Akila Dananjaya      

Full name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera

Born October 4, 1993, Panadura

Current age 27 years 60 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Galle Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Wayamba United

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

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
Tests 6 10 2 135 43* 16.87 254 53.14 0 0 14 0 1 0
ODIs 36 27 5 283 50* 12.86 411 68.85 0 1 24 3 14 0
T20Is 22 12 4 49 11* 6.12 57 85.96 0 0 6 0 5 0
First-class 52 73 26 1124 92 23.91 2194 51.23 0 5 131 8 20 0
List A 90 44 12 384 50* 12.00 545 70.45 0 1 34 5 25 0
T20s 73 30 12 109 28 6.05 139 78.41 0 0 8 1 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 12 1385 819 33 6/115 8/44 24.81 3.54 41.9 0 4 0
ODIs 36 34 1773 1506 51 6/29 6/29 29.52 5.09 34.7 2 2 0
T20Is 22 22 478 620 22 3/36 3/36 28.18 7.78 21.7 0 0 0
First-class 52 87 8030 4784 171 7/139 8/44 27.97 3.57 46.9 7 7 0
List A 90 84 3980 3215 110 6/29 6/29 29.22 4.84 36.1 5 3 0
T20s 73 69 1501 1797 86 4/17 4/17 20.89 7.18 17.4 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 27, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 1-3, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Aug 25-27, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota, Nov 12, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 19, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Uthura Rudras v Wayamba United at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Galle Gladiators v Kandy Tuskers at Hambantota, Nov 30, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/43 Gladiators v Tuskers Hambantota 30 Nov 2020 T20
2*, 0/33 Gladiators v Stallions Hambantota 27 Nov 2020 T20
1/97, 22, 7* Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (CCC) 25 Aug 2020 FC
51*, 2/72 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 20 Aug 2020 FC
4/24, 8, 4/44, 13 Colts v Ragama Colombo (CCC) 15 Aug 2020 FC
1/21, 2/19 Colts v Saracens Colombo (PSS) 10 Aug 2020 FC
2/87, 26, 1/71, 0* Colts v Negombo Colombo (Colts) 13 Mar 2020 FC
1/39 Colts v Ragama Katunayake 17 Jan 2020 T20
1*, 1/25 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Burgher) 15 Jan 2020 T20
3/11, 6 Colts v Moors Colombo (CCC) 12 Jan 2020 T20
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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Sep 6, 2019

Akila Dananjaya is thrilled after taking a wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2019

Akila Dananjaya is thrilled after taking a wicket

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Sep 3, 2019

Akila Dananjaya struck struck twice in his second over, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Pallekele, September 3, 2019

Akila Dananjaya struck struck twice in his second over

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Aug 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after dismissing Jeet Raval, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, August 14, 2019

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after dismissing Jeet Raval

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