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Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 22 years 239 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 26 36 17 359 52 18.89 737 48.71 0 2 41 3 13 0
List A 34 10 6 45 24 11.25 70 64.28 0 0 3 1 7 0
Twenty20 32 10 6 31 28 7.75 37 83.78 0 0 1 1 8 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 26 47 3379 2034 75 7/139 7/60 27.12 3.61 45.0 3 1 0
List A 34 30 1279 881 25 4/31 4/31 35.24 4.13 51.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 32 28 582 654 32 3/18 3/18 20.43 6.74 18.1 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 Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Feb 18-21, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 30, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandy Crusaders v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/32, 0, 2/80, 2 Colts v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 18 Feb 2016 FC
3/35 Crusaders v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
0/22 Colts v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 21 Jan 2016 T20
0*, 0/26 Colts v Badureliya Colombo (NCC) 20 Jan 2016 T20
12, 1/45, 1, 2/71 Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 15 Jan 2016 FC
1/26 Colts v SL Army Colombo (NCC) 12 Jan 2016 T20
1/80, 46, 1/39 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 8 Jan 2016 FC
1/38 Colts v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 6 Jan 2016 T20
0/28 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 5 Jan 2016 T20
0*, 0/18, 2/37 Colts v Badureliya Kaluthara 2 Jan 2016 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

© AFP

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

© ICC/Getty

Oct 3, 2012

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

Akila Dananjaya bowls during practice

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's
Jun 9-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka in Ireland (venue TBA)
Jun 16, 2016 (09:45 GMT | 12:40 EDT | 11:40 CDT | 09:40 PDT)
2nd ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka in Ireland (venue TBA)
Jun 18, 2016 (09:45 GMT | 12:40 EDT | 11:40 CDT | 09:40 PDT)
1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham
Jun 21, 2016 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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