Asela Gunarathne


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast




Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka


A batting allrounder with powerful shots square of the wicket, Asela Gunaratne has impressed in domestic cricket.

He made his international debut in a T20 against India in 2016, before debuting in both Test and one-day internationals later that year.

He has a first-class high-score of 200 not out and has already made a Test and ODI century.

Gunaratne drops catch, needs surgery on thumb

Asela Gunaratne put down Shikhar Dhawan when the India opener was 31. The resulting injury saw the Sri Lankan taken to Colombo for emergency surgery, while Dhawan pushed on for a Test century

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SL win controversial Colombo classic

A contentious stumping ruling gave Niroshan Dickwella a life as he and Asela Gunaratne played the key hands in a stunning Sri Lankan run chase

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Gunaratne thrills with "unbelievable shot"

You'll do well to find a better shot in a more clutch moment than Asela Gunaratne's incredible stroke in Sri Lanka's stunning win over India in London

Mixed news for Sri Lanka on injury front

Hosts set to welcome back Chandimal but Gunaratne facing extended spell on sideline


Dropped catch puts Gunaratne out of Test

Sri Lanka slips fielder taken to Colombo for emergency surgery on thumb after breaking digit attempting catch on first morning of Galle Test

Herath, Amla headline rankings update

Standout performances in recently-concluded Tests rewarded with some sharp rises on ICC lists