Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 33 years 282 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 81 138 15 5472 200* 44.48 9387 58.29 13 27 616 45 96 0
List A 94 79 10 1915 114* 27.75 2541 75.36 1 9 184 20 39 0
T20s 49 48 8 910 87* 22.75 772 117.87 0 6 68 30 22 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 81 83 3106 1697 50 3/27 5/57 33.94 3.27 62.1 0 0 0
List A 94 71 2192 1711 64 5/12 5/12 26.73 4.68 34.2 1 1 0
T20s 49 42 610 796 28 5/10 5/10 28.42 7.82 21.7 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 Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Feb 7-10, 2019 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 Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity at Fatullah, Mar 29, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans at Karachi, Mar 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Sheikh Jamal v Khelaghar Fatullah 29 Mar 2019 LA
79, 2/50 Sheikh Jamal v Gazi Group Fatullah 25 Mar 2019 LA
2/52, 20 Sheikh Jamal v Mohammedan Savar (3) 22 Mar 2019 LA
12, 0/8 Qalandars v Sultans Karachi 11 Mar 2019 T20
55, 1/33 SL Army v Ragama Panagoda 8 Mar 2019 LA
44, 1/14 SL Army v Kandy CCC Panagoda 6 Mar 2019 LA
59, 3/38 SL Army v SL Air SC Panagoda 4 Mar 2019 LA
17, 1/24 SL Army v Moors Colombo (PSS) 25 Feb 2019 T20
40, 0/9 SL Army v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 23 Feb 2019 T20
1/9, 21 SL Army v Ragama Katunayake 21 Feb 2019 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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