Akila Dananjaya (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Stats, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Wife, Net Worth, Jersey Number, Debut & More
Akila Dananjaya is a professional cricketer of the Sri Lankan National cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break and leg-break bowler.
|Real name||Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera|
|Profession||Sri Lankan Cricketer|
|Date of birth||04 October 1993|
|Age (as in 2021)||28 years old|
|Birth Place||Panadura, Sri Lanka|
|Family||Father: Sunil Perera|
|Home Town||Panadura, Sri Lanka|
Birth and Early life
Akila was born on 4th October 1993 in Panadura, Sri Lanka. His father is a carpenter and his mother is a homemaker. Akila used to play cricket for his school and college team.
Education and More
|School||Nahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura|
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In 2012, Akila was selected to play for Wayamba United in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premiere. In the same year, he was named to the ICC World Twenty20 squad and played his debut match against New Zealand. In 2013, Dananjaya was drafted to the Chennai Super Kings for $20,000 at the IPL Auction.
In 2017, he was called to the ODI squad for the Zimbabwe tour. He was also awarded the man of the match for his bowling performance. In 2018, Akila was named to the Sri Lankan Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh. In the same year, he was awarded the national contract by Sri Lankan Cricket for the 2018-19 season. Dananjaya was also part of the second test against South Africa that year. In 2019, he was one of the nominees in the ICC Cricket Award 2019. In 2021, Akila was part of the national tour during the tour of the Caribbean. He became the only player to take a hat-trick against the West Indies in a T20I.
|International debut||Test– 8 February 2018 against Bangladesh|
ODI– 12 November 2012 against New Zealand
T20I- 27 September 2012 against New Zealand
|Debut Matches||First-class- 2013|
|Teams||Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Galle Gladiators, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Wayamba United ((Teams))|
|Bowling Style||Right arm offbreak, Legbreak|
|Coach/ Mentor||Graham Ford|
|IPL Debut Match||2018|
|Years of Matches Played and teams||Chennai Super Kings (2013),|
Mumbai Indians (2018)
|IPL price||50.00 Lakh|
Akila’s Zodiac sign is Libra. His net worth is estimated to be $2 million. He is married to Nathalie Tekshini. The couple has a 3-year-old son.
|Wife Name||Nathalie Tekshini|
|Net worth||$2 million|
Physical Status & More
|Body Measurements||Chest: 38 Inches|
Waist: 32 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye colour||Dark Brown|
Some important facts about Akila Dananjaya
- In 2018, Akila was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal by the International Cricket Council(ICC).
- His favorite cricketers are Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis.
- Akila liked swimming and driving
- He is ranked 20th in ODI bowling and 35th in T20 bowling.
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