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FULL NAME: Mashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
BORN: March 17, 1991, Panadura
AGE: 32y 196d
BATTING STYLE: Left hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE: Right arm Offbreak
PLAYING ROLE: Allrounder
HEIGHT: 6ft 1in
EDUCATION: Mahanama College, Colombo
Sri Lanka: Colombo Cricket ClubGalle GladiatorsSchools Invitation XISouthern ExpressSri Lanka ASri Lanka Board President’s XISri Lanka Cricket Combined XISri Lanka Under-19sSri Lanka Under-23sSylhet SixersTamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
A poised, attacking left-handed opener groomed in part at Sinhalese Sports Club, DanushkaGunathilaka was plucked from the domestic system largely on potential, and drafted into Sri Lanka’s A team for the tour of New Zealand in mid-2015. He impressed on that trip, hitting two smart fifties from four innings, to finish as the team’s second-highest run-scorer.
Those performances earned him a national call-up for the home series against West Indies in November. Gunathilaka then earned a second trip to New Zealand – with the senior team this time – and despite modest returns from his first three ODIs, he struck a rapid 65 in Nelson to win a Man-of-the-Match award.
Gunathilaka was not originally part of Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2017 Champions Trophy in England, but came into it ahead of their second match thanks to an injury to Chamara Kapugedara. He made a stunning entrance, scoring 76 off 72 balls to help haul down a target of 322.
That innings was followed by a run of three fifties and a maiden hundred in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, cue a call-up to the Test side. The Test debut was a disappointment, Gunathilaka scoring 16 and 2 before falling to loose strokes in both innings.
Strong square of the wicket, particularly on the off side, Gunathilaka, who admires Kumar Sangakkara, is also a part-time offspinner. He had played in Sri Lanka’s Under-19 team in the 2009 Youth World Cup.
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|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|