Akila Dananjaya Cricketer

Akila Dananjaya

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Full Name Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera
Profession Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
International Debut ODI– On 12 November 2012, Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota
Test– On 8 February 2018, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka
T20– On 27 September 2012, Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele
Jersey Number #10 (Sri Lanka)
Domestic/State Team(s) Chennai Super Kings, Wayamba United
Records (main ones) • On 24 August 2017, in his maiden ODI against India at Pallekele Cricket Stadium, he took 6 wickets for 54 runs which were the best bowling figures by a Sri Lankan in a losing cause.
• On 8 February 2018, in his first test against Bangladesh, he became the 2nd Sri Lankan who picked up 8 wickets for 44 runs (breaking the record of Ajantha Mendis- 8/144) and the best bowler having the average of 5.50 in a test debut series.
Award/Honour/Achievement 24 August 2017 (against India at Pallekele)- Man of The Match
Career Turning Point He was selected for 2012 World Twenty20 on the recommendation of Mahela Jayawardene who was impressed by his different bowling techniques.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 4 October 1993
Age (as in 2018) 25 Years
Birth Place Panadura, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Panadura, Sri Lanka
School Mahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura (Sri Lanka)
See also  Mary Kom


College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Coach/Mentor Graham Ford
Religion Hinduism
Controversy On 10 December 2018, he was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 22 August 2017
Wife/Spouse Nethalie Tekshini
Children Not Known
Parents Father– Sunil Perera

Mother– Name Not Known

Siblings Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s) Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis
Favourite Food Rice
Style Quotient
Car Collection Toyota


Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018) ₹50 lakh (IPL 11)



Some Lesser Known Facts About Akila Dananjaya

  • Does Akila Dananjaya smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Akila Dananjaya drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He belongs to a middle-class family and his father’s occupation is carpentry.
  • He never played any professional match before his selection for 2012 World Twenty20 on the recommendation of Mahela Jayawardene who was impressed by his different bowling techniques like the leg break, carrom ball, doosra, googly, and a stock offspinner with surprising control.
  • While playing for Wayamba United against Nagenahira Nagas in the Sri Lanka Premier League, he performed exceptionally well by taking 3 wickets on 18 runs.
Akila Dananjaya
Akila Dananjaya

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