Picture of Akila Dananjaya

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, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Uthura Yellows, Sri Lanka Under-23, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players, Yaal Blazers, Galle, Kandy Crusaders, Kegalle District, Sri Lanka Development Emerging Team
Roles played:
Home country:
Sri Lanka
October 04, 1993, Panadura


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.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 11 9 103 2 14.71 57.86 0 1 50*
T20 6 1 0 1 - 0.00 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 11 10 570 484 16 6/54 / 30.25 5.09 1 1 0 6
T20 6 6 108 123 7 2/9 / 17.57 6.83 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 3 0 1
T20 1 0 0


Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Oct 20, 2017
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 27, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Sep 06, 2017