Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 21 years 303 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, 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
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 20 29 16 296 52 22.76 609 48.60 0 2 36 1 7 0
List A 28 7 5 10 5* 5.00 24 41.66 0 0 1 0 7 0
Twenty20 25 8 5 3 2* 1.00 10 30.00 0 0 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 5 84 95 7 2/9 2/9 13.57 6.78 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 20 37 2633 1577 61 7/139 7/60 25.85 3.59 43.1 3 1 0
List A 28 25 991 707 20 4/31 4/31 35.35 4.28 49.5 2 0 0
Twenty20 25 21 438 457 27 3/18 3/18 16.92 6.26 16.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only ODI Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 20-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 21, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 9, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6*, 2/40, 6*, 0/5 SL-A Emerg v SA Emerging Pallekele 30 Jul 2015 Other
2* Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 9 Apr 2015 T20
2/35 Colts v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 8 Apr 2015 T20
- Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
1/19 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 5 Apr 2015 T20
0/11 Colts v Bloomfield Panagoda 4 Apr 2015 T20
2/23 Colts v SL Air SC Colombo (Colts) 2 Apr 2015 T20
- Colts v Moors Colombo (CCC) 1 Apr 2015 T20
1*, 1/6, 7, 1/34 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2015 FC
0/31, 16, 2/84, 2* Colts v Saracens Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Mar 2015 FC
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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Oct 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Twenty20 international, Pallekele, October 30, 2012

Akila Dananjaya applauds a fielder

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Oct 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates dismissing Marlon Samuels

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Oct 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice, Colombo, October 3, 2012

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice

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Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 11, 2013
India won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 9, 2013
India won by 81 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 7-8, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - Jul 5, 2013
India won by 102 runs (D/L method)
India v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Jul 2, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
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