Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 25 years 230 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 34 26 5 283 50* 13.47 410 69.02 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 45 63 23 971 92 24.27 1937 50.12 0 4 114 5 20 0
List A 76 41 11 376 50* 12.53 534 70.41 0 1 33 5 22 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 5 10 1013 655 27 6/115 8/44 24.25 3.87 37.5 0 3 0
ODIs 34 32 1653 1423 48 6/29 6/29 29.64 5.16 34.4 2 2 0
T20Is 19 19 412 526 16 2/9 2/9 32.87 7.66 25.7 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 76 71 3370 2709 92 6/29 6/29 29.44 4.82 36.6 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 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 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 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 Galle v Colombo at Dambulla, Apr 11, 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
0/63 Colombo v Galle Dambulla 11 Apr 2019 LA
5/53 Colombo v Galle Pallekele 8 Apr 2019 LA
0, 1/37 Colombo v Dambulla Dambulla 4 Apr 2019 LA
0/42, 9 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Mar 2019 T20I # 763
1/31, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 22 Mar 2019 T20I # 758
8*, 1/28 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2019 T20I # 755
3, 0/38 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 16 Mar 2019 ODI # 4115
0/56 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
1/38, 4 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
0, 1/52 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 3 Mar 2019 ODI # 4104
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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Mar 3, 2019

Kagiso Rabada breaks the stumps to find Akila Dananjaya short, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg, March 3, 2019

Kagiso Rabada breaks the stumps to find Akila Dananjaya short

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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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