Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 34 years 139 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chattogram Challengers, 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 6 10 2 455 116 56.87 861 52.84 1 3 50 1 6 0
ODIs 31 25 4 575 114* 27.38 724 79.41 1 1 50 6 10 0
T20Is 12 12 3 225 84* 25.00 178 126.40 0 2 19 6 5 0
First-class 87 148 15 5849 200* 43.97 10127 57.75 13 30 654 47 98 0
List A 101 86 10 2150 114* 28.28 2808 76.56 1 10 209 21 44 0
T20s 52 50 8 941 87* 22.40 798 117.91 0 6 69 32 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 6 156 114 3 2/28 2/28 38.00 4.38 52.0 0 0 0
ODIs 31 25 834 723 22 3/10 3/10 32.86 5.20 37.9 0 0 0
T20Is 12 10 149 204 5 1/11 1/11 40.80 8.21 29.8 0 0 0
First-class 87 89 3481 1895 58 5/63 6/93 32.67 3.26 60.0 0 1 0
List A 101 76 2353 1827 69 5/12 5/12 26.47 4.65 34.1 1 1 0
T20s 52 44 624 818 28 5/10 5/10 29.21 7.86 22.2 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 26-29, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 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 Army Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Panagoda, Mar 13-15, 2020 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 Board President's XI v West Indians at Katunayake, Feb 20, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Chattogram Challengers v Rajshahi Royals at Dhaka, Jan 15, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
37, 1/51, 70 SL Army v Col CC Panagoda 13 Mar 2020 FC
4, 1/30, 5/63 SL Army v Moors Panagoda 6 Mar 2020 FC
0/6, 21, 0/10, 26 SL Army v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 28 Feb 2020 FC
47, 0/41 SLC-BP-XI v West Indians Katunayake 20 Feb 2020 LA
0/18, 64 SLC XI v West Indians Colombo (PSS) 17 Feb 2020 Other OD
18, 1/38, 12 SL Army v Negombo Colombo (Moors) 14 Feb 2020 FC
87, 20 SL Army v Colts Colombo (Colts) 7 Feb 2020 FC
82 SL Army v Burgher SLAOCIC Stadium 31 Jan 2020 FC
31, 0/8 Challengers v Royals Dhaka 15 Jan 2020 T20
- Challengers v Platoon Dhaka 13 Jan 2020 T20
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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Jan 5, 2019

Tim Seifert catches Asela Gunaratne short of his crease, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Tim Seifert catches Asela Gunaratne short of his crease

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Dec 24, 2017

Asela Gunaratne nails a swat, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Mumbai, December 24, 2017

Asela Gunaratne nails a swat

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Dec 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne hits down the ground, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali, December 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne hits down the ground

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