Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 25 years 141 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 5 9 2 135 43* 19.28 246 54.87 0 0 14 0 1 0
ODIs 30 23 5 276 50* 15.33 390 70.76 0 1 24 3 13 0
T20Is 16 7 3 31 11* 7.75 36 86.11 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 45 63 23 971 92 24.27 1937 50.12 0 4 114 5 20 0
List A 69 37 11 369 50* 14.19 513 71.92 0 1 33 5 20 0
T20s 58 21 9 74 28 6.16 92 80.43 0 0 4 1 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1013 655 27 6/115 8/44 24.25 3.87 37.5 0 3 0
ODIs 30 28 1442 1239 46 6/29 6/29 26.93 5.15 31.3 2 2 0
T20Is 16 16 340 425 14 2/9 2/9 30.35 7.50 24.2 0 0 0
First-class 45 76 6794 4049 147 7/139 8/44 27.54 3.57 46.2 5 6 0
List A 69 64 2997 2372 84 6/29 6/29 28.23 4.74 35.6 5 2 0
T20s 58 54 1162 1374 65 4/17 4/17 21.13 7.09 17.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Nov 14-18, 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 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Jan 17-20, 2019 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 Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Feb 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/27, 0 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (Bloomfield) 18 Feb 2019 T20
1, 4/17 Colts v Negombo Colombo (Police) 16 Feb 2019 T20
2/18 Colts v Police SC Colombo (Moors) 15 Feb 2019 T20
5/72, 37, 2/103 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (CCC) 17 Jan 2019 FC
15, 4/104 Colts v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 11 Jan 2019 FC
23*, 1/97, 6* Colts v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 7 Dec 2018 FC
1/78, 3, 3/58 Colts v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 30 Nov 2018 FC
2/80, 31, 6/115, 8* Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326
1/96, 0, 1/87, 8 Sri Lanka v England Galle 6 Nov 2018 Test # 2324
18*, 4/19 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 23 Oct 2018 ODI # 4058
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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