Articles about Danushka Gunathilaka

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.

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

08 Jan 2022

Sports
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

28 Jun 2021

Sports
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.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

06 Jan 2020

Sports
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

Hosts India would be taking on visitors Sri Lanka in the second of the three-match T20I series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup

18 Apr 2019

Sports
Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup

Sri Lanka announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to start from May 30 onwards.

Lasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs and T20Is

15 Dec 2018

Sports
Lasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs and T20Is

Sri Lanka have called back 35-year-old veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga for the limited-overs series against New Zealand.

Asia Cup 2018: All about Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

15 Sep 2018

Sports
Asia Cup 2018: All about Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Injury-hit Bangladesh will face a stern test against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2018 opener.

Sri Lanka suspended cricketer Gunathilaka suffers major blow

27 Jul 2018

Sports
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

24 Jul 2018

Sports
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.

Sri Lanka thrash South Africa: Highlights and key stats

23 Jul 2018

Sports
Sri Lanka thrash South Africa: Highlights and key stats

Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 199 runs, in the second Test, to win the series 2-0.

Sri Lanka beat India in 1st T20I, here're records broken

06 Mar 2018

Sports
Sri Lanka beat India in 1st T20I, here're records broken

Sri Lanka defeated India by 5 wickets in the first match of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy Twenty 20 tri-series.

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Probable XI

16 Dec 2017

Sports
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Probable XI

After a crushing defeat in the 1st ODI, India bounced back in style, riding on Rohit Sharma's double hundred in 2nd ODI. Now, with the series equally poised, the action shifts to Vizag.

India vs SL 2nd ODI: Predicted Playing XI

12 Dec 2017

Sports
India vs SL 2nd ODI: Predicted Playing XI

Having lost the first ODI in an embarrassing fashion, Indian team-sans-Virat Kohli, will look to bounce back in the 2nd ODI in Mohali to remain in contention for the 3-match ODI series.

Records broken during 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka

25 Aug 2017

Sports
Records broken during 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka

MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India to an incredible comeback victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, yesterday.

ICC Champions Trophy: SL register a comfortable win over India

08 Jun 2017

Sports
ICC Champions Trophy: SL register a comfortable win over India

Sri Lanka chased a target of 322 runs against India to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.