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Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 25 years 153 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wayamba

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education St. Joseph's College, Maradana

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 203 75 20.30 278 73.02 0 1 21 4 1 0
ODIs 79 58 12 862 80* 18.73 800 107.75 0 4 63 32 29 0
T20Is 38 31 17 466 49 33.28 299 155.85 0 0 36 23 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 126 97 22 1598 80* 21.30 1510 105.82 0 7 114 65 46 0
Twenty20 115 93 35 1251 72 21.56 854 146.48 0 2 92 65 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 8 954 653 11 4/63 4/151 59.36 4.10 86.7 1 0 0
ODIs 79 74 2989 2726 103 6/44 6/44 26.46 5.47 29.0 3 3 0
T20Is 38 28 430 604 23 2/19 2/19 26.26 8.42 18.6 0 0 0
First-class 32 50 3452 2212 55 5/69 6/139 40.21 3.84 62.7 2 1 0
List A 126 120 4737 4369 172 6/44 6/44 25.40 5.53 27.5 7 5 0
Twenty20 115 104 1833 2492 97 3/17 3/17 25.69 8.15 18.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, May 26-30, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dec 24, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Nov 21-23, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Nov 19, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yaal Blazers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/34 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dambulla 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3519
65, 3/19 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Aug 2014 ODI # 3515
13, 2/43 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 23 Aug 2014 ODI # 3512
52*, 2/51 SL BP XI v Pakistanis Moratuwa 20 Aug 2014 LA
0/43, 0 SL Pres. XI v Sth Africans Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
0/23 Yaal Blazers v Express Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
2/39, 0 Yaal Blazers v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
0/25, 2 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
49, 1/24 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 20 May 2014 T20I # 401
2/13 Sri Lankans v Sussex Hove 18 May 2014 T20
Profile

An attacking allrounder, Thisara Perera began his schooling at St Anthony's, Wattala, before accepting a scholarship to join St Joseph's College. It turned out to be a productive move as he teamed up with Angelo Mathews and produced many noteworthy performances in the thriving schools cricket scene. Perera played a key role in helping his school break the hoodoo in the Battle of the Saints (against St Peters College) that lasted more than 35 years. Perera received his maiden national call-up during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 as an emergency replacement, ironically, for Mathews. It quickly led to an IPL contract when he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $50,000. Perera is fast establishing himself as one of Sri Lanka's key 'impact' players, capable of clearing the ropes and breaking partnerships with his nippy seam bowling. During the home one-dayers against Pakistan in 2012, he became the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs.
Cricinfo Staff June 2012

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Aug 30, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates one of his four wickets, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates one of his four wickets

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Aug 30, 2014

Thisara Perera ran through Pakistan's lower middle order, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Thisara Perera ran through Pakistan's lower middle order

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Aug 26, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, August 26, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates a wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
4th Match, Qualifying Group: Mum Indians v Express at Raipur
Sep 14, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
5th Match, Qualifying Group: Express v Lahore Lions at Raipur
Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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