Akila Dananjaya (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Akila Dananjaya

Full NameMahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera
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 ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 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
Akila Dananjaya
Career Turning PointHe was selected for 2012 World Twenty20 on the recommendation of Mahela Jayawardene who was impressed by his different bowling techniques.
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 October 1993
Age (as in 2018)25 Years
Birth PlacePanadura, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownPanadura, Sri Lanka
SchoolMahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura (Sri Lanka)
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
Coach/MentorGraham Ford
ControversyOn 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 StatusMarried
Marriage Date22 August 2017
Wife/SpouseNethalie Tekshini
Akila Dananjaya With His Wife Nethalie Tekshini
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsFather- Sunil Perera
Akila Dananjaya's Father Sunil Perera
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis
Favourite FoodRice
Style Quotient
Car CollectionToyota
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018)₹50 lakh (IPL 11)
Akila Dananjaya

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.
  • His left cheekbone was fractured when the ball hit on his face through the straight drive played by New Zealand opener Rob Nicol in a pool match of World Twenty20 against New Zealand at Pallekele, after this accident, he could not play the next match against West Indies.

    Akila Dananjaya And New Zealand Player Rob Nicol

    Akila Dananjaya And New Zealand Player Rob Nicol

  • He has good knowledge of Tamil language.
  • He likes swimming and driving.
  • In January 2018, he was selected by the Mumbai Indians to play in 2018 IPL.