Player Profile

Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
Sri Lanka
Born March 17, 1991 ( 28 Yrs )
Birth Place Panadura
Height
Known As
Player Role Batting Allrounder
Player Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm offbreak

Career Information - Teams

Sri Lanka, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Ruhuna Reds, Southern Express, Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI, Sri Lanka A, Sylhet Sixers, Kandy, Dambulla


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

An attacking left handed opening batsman and an occasional medium pacer, Danushka Gunathilaka is currently being seen as an option at the top of the order. His major claim to fame was the 'A' series to New Zealand he was a part of in the 2015 season. With impressive scores, the selectors rewarded him with a place in the national squad against the West Indies later in the year. He owed his debut to Kusal Perera getting the axe due to the drug problem. Injuries though plagued him just when he was about to seal his spot missing out on tours in the following year.

His claim to fame moment came in the Champions Trophy of 2017. Left out of the initial squad and brought in only as a desperate replacement, he impressed in the very first outing. Opening the batting only a day after he arrived in England, against the per-tournament favourites India, chasing a record total of 322, in a must-win game, he smashed the bowlers all around to set the foundation with a 72-ball 76 in helping his side walk over the total.

He started off playing at the under-19s level in the 2010 U-19 World Cup and followed it up with a few solid years in the domestic circuit for Colombo Cricket Club. With a particularly aggressive approach to the game with shots all around the park, he remains a vital option at the top of the order, especially with the team in the rebuilding phase.


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Career

TEST debut vs India at Galle International Stadium, Jul 26, 2017
Last TEST vs New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Dec 26, 2018
ODI debut vs West Indies at R.Premadasa Stadium, Nov 01, 2015
Last ODI vs Pakistan at National Stadium, Oct 02, 2019
T20 debut vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Jan 07, 2016
Last T20 vs Australia at The Gabba, Oct 30, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 38 37 1 1249 133 34.69 1454 85.9 2 0 8 128 16
T20 21 21 0 452 57 21.52 365 123.84 0 0 2 49 12
Test 8 16 0 299 61 18.69 597 50.08 0 0 2 32 3
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 38 18 306 296 6 48/3 48/3 5.8 49.33 51 0 0
T20 21 9 94 128 5 3/2 3/2 8.17 25.6 18.8 0 0
Test 8 6 198 111 1 16/1 57/1 3.36 111 198 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0