The all-rounder from Kandy made quite an impact in his first two years of international cricket. Gunaratne first rose to the limelight with some consistent performances for his domestic side, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club in the premier league tournaments. He averaged more than 50 in three of the four years of the tournament between 2012 and 2016. He is not just an aggressive batsman with a wide variety of strokes in his armoury but also a canny medium pacer. Asela has worked in teams like Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka XI, Sri Lanka A, Mumbai Indians, Kandy, Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI, Galle, Comilla Victorians, Sri Lanka U23, Northern Warriors, Chattogram Challengers, Lahore Qalandars, Kandy Tuskers.