Full Name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Born January 8, 1986
Kandy
Age 32 Years, 9 Months, 9 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium fast
Batting Rank Test - 96, ODI - NA, T20I - 83
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - 96, T20I - NA
Teams Played Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Mumbai Indians, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Udarata Rulers, Dhaka Dynamites, Kurunegala Warriors, Sri Lankan XI, Sri Lankans
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 0, T20I - 2,
Career Span [Test, 2016 - 2017], [ODI, 2016 - 2018], [T20I, 2016 - 2017],

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.

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Asela Gunaratne Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 6 10 2 455 116 v ZIM 1 3 50 1 56.87 52.84 6 0
ODI 29 23 4 558 114* v SA 1 1 49 6 29.36 80.17 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 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 6 26 1 114 3 2/28 v ZIM 0 0 38.00 4.38 52.00
ODI 23 130 3 678 22 3/10 v ZIM 3 0 30.81 5.21 35.45
T20I 10 24.5 0 204 5 1/11 v AUS 0 0 40.80 8.21 29.80

Asela 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.

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