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Akila Dhananjaya Wife, Age, Height, Teams, Stats, Wiki


Akila Dhananjaya is a Sri Lankan spinner who was backed early in his career by Jayawardene and was then selected in World Twenty20 squad.


Age 28
Height 5 ft 7 in
Wife Nethalie Tekshini
Jersey Number 10

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

Source: CricTraker.com

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

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


He took 6 wickets for 54 runs against India in 2014, his debut ODI which were the best bowling figure by any Sri Lankan player in a losing cause.

Date of Birth: 4 October 1993

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

Akila Dhananjaya Wife

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Nethalie Tekshini


Source: YouTube


Marriage Date: 22 August 2017

Children: 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.

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