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Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 24 years 353 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

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 Insights on test 3 5 1 88 43* 22.00 158 55.69 0 0 11 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 25 20 3 219 50* 12.88 349 62.75 0 1 20 1 11 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 7 3 31 11* 7.75 36 86.11 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 39 54 20 840 92 24.70 1664 50.48 0 4 104 4 18 0
List A 64 34 9 312 50* 12.48 472 66.10 0 1 29 3 18 0
T20s Insights on t20 55 19 9 73 28 7.30 89 82.02 0 0 4 1 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 6 546 277 17 5/24 8/44 16.29 3.04 32.1 0 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 25 23 1249 1066 37 6/29 6/29 28.81 5.12 33.7 1 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 16 340 425 14 2/9 2/9 30.35 7.50 24.2 0 0 0
First-class 39 66 5442 3159 121 7/139 8/44 26.10 3.48 44.9 4 4 0
List A 64 59 2804 2199 75 6/29 6/29 29.32 4.70 37.3 4 2 0
T20s Insights on t20 55 51 1090 1312 56 3/13 3/13 23.42 7.22 19.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Sep 17, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 14, 2018 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 South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Sep 17, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Colombo v Dambulla at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/39, 2 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 17 Sep 2018 ODI # 4038 Insights on
2/37 Colombo v Dambulla Colombo (RPS) 2 Sep 2018 T20
0, 0/33 Colombo v Kandy Pallekele 29 Aug 2018 T20
3/28 Colombo v Galle Dambulla 26 Aug 2018 T20
3/28 Colombo v Dambulla Dambulla 25 Aug 2018 T20
0/41 Colombo v Kandy Colombo (RPS) 22 Aug 2018 T20
3/13 Colombo v Galle Colombo (RPS) 21 Aug 2018 T20
2/15, 2 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 14 Aug 2018 T20I # 695
5, 6/29 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 12 Aug 2018 ODI # 4031 Insights on
1*, 1/30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 8 Aug 2018 ODI # 4030 Insights on
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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Sep 17, 2018

Akila Dananjaya appeals, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Group B, Asia Cup, September 17, 2018

Akila Dananjaya appeals

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Aug 14, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates Reeza Hendricks' wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20I, Colombo, August 14, 2018

Akila Dananjaya celebrates Reeza Hendricks' wicket

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Aug 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya lets out a roar, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 12, 2018

Akila Dananjaya lets out a roar

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