Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 26 years 115 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 22 12 4 49 11* 6.12 57 85.96 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 87 44 12 384 50* 12.00 545 70.45 0 1 34 5 25 0
T20s 71 29 11 107 28 5.94 136 78.67 0 0 8 1 20 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 22 22 478 620 22 3/36 3/36 28.18 7.78 21.7 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 87 81 3886 3134 104 6/29 6/29 30.13 4.83 37.3 5 3 0
T20s 71 67 1456 1721 85 4/17 4/17 20.24 7.09 17.1 2 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 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 Colts Cricket Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 19, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Katunayake, Jan 17, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/39 Colts v Ragama Katunayake 17 Jan 2020 T20
1*, 1/25 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Burgher) 15 Jan 2020 T20
3/11, 6 Colts v Moors Colombo (CCC) 12 Jan 2020 T20
1/23 Colts v Bloomfield Katunayake 10 Jan 2020 T20
1/10 Colts v Unichela SC Colombo (PSS) 8 Jan 2020 T20
8, 1/16 Colts v Badureliya Moratuwa 6 Jan 2020 T20
4/28 Colts v Panadura Colombo (NCC) 4 Jan 2020 T20
0/20 Colts v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 19 Dec 2019 LA
2/56, 1 Colts v Panadura Panadura 17 Dec 2019 LA
2/45 Colts v Bloomfield Colombo (Colts) 15 Dec 2019 LA
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 6, 2019

Akila Dananjaya is thrilled after taking a wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2019

Akila Dananjaya is thrilled after taking a wicket

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Sep 3, 2019

Akila Dananjaya struck struck twice in his second over, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Pallekele, September 3, 2019

Akila Dananjaya struck struck twice in his second over

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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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