Sri Lanka’s Danushka Gunathilaka was on Monday denied bail by a local court in Sydney and suspended him from all forms of the game.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

Gunathilaka scored his maiden ODI century on 6 July 2017 against Zimbabwe at MRIC Stadium. He along with Niroshan Dickwella added 229-run partnership for the first wicket, where Dickwella also scored his maiden ODI century.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

Sri Lanka chased 310 to win the match, which is recorded as the first 300+ chase by Sri Lanka in home soil as well. Gunathilaka won man of the match award for his impressive batting performance.

In the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, he and Niroshan Dickwella set the record for becoming the first pair of batsmen to score two successive 200-plus partnerships in ODIs.

Danushka Gunathilaka Suspended 

Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday confirmed that Executive Committee of the country’s cricket board decided to suspend national player Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect and will not consider him for any selections after being informed that the star batter was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Australia.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

“Furthermore, Sri Lanka Cricket will take the necessary steps to promptly carry out an inquiry into the alleged offense, and, upon conclusion of the aforementioned court case in Australia, steps will be taken to penalize the said player if found guilty,” stated the cricket board in an official media release.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize that it adopts a “zero tolerance” policy for any such conduct by a player and will provide all the required support to the Australian law enforcement authorities to carry out an impartial inquiry into the incident,” it added.

Gunathilaka had appeared by video link in handcuffs at a Sydney court on Monday to seek bail after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault. Gunathilaka, who spoke only to confirm his identity, was shown on a screen in Downing Centre Local Court.

He appeared calm as he sat wearing a grey T-shirt at a Sydney detention centre. The batter’s lawyer, Ananda Amaranath, said he would seek bail for the 31-year-old.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

Magistrate Robert Williams briefly adjourned the case before hearing the bail application.

The prosecution said it would seek to suppress publication of some elements that might identify the alleged victim.

Danushka Gunathilaka stats

In October 2020, he was drafted by the Galle Gladiators for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.

He also ended up the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League in 2020 as the leading runscorer of the tournament with 476 runs in 10 matches and singlehandedly carried the Galle Gladiators franchise to the tournament final.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

Career statistics as of Writing 
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 8 47 46 56
Runs scored 299 1601 741 2495
Batting average 18.68 35.57 16.46 28.03
100s/50s 0/2 2/11 0/3 3/20
Top score 61 133 57 152
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling

He made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on 1 November 2015.

He was selected for home ODI series against West Indies in 2015 after a string of impressive performances with the Sri Lankan A side in the tour of New Zealand in the same year scoring two fifties in four innings.

After Kusal Perera dropped from the 2015–16 New Zealand tour due to drug scandal, Gunathilaka was included to the ODI squad for opening position with Tillakaratne Dilshan.

His batting ability did not show in the first two ODIs, but in the third ODI, which was his only 4th international match, Gunathilaka scored a fast and dashing 65 runs from 45 balls.

Danushka Gunathilaka : Suspended | Stats | wife

The innings included 7 fours and 4 sixes and getting the match away from New Zealand. Sri Lanka won the match by 8 wickets and Gunathilaka adjudged man of the match for his performance.

During the same tour, he made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 7 January 2016.


Talking about his marital life, so he is not married yet, he is single and doesn’t have a girlfriend.

By Rishabh

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