Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 32 years 284 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 Insights on test 6 10 2 455 116 56.87 861 52.84 1 3 50 1 6 0
ODIs Insights on odi 29 23 4 558 114* 29.36 696 80.17 1 1 49 6 10 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 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 79 66 9 1477 114* 25.91 2085 70.83 1 5 146 13 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 6 6 156 114 3 2/28 2/28 38.00 4.38 52.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 29 23 780 678 22 3/10 3/10 30.81 5.21 35.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 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 79 59 1740 1298 48 5/12 5/12 27.04 4.47 36.2 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 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
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
20*, 0/20 Galle v Kandy Dambulla 25 Aug 2018 T20
0 Galle v Dambulla Colombo (RPS) 22 Aug 2018 T20
0/32, 18 Galle v Colombo Colombo (RPS) 21 Aug 2018 T20
4/30, 57 SL Emerging v SA Emerging Dambulla 11 Aug 2018 Other OD
35* SL Emerging v SA Emerging Dambulla 9 Aug 2018 Other OD
12 SL Board XI v Sth Africans Colombo (PSS) 26 Jul 2018 Other OD
0/27, 51, 6 SL Army v Col CC Colombo (Burgher) 1 Feb 2018 FC
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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Dec 24, 2017

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

Asela Gunaratne nails a swat

© BCCI

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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Jul 26, 2017

Asela Gunaratne injured his wrist while attempting a catch at second slip, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, July 26, 2017

Asela Gunaratne injured his wrist while attempting a catch at second slip

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