Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 31 years 108 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Rahula College

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 1 330 116 47.14 600 55.00 1 2 41 1 5 0
ODIs 13 11 2 319 114* 35.44 364 87.63 1 0 31 4 5 0
T20Is 9 9 3 185 84* 30.83 136 136.02 0 2 16 6 5 0
First-class 76 130 14 5076 200* 43.75 8834 57.45 12 24 569 40 95 0
List A 63 54 7 1238 114* 26.34 1753 70.62 1 4 128 11 27 0
Twenty20 32 31 5 601 87* 23.11 486 123.66 0 5 46 22 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 5 114 86 1 1/16 1/16 86.00 4.52 114.0 0 0 0
ODIs 13 10 366 292 10 3/10 3/10 29.20 4.78 36.6 0 0 0
T20Is 9 9 143 183 5 1/11 1/11 36.60 7.67 28.6 0 0 0
First-class 76 78 2848 1558 45 3/27 5/57 34.62 3.28 63.2 0 0 0
List A 63 46 1326 912 36 5/12 5/12 25.33 4.12 36.8 0 1 0
Twenty20 32 31 490 615 25 5/10 5/10 24.60 7.53 19.6 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Panagoda, Dec 12-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 10, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/15, 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 6 Apr 2017 T20I # 607
1/24, 17 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 4 Apr 2017 T20I # 606
34, 0/16 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858
39 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856
1/40, 24 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 25 Mar 2017 ODI # 3855
13, 0/38, 7, 0/4 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2017 Test # 2254
85, 0, 1/16 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Galle 7 Mar 2017 Test # 2252
0/12, 4 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
1/26, 84* Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
1/11, 52 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
Profile

A batting allrounder with powerful shots square of the wicket, Asela Gunaratne put together several impressive seasons for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club before eventually being considered for higher honours in 2016. Though not an immediately eye-catching player, it was his consistency that impressed: batting in the middle order, Gunaratne averaged more than 50 in three of the four Premier League Tournaments between 2012 and 2016. A wide range of strokes, including his favoured reverse sweep, had also helped his case.

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Apr 6, 2017

Asela Gunaratne holds on to a catch off his own bowling to remove Soumya Sarkar, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Colombo, April 6, 2017

Asela Gunaratne holds on to a catch off his own bowling to remove Soumya Sarkar

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Apr 4, 2017

Asela Gunaratne wears a grin after landing awkwardly, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo, April 4, 2017

Asela Gunaratne wears a grin after landing awkwardly

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Apr 4, 2017

Asela Gunaratne receives a high-five from Kusal Perera on dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo, April 4, 2017

Asela Gunaratne receives a high-five on dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group B: Sri Lanka v South Africa at The Oval
Jun 3, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: India v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 8, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cardiff
Jun 12, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ Women v SL Women at Bristol
Jun 24, 2017
Aus Women v SL Women at Bristol
Jun 29, 2017
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