|Full Name||Mahamarakkala 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
|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.|
|Date of Birth||4 October 1993|
|Age (as in 2018)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Panadura, Sri Lanka|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Panadura, Sri Lanka|
|School||Mahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura (Sri Lanka)|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|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|
|Marriage Date||22 August 2017|
|Parents||Father- Sunil Perera
Mother- Name Not Known
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis|
|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.
- 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.
- 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.
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