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Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 26 years 13 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education Royal College, Colombo

Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 0 359 70 29.91 500 71.80 0 2 48 1 15 7
ODIs 61 59 3 1569 135 28.01 1716 91.43 3 8 161 39 24 2
T20Is 23 23 0 609 84 26.47 463 131.53 0 5 61 23 7 1
First-class 52 82 5 3697 336 48.01 4356 84.87 11 12 394 95 94 22
List A 127 122 10 3589 155 32.04 3892 92.21 6 22 354 85 74 24
Twenty20 72 69 4 1365 84 21.00 1078 126.62 0 10 121 61 26 14
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 127 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 13-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 0c/1s Sri Lanka v Australia Dambulla 28 Aug 2016 ODI # 3772
54 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3769
1 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 21 Aug 2016 ODI # 3768
16, 1c/2s, 24, 2c/1s Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016 Test # 2217
49, 35 Sri Lanka v Australia Galle 4 Aug 2016 Test # 2213
20, 4 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
13 Sri Lanka v England Southampton 5 Jul 2016 T20I # 561
6 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
1 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
9 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
Profile

Possessed of a short backlift, powerful forearms and relentless bloody-mindedness, left-handed batsman Kushal Janith Perera's batting is not just inspired by his hero Sanath Jayasuriya's technique, at times, it seems an exact duplicate.

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Aug 28, 2016

Kusal Perera did not have an answer for Mitchell Starc's yorker, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 28, 2016

Kusal Perera did not have an answer for Mitchell Starc's yorker

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Aug 24, 2016

Kusal Perera's half-century provided Sri Lanka with a late thrust, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, August 24, 2016

Kusal Perera's half-century provided Sri Lanka with a late thrust

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Aug 24, 2016

Kusal Perera looks to muscle one over the leg side, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, August 24, 2016

Kusal Perera looks to muscle one over the leg side

© Associated Press

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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