Danushka Gunathilaka: News

Many players have gone through the Sri Lankan cricket team throughout its rebuilding phase. Some made impressions while others didn't. Among those who made an impression, there is a feisty left-hander who has a particularly aggressive attitude with the bat—Danushka Gunathilaka. An opening batsman who can bowl utility off-breaks, he began his domestic career with the Colombo Cricket Club. Danushka fell under the radar of selectors after his performances with the Sri Lankan A team in their tour to New Zealand. This earned him a spot in the Sri Lankan ODI team that faced the West Indies in 2015. A drug scandal led him to replace Kusal Perera in the team for the 2015-16 tour to New Zealand. During the same tour, he made his T20I debut. In the 2017 ODI series against Zimbabwe, Gunathilaka, along with his opening partner Niroshan Dickwella, was part of two consecutive 200+ partnerships and became the first pair to achieve this feat. Impressive performances with the ODI team earned him his Test debut in 2017 against India.

SL announce squad for Afghanistan ODIs, recall youngster Dhananjaya Lakshan

Sri Lanka officially announced a 15-man squad for their upcoming three-match ODI series against Afghanistan a day before the opener.

Danushka Gunathilaka granted bail on sexual assault charges: Details here

Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been granted bail in a second bid before the Local Court in Sydney.

07 Nov 2022

Cricket News

SLC suspends all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has suspended all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

Sydney: Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested for sexual assault

Sri Lanka batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested by police for an alleged sexual assault in Sydney.

12 Jun 2022

Cricket News

Lanka Premier League 2022: All you need to know

Sri Lanka's premium T20 tournament, Lanka Premier League (LPL), will commence on July 31.

SLC lifts one-year ban; Dickwella, Gunathilaka, Mendis available for selection

The trio of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka will be soon available for selection as the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) has removed their one-year ban from international games.

ENG vs SL: Mendis, Dickwella, Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble

Sri Lanka cricketers Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella have been suspended for breaching the bio-bubble in the UK.

Sri Lanka suspended cricketer Gunathilaka suffers major blow

Sri Lanka's opening batsman, Danushka Gunathilaka, who was not selected for the upcoming 5-match ODI series against South Africa, has suffered another blow.

Suspended Gunathilaka to miss ODIs due to misconduct

Sri Lanka's opening batsman, Danushka Gunathilaka, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming 5-match ODI series against South Africa, starting July 29.