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Akila Dananjaya

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Sri Lanka A, Chennai, Wayamba United, Uthura Yellows, Sri Lanka Under-23
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
October 04, 1993, Panadura

Profile

When 18-year old Akila Dananjaya was picked in the Sri Lankan T20I squad for the 2012 World Twenty20, he had not played a single professional match in his career.

A right-arm off break bowler, Dananjaya impressed Wayamba captain Mahela Jayawardena in the nets during the Sri Lanka Premier League with his variety of legbreak, googly, carrom ball, doosra and a stock off spinner. So good was his control, that Mahela quickly vouched for his inclusion in the national side. He was then included in the final squad of 15 for the WT20. Dananjaya made his international debut in a T20I against New Zealand, picking up two wickets in the spell. Consequently, he made his ODI debut against the same opposition. In 2013, he was picked by the IPL franchise Chennai for the tournament's sixth season.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20 5 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
T20 5 5 84 95 7 2/9 / 13.57 6.78 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2012-2012
 
T20:
2012-2013
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 27, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
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