Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 25 years 44 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 4 7 1 96 43* 16.00 179 53.63 0 0 11 0 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 30 23 5 276 50* 15.33 390 70.76 0 1 24 3 13 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 7 3 31 11* 7.75 36 86.11 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 40 56 20 848 92 23.55 1685 50.32 0 4 104 4 18 0
List A 69 37 11 369 50* 14.19 513 71.92 0 1 33 5 20 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 4 8 779 460 19 5/24 8/44 24.21 3.54 41.0 0 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 30 28 1442 1239 46 6/29 6/29 26.93 5.15 31.3 2 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 40 68 5675 3342 123 7/139 8/44 27.17 3.53 46.1 4 4 0
List A 69 64 2997 2372 84 6/29 6/29 28.23 4.74 35.6 5 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 England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 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 England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 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
1/96, 0, 1/87, 8 Sri Lanka v England Galle 6 Nov 2018 Test # 2324 Insights on
18*, 4/19 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 23 Oct 2018 ODI # 4058 Insights on
32*, 2/27 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 20 Oct 2018 ODI # 4055 Insights on
7, 1/33 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 17 Oct 2018 ODI # 4054 Insights on
1/64 Sri Lanka v England Dambulla 13 Oct 2018 ODI # 4053 Insights on
1/30 Sri Lanka v England Dambulla 10 Oct 2018 ODI # 4052 Insights on
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
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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Nov 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya claimed a six-for, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day, November 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya claimed a six-for

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Nov 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya made key breakthroughs, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day, November 16, 2018

Akila Dananjaya made key breakthroughs

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Oct 23, 2018

Ben Stokes' resistance was ended by Akila Dananjaya, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, October 23, 2018

Ben Stokes' resistance was ended by Akila Dananjaya

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