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Player BackGround

Name : Asela Gunaratne

Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at Kandy

Status : Batsman Batting : Batting: Right Handed Bowling : Bowling: Right-arm medium fast

Player 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.


Fast Facts

  • Served as a Bombardier in the Sri Lanka Army
  • First Sri Lankan player to hit an ODI ton at number 6

Player Batting Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

6

-

-

9

Innings

10

17

-

9

NotOuts

2

4

-

3

Runs

455

472

-

185

Highest

116

114

-

84

Avarage

56.87

36.30

-

30.83

Strike Rate

60.10

97.43

-

182.60

Hundreds

1

1

-

0

Fifties

3

1

-

2

Fours

50

42

-

16

Player Bowling Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

6

21

-

9

Innings

-

18

-

9

Balls

156

672

-

143

Runs

114

559

-

185

TenWickets

0

0

-

0

FiveWickets

38.00

31.05

-

36.60

FourWickets

0

0

-

0

Average

38.00

31.05

-

36.60

EconomyRate

4.38

4.99

-

7.67

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