Matches (10)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ZIM v WI (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
ILT20 (2)
SA Tri-Series (1)

Full Name

Gerald Ian Daniel


August 17, 1981, Colombo


41y 167d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Ian Daniel was earmarked as an international cricketer early, working his way steadily up through the representative ranks from the Sri Lanka Under-15 team. A technically sound opening batsman with a calm temperament, Daniel starred for the Under-19 team in particular, leading Sri Lanka's batting in the 2000 Youth World Cup staged in Sri Lanka. However, his progression into the first-class arena for the Sinhalese Sports Club was not smooth and a modest 31.17 average failed to attract the attention of the national selectors. The death of his father also appeared to hold back his development. A move to Bloomfield turned around his career, though, and in 2003 he fought his way into the A team. A prolific tour to New Zealand in 2004 - 322 runs at 53.66 - pushed him into the Test squad for the first time when Sri Lanka toured Zimbabwe in 2004.
Charlie Austin (April 2004)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A1081071031129932.08025331
List A10838930082/132/1337.504.6248.6000
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