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June 16, 2018
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Akila Dhananjaya ( Sri Lankan Cricketer) Records, Controversies,Wife, Age, Weight, Height and More

By Bisma Qamar

Akila Dhananjaya is a Sri Lankan bowling all-rounder who plays the limited over formats in the national team. With various bowling styles, he has a great capability to become a renowned bowler. He got selected for the World Twenty20 team after Jayawardene observed his various bowling style in at the nets for Wayamba United during the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League. Before that, he hadn’t been a part of any professional cricket team.

Name: Akila Dhananjaya
Nickname: N/A
Role: All-rounder


Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: vs Bangladesh on 8th February 2018

ODI: vs New Zealand on 12th November 2012

T20I: vs New Zealand on 27th September 2012

Career Turning Point: On the recommendation of former Sri Lankan opener Mahila Jayawardene who was quite impressed by his various bowling forms he got selected for 2012 World T20.

Jersey Number: #10 (Sri Lanka)

Major Teams: Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings and Wayamba United


  • He took 6 wickets for 54 runs against India in 2014, his maiden ODI which were the best bowling figure by any Sri Lankan player in a losing cause.
  • In his first test against Bangladesh, he became the 2nd Sri Lankan bowler who picked up  8 wickets for 44 runs and best average ever as 5.50.

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 4 October 1993

Age (as of May 2019): 25 Years

Birth Place: Panadura, Sri Lanka

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra

Nationality: Sri Lanka

School: Mahanama Vidyalaya, Pandura (Sri Lanka)

College: N/A

Educational Qualifications: N/A

Coach/Mentor: Graham Ford

Signature: N/A

Source: YouTube

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Nethalie Tekshini

Marriage Date: 22 August 2017

Children: N/A


Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A

Awards and recognitions:


Controversies: N/A

Source: Samaa TV

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5 feet 7 inches

Weight (approx.): 65 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black


Net Worth: N/A


Father: Sunil Perera

Mother: Name not known

Sister: N/A

Brother: N/A

Religion: Buddhist

Address: Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Preferences/ Favourite

Hobbies: Swimming and driving

Cricketers: Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis

Cricket Ground: NA

Athletes: NA

Food: Rice

Artists: NA

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: N/A

Style Quotient: N/A

Cars Collection: N/A

Lesser Known Facts

His full name is Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera. His father is a carpenter.

Prior to his selection for 2012 World T20, he never played any profession cricket match before. He was selected in the team on the recommendation of veteran cricketer Mahila Jayawardene.

Bisma Qamar