Danushka Gunathilaka

Name
Danushka Gunathilaka
Nationality
sriSri Lanka
Position
Allrounder
Current Team
Sri Lanka
Leagues
ICC Cricket World Cup
Born
March 17, 1991
Age
32

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Dhanushka Gunathilaka Profile

Danushka Gunathilaka, often hailed as one of Sri Lanka’s most promising cricketers, has made significant strides in international cricket. Born on March 17, 1991, in Panadura, Gunathilaka’s cricketing journey is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport. As an aggressive left-handed opener, he has provided Sri Lanka with some blistering starts, making him a crucial asset in limited-overs formats. His all-round capabilities, including his handy off-spin, add depth to the Sri Lankan side. Over the years, Gunathilaka has showcased his talent in various leagues and domestic tournaments, proving his mettle and versatility. His performances have not only earned him accolades but also cemented his place in the national team. As he continues to evolve, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his future contributions to Sri Lankan cricket.

Dhanushka Gunathilaka Stats

Dhanushka Gunathilaka Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 8 16 0 299 61 18.68 597 50.08 0 2 32 3 6 0
ODI 47 46 1 1601 133 35.57 1844 86.82 2 11 172 20 14 0
T20I 46 45 0 741 57 16.46 615 120.48 0 3 78 21 21 0
FC 56 91 2 2495 152 28.03 3899 63.99 3 13 310 44 62 0
List A 141 137 15 4618 133 37.85 5570 82.9 9 32 468 86 64 0
T20 130 127 9 2915 102* 24.7 2288 127.4 1 17 309 96 48 0

Dhanushka Gunathilaka Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 8 6 198 111 1 1/16 1/57 111 3.36 198 0 0 0
ODI 47 22 402 371 8 3/48 3/48 46.37 5.53 50.2 0 0 0
T20I 46 12 123 155 6 2/3 2/3 25.83 7.56 20.5 0 0 0
FC 56 59 3657 1954 64 6/70 9/118 30.53 3.2 57.1 3 1 0
List A 141 66 2014 1579 45 5/28 5/28 35.08 4.7 44.7 1 1 0
T20 130 48 683 860 31 4/21 4/21 27.74 7.55 22 1 0 0

Dhanushka Gunathilaka Recent Matches

MATCH Bat Date Ground Format
Sri Lanka vs Namibia 0 16-Oct-2022 Geelong T20I # 1823
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 17 11-Oct-2022 Melbourne OTHERT20
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1 11-Sep-2022 Dubai (DSC) T20I # 1769
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 0 09-Sep-2022 Dubai (DSC) T20I # 1764
Sri Lanka vs India 1 06-Sep-2022 Dubai (DSC) T20I # 1759

Debut of Dhanushka Gunathilaka

Format Match Details Date Ground
TEST Sri Lanka vs India July 26 – 29, 2017 Galle
ODI Sri Lanka vs West Indies November 01, 2015 Colombo (RPS)
T20I New Zealand vs Sri Lanka January 07, 2016 Mount Maunganui
FC Ragama CC vs Colombo CC February 25 – 27, 2011 Colombo (CCC)
LIST A Colombo CC vs Sinhalese September 02, 2009 Colombo (SSC)
T20 Basnahira N vs Schls Inv XI April 21, 2008 Colombo (Burgher)

Notable Achievements

Gunathilaka played a significant role in the Champions Trophy of 2017. Despite being left out of the initial squad and brought in only as a desperate replacement, he impressed in his very first outing against India. He scored a 72-ball 76, setting the foundation for his team to chase down a record total of 322.

Style of Play

Gunathilaka is an attacking left-handed opening batsman known for his aggressive approach to the game. He has shots all around the park, making him a dynamic player at the top of the order.

International Career

He made his Test debut against India in 2017 and his last Test was against New Zealand in 2018. His ODI debut was against the West Indies in 2015, and his last ODI was against Australia in 2022. He made his T20 debut against New Zealand in 2016 and played his last T20 against Namibia in 2022.

Domestic Cricket Performances

Gunathilaka started his cricketing journey at the under-19s level, playing in the 2010 U-19 World Cup. He then had a few solid years in the domestic circuit for the Colombo Cricket Club.

Future Prospects

While the provided links do not specify future prospects for Gunathilaka, given his aggressive style and past performances, he remains a vital option for Sri Lanka, especially as the team undergoes a rebuilding phase.

Trivia

  • Gunathilaka was brought into the national squad as a replacement for Kusal Perera, who faced a drug-related issue.
  • He was suspended by SLC after an arrest for alleged sexual assault in 2022.

FAQs of Dhanushka Gunathilaka

Q1. When did Dhanushka Gunathilaka make his debut for the Sri Lankan national team?

A: Dhanushka Gunathilaka made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on November 21, 2015.

Q2. What was Dhanushka Gunathilaka’s notable performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy?

A: In the 2017 Champions Trophy, Dhanushka Gunathilaka played a pivotal role against India, scoring a 72-ball 76, which helped Sri Lanka chase down a record total of 322.

Q3. Which domestic cricket club does Dhanushka Gunathilaka represent?

A: Dhanushka Gunathilaka represents the Colombo Cricket Club in domestic cricket competitions.

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