Akila Dananjaya Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Akila Dananjaya is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He made his international debut for Sri Lanka on 12 September 2012. His career is full of controversy.

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Akila Dananjaya Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More
Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dananjaya Personal details

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Full nameMahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera
NicknameAkila Dananjaya
Father’s nameSunil Perera
Mother’s nameNot known
SiblingsNot known
DOB04.10.1993
BirthplacePanadura, Sri Lanka
Age (Till Now)28 Years
HometownPanadura, Sri Lanka
College

Mahanama Navodya Vidyalaya, Panadura, Sri Lanka

Marital statusMarried
WifeNethalie Tekshini
Zodiac signLibra
NationalitySri Lankan

Akila Dananjaya Physical statistics:

Height (approx.)5 ft. 7 inches
Weight (approx.)65 kg
Chest measurement (approx.)40 inches
Waist measurement (approx.)32 inches
Biceps measurement (approx.)14 inches
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorsBlack

Akila Dananjaya Career

Akila Dananjaya started his career at Wayamba United in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012. Later in the 2013 IPL auctions, he was sold to the Chennai Super Kings for his base price of $20,000. In January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction. In March 2018, he was named in Galle’s squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. He also played for Colombo’s squad.

Later he made his T20 International debut for Sri Lanka on 27 September 2012, against New Zealand. he also made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka on 12 November 2012, against the same team. He is said to have seven variations, including the leg-break, googly, carrom ball, doosra, and his stock off-spinner. In December 2018, he was suspended from bowling in international matches and in march 2019 for 12 months due to an illegal bowling action.

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ProfessionSri Lankan Cricketer
Best inBowler
CoachNot known
Net worth$ 1-5 Million
SalaryUnder review
Batting styleLeft Handed Batsman
Bowling styleRight-arm off-break Bowler
ODI debutPlayed on 12.11.2012 against New Zealand
Last ODIPlayed on 23.07.2021 against India
T-20 debutPlayed on 27.09.2012 against New Zealand
Last T-20Played on 29.07.2021 against India
Test debutPlayed on 08.02.2018 against Bangladesh
Last TestPlayed on 14.08.2019 against New Zealand
Domestic teams
  • Galle Gladiators
  • Wayamba United
  • Khulna Titans
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Chennai Super Kings

Akila Dananjaya Controversy:

  • In December 2018, he was suspended from bowling in international matches for 5 years due to an illegal bowling action.
  • In March 2019, he was suspended from bowling in international matches for 12 months due to an illegal bowling action.

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Interesting facts about Akila Dananjaya:

  • Akila Dananjaya started his career at Wayamba United in 2012.
  • In 2013, he was in a part for Chennai Super Kings, and in 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians.
  • He is said to have seven variations, including the leg-break, googly, carrom ball, doosra, and his stock off-spinner.
  • He made his T20 and ODI debut against New Zealand in 2012.