Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 25 years 322 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Wayamba United

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

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
Tests 6 10 2 135 43* 16.87 254 53.14 0 0 14 0 1 0
ODIs 36 27 5 283 50* 12.86 411 68.85 0 1 24 3 14 0
T20Is 19 10 4 49 11* 8.16 53 92.45 0 0 6 0 5 0
First-class 47 66 23 997 92 23.18 1992 50.05 0 4 118 6 20 0
List A 83 43 12 383 50* 12.35 540 70.92 0 1 34 5 23 0
T20s 61 24 10 92 28 6.57 109 84.40 0 0 7 1 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 12 1385 819 33 6/115 8/44 24.81 3.54 41.9 0 4 0
ODIs 36 34 1773 1506 51 6/29 6/29 29.52 5.09 34.7 2 2 0
T20Is 19 19 412 526 16 2/9 2/9 32.87 7.66 25.7 0 0 0
First-class 47 79 7340 4349 154 7/139 8/44 28.24 3.55 47.6 5 7 0
List A 83 77 3664 2982 98 6/29 6/29 30.42 4.88 37.3 5 3 0
T20s 61 57 1234 1475 67 4/17 4/17 22.01 7.17 18.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/80, 0, 1/84 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
0, 1/44 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 31 Jul 2019 ODI # 4195
2/39 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 28 Jul 2019 ODI # 4194
9, 1/47 SL Pres. XI v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 23 Jul 2019 Other OD
3/51 Sri Lanka A v India A Hubli 15 Jun 2019 LA
- Sri Lanka A v India A Hubli 14 Jun 2019 LA
0/32 Sri Lanka A v India A Hubli 13 Jun 2019 LA
7*, 0/56 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 8 Jun 2019 LA
0/51 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 6 Jun 2019 LA
1/136, 16, 10 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 25 May 2019 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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Aug 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after dismissing Jeet Raval, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, August 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after dismissing Jeet Raval

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Aug 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya prised out New Zealand's top three in a couple of overs, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, August 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya prised out New Zealand's top three in a couple of overs

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Jul 28, 2019

Akila Dananjaya appeals for a wicket, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Colombo, July 28, 2019

Akila Dananjaya appeals for a wicket

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