Asela Gunaratne      

Full name Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

Born January 8, 1986, Kandy

Current age 31 years 76 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Rahula College

Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 1 330 116 47.14 600 55.00 1 2 41 1 5 0
ODIs 10 8 2 222 114* 37.00 252 88.09 1 0 22 3 4 0
T20Is 7 7 3 168 84* 42.00 117 143.58 0 2 15 6 3 0
First-class 76 130 14 5076 200* 43.75 8834 57.45 12 24 569 40 95 0
List A 60 51 7 1141 114* 25.93 1641 69.53 1 4 119 10 26 0
Twenty20 30 29 5 584 87* 24.33 467 125.05 0 5 45 22 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 5 114 86 1 1/16 1/16 86.00 4.52 114.0 0 0 0
ODIs 10 8 294 236 9 3/10 3/10 26.22 4.81 32.6 0 0 0
T20Is 7 7 107 144 3 1/11 1/11 48.00 8.07 35.6 0 0 0
First-class 76 78 2848 1558 45 3/27 5/57 34.62 3.28 63.2 0 0 0
List A 60 44 1254 856 35 5/12 5/12 24.45 4.09 35.8 0 1 0
Twenty20 30 29 454 576 23 5/10 5/10 25.04 7.61 19.7 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 14, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Panagoda, Dec 12-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 10, 2008 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13, 0/38, 7, 0/4 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2017 Test # 2254
85, 0, 1/16 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Galle 7 Mar 2017 Test # 2252
0/12, 4 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
1/26, 84* Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
1/11, 52 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
0/31, 1 Sri Lanka v PM's XI Canberra 15 Feb 2017 T20
0/46, 114* Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
0/16, 38 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
2 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
0/37, 18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
Profile

A batting allrounder with powerful shots square of the wicket, Asela Gunaratne put together several impressive seasons for Sri Lanka Army Sports Club before eventually being considered for higher honours in 2016. Though not an immediately eye-catching player, it was his consistency that impressed: batting in the middle order, Gunaratne averaged more than 50 in three of the four Premier League Tournaments between 2012 and 2016. A wide range of strokes, including his favoured reverse sweep, had also helped his case.

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Mar 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne held on to a sharp catch at slip off Imrul Kayes, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, March 19, 2017

Asela Gunaratne held on to a sharp catch at slip off Imrul Kayes

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Mar 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne (L) and Suranga Lakmal have a good laugh in between training, Colombo, March 13, 2017

Asela Gunaratne (L) and Suranga Lakmal have a good laugh in between training

© AFP

Mar 7, 2017

Kusal Mendis is congratulated by Asela Gunaratne after raising his century, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, March 7, 2017

Kusal Mendis is congratulated by Asela Gunaratne after raising his century

© AFP

Tour Fixtures Tour Results
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla - Mar 25
Bangladesh 33/1 (6.3/50 ov)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla
Mar 28, 2017 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC)
Apr 1, 2017 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS)
Apr 4, 2017 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
2nd T20I: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS)
Apr 6, 2017 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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