Dananjaya to face clearance test in India as ban ends in August | Sunday Observer

Dananjaya to face clearance test in India as ban ends in August

Sri Lanka’s spin bowler Akila Dananjaya who was slapped with a one year ban is ready to clear his bowling action after facing a test by the ICC in India.

The ban ends on August 29 and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is making arrangements to send him for another test in India to ensure he will be able to return to international cricket. The 26-year-old bowler who mesmerized batsmen with his unorthodox spin bowling, was suspended twice by the ICC that stopped him from international cricket.

He made his debut in 2012 at Pallekele at a T/20 World Cup match against New Zealand. Dananjaya is currently working hard with his bowling coach Sajeewa Weerakoon to correct his action. He has taken 33 wickets from six Test matches with best figures of 6 for 115 while capturing 51 wickets in 36 ODIs with best figures 6 for 29 against India at Pallekele.

Dananjaya has also taken 22 wickets from 22 T/20 internationals and if his action is cleared he could be an asset to the Sri Lanka team for the forthcoming T/20 World Cup to be staged in Australia this year.

 

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