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Danushka Gunathilaka      

Full name Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka

Born March 17, 1991, Panadura

Current age 26 years 98 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Nickname Dana

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Mahanama College, Colombo

Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 21 20 0 509 76 25.45 563 90.40 0 4 51 11 9 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 5 0 91 46 18.20 76 119.73 0 0 8 3 2 0
First-class 42 68 2 2097 152 31.77 3108 67.47 3 11 265 41 55 0
List A 92 88 12 2741 121* 36.06 3352 81.77 4 21 262 63 49 0
T20s Insights on t20 46 44 5 992 102* 25.43 771 128.66 1 6 84 43 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 21 8 222 207 5 3/48 3/48 41.40 5.59 44.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 42 50 3393 1810 61 6/70 9/118 29.67 3.20 55.6 3 1 0
List A 92 38 1336 1039 35 5/28 5/28 29.68 4.66 38.1 1 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 46 20 287 386 15 2/15 2/15 25.73 8.06 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 1, 2015 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 7, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colombo Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 25-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Katunayake, Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira North v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 21, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13, 0/2 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
0/41, 76 Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
34 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858 Insights on
9 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856 Insights on
0/22, 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 25 Mar 2017 ODI # 3855 Insights on
51, 2/25 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Colombo (CCC) 11 Mar 2017 LA
44, 0/17 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Colombo (CCC) 9 Mar 2017 LA
121* Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 4 Mar 2017 LA
64, 1/23 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 2 Mar 2017 LA
3, 40 Sinhalese v Chilaw Katunayake 6 Jan 2017 FC
Profile

A poised, attacking left-handed opener groomed in part at Sinhalese Sports Club, Danushka Gunathilaka was plucked from the domestic system largely on potential, and drafted into Sri Lanka's A team for the tour of New Zealand in mid-2015. He impressed on that trip, hitting two smart fifties from four innings, to finish as the team's second-highest run-scorer.
Those performances earned him a national call-up for the home series against West Indies in November. Gunathilaka then earned a second trip to New Zealand - with the senior team this time - and despite modest returns from his first three ODI innings, he struck a rapid 65 in Nelson to win a Man-of-the-Match award.
Strong square of the wicket, particularly on the off side, Gunathilaka, who admires Kumar Sangakkara, is also a part-time medium pacer. He had played in Sri Lanka's Under-19 team in the 2009 Youth World Cup.
Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Jun 12, 2017

Danushka Gunathilaka holds his shape as he works one into the leg side, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017, Group B, Cardiff, London, June 12, 2017

Danushka Gunathilaka holds his shape as he works one into the leg side

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Jun 8, 2017

Danushka Gunathilaka raced off to 76 as Sri Lanka chased a record 322

Danushka Gunathilaka raced off to 76 as Sri Lanka chased a record 322

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Jun 8, 2017

Danushka Gunathilaka was caught short of his ground by a throw from deep square leg, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017

Danushka Gunathilaka was caught short of his ground by a throw from deep square leg

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Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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