Akila Dananjaya

  • IPL franchises may want key matches out of Chennai March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Franchises with a strong Sri Lankan presence are slowly building up pressure on the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to shift their play-off and knockout matches out of Chennai. Four franchises IANS spoke to were confident that the issue would be sorted out by the time...
  • IPL 6: Sammy, Dananjaya and Philander on KKR radar February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The current IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders have their sights on signing Darren Sammy, Vernon Philander and Akila Dananjaya at Sunday's IPL 6 auction in Chennai, Cricketnext has learned. Though the main focus of the auction will be on Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, KKR are looking to...
  • Spinners likely to rule in SL-Pakistan semi-final October 3, 2012

    Colombo: Who best can break the web of spin will determine the winner between host Sri Lanka and 2009 champion Pakistan in a World Twenty20 semi-final at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. Ajantha Mendis and teenage sensation Akila Dananjaya lead Sri Lanka's hopes when they appear in the capital,...
  • SL spinner Dananjaya suffers cheekbone fracture September 28, 2012

    Kandy: Sri Lanka's teenage offspinner Akila Dananjaya is doubtful for Saturday's World Twenty20 Super Eight match against West Indies after he suffered a facial injury on his international debut against New Zealand. "X-rays and MRI scans reveal a fracture on his left cheek bone," Sri Lanka team media manager Rajitha Fernando...
  • Dananjaya could stand in for injured Mendis September 26, 2012

    Kandy: Sri Lanka could turn to uncapped teenager Akila Dananjaya if spinner Ajantha Mendis fails to recover from injury in time for the World Twenty20 Super Eight game against New Zealand at Pallekele on Thursday. "He's certainly very close to playing," Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said on Wednesday. "He was...
  • Dananjaya in content_cnion to play SL's opener September 17, 2012

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka's new spin-bowling hope Akila Dananjaya already feels so at home in the set-up that he has commandeered a senior team-mate as a chauffeur. The confident 18-year-old's rapid rise from obscurity means he has been named in Sri Lanka's 13-man squad for the World Twenty20 opener against Zimbabwe in...