Personal Information

Full NameDowndegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
BornJanuary 8, 1986 Kandy
Age37 Years, 10 Months, 25 Days
National SideSri Lanka
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm medium fast



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedSri 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

6102455116 v ZIM1350156.8752.8460
31254575114* v SA1150627.3879.41100
1212322584* v AUS0219625.00126.4050

Bowling Performance

626111432/28 v ZIM0038.004.3852.00
251393723223/10 v ZIM3032.865.2037.90
1024.5020451/11 v AUS0040.808.2129.80

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.