15 5258 200* 44.18 9173 57.32 12 26 585 41 96 0
List A 85 72 10 1624 114* 26.19 2259 71.89 1 6 159 13 34 0
T20s 41 40 7 738 87* 22.36 627 117.70 0 5 53 25 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 6 156 114 3 2/28 2/28 38.00 4.38 52.0 0 0 0
ODIs 31 25 834 723 22 3/10 3/10 32.86 5.20 37.9 0 0 0
T20Is 12 10 149 204 5 1/11 1/11 40.80 8.21 29.8 0 0 0
First-class 79 80 2926 1613 47 3/27 5/57 34.31 3.30 62.2 0 0 0
List A 85 65 1947 1473 51 5/12 5/12 28.88 4.53 38.1 0 1 0
T20s 41 36 550 722 25 5/10 5/10 28.88 7.87 22.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 26-29, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 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 Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 1-3, 2018 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Galle v Kandy at Pallekele, Aug 30, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/40, 6 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2019 ODI # 4075
0/5, 11 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 3 Jan 2019 ODI # 4074
7, 3/38 SL Emerg v IND Emerg Colombo (RPS) 15 Dec 2018 LA
0/37, 24 SL Emerg v BDESH Emerg Colombo (RPS) 13 Dec 2018 LA
67*, 0/27 SL Emerg v IND Emerg Colombo (RPS) 10 Dec 2018 LA
0/28, 32 SL Emerg v AFG Emerg Colombo (CCC) 8 Dec 2018 LA
3, 0/33 SL Emerg v OMAN Emerg Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2018 Other OD
46*, 0/12 Galle v Kandy Pallekele 30 Aug 2018 T20
13, 0/22 Galle v Dambulla Pallekele 29 Aug 2018 T20
0 Galle v Colombo Dambulla 26 Aug 2018 T20
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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Jan 5, 2019

Tim Seifert catches Asela Gunaratne short of his crease, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Tim Seifert catches Asela Gunaratne short of his crease

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Dec 24, 2017

Asela Gunaratne nails a swat, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Mumbai, December 24, 2017

Asela Gunaratne nails a swat

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Dec 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne hits down the ground, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali, December 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne hits down the ground

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