Personal Information

Full Name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Born January 8, 1986 Kandy
Age 38 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium fast
Sport Cricket

Ranking

Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
1 0 2 - -

Career Information

Teams Played Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Mumbai Indians, Chattogram Challengers, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Sri Lanka Under-23, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Udarata Rulers, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Kandy, Galle, Lahore Qalandars, Kurunegala Warriors, Sri Lankan XI, Sri Lankans, Northern Warriors, Sri Lanka Cricket XI, Spartan Heroes
Career Span

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
Test
6 10 2 455 116 v ZIM 1 3 50 1 56.87 52.84 6 0
ODI
31 25 4 575 114* v SA 1 1 50 6 27.38 79.41 10 0
T20I
12 12 3 225 84* v AUS 0 2 19 6 25.00 126.40 5 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
Test
6 26 1 114 3 2/28 v ZIM 0 0 38.00 4.38 52.00
ODI
25 139 3 723 22 3/10 v ZIM 3 0 32.86 5.20 37.90
T20I
10 24.5 0 204 5 1/11 v AUS 0 0 40.80 8.21 29.80

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne Profile

The all-rounder from Kandy made quite an impact in his first two years of international cricket. Gunaratne first rose to the limelight with some consistent performances for his domestic side, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club in the premier league tournaments. He averaged more than 50 in three of the four years of the tournament between 2012 and 2016. He is not just an aggressive batsman with a wide variety of strokes in his armoury but also a canny medium pacer.


Asela was called up to the national side in 2016 after an injury to Angelo Mathews and he made the most of it by leaving an impact in all three formats of the game. He made a fifty on his Test debut, followed it up with a ton in the next game. In the ODI series that followed, he hit a magnificent century against South Africa, becoming the first Sri Lankan player to hit a ton at number 6. His claim to fame was the T20I series against Australia Down Under, where he hit 84 in 46 balls to seal the series in Sri Lanka's favour. A good international year resulted in a contract with Mumbai for the 10th edition of the Indian T20 League, although he didn't get a single game to play.