Players / Sri Lanka / Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 25 years 119 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 76 56 12 784 80* 17.81 754 103.97 0 3 57 27 27 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 122 94 21 1468 80* 20.10 1419 103.45 0 5 105 57 44 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 76 71 2881 2630 94 6/44 6/44 27.97 5.47 30.6 2 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 122 116 4575 4222 161 6/44 6/44 26.22 5.53 28.4 6 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 England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 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 England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 22, 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
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
29, 3/33 Sri Lankans v Kent Canterbury 16 May 2014 LA
0/31, 13 Sri Lankans v Essex Chelmsford 13 May 2014 LA
23* Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
16 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 395
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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May 20, 2014

Thisara Perera struck to good effect at the end of the innings, England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval, May 20, 2014

Thisara Perera struck to good effect at the end of the innings

© PA Photos

May 16, 2014

Thisara Perera claimed 3 for 33, Kent v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Canterbury, May 16, 2014

Thisara Perera claimed 3 for 33

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Apr 6, 2014

Thisara Perera slams a six, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014

Thisara Perera slams a six

© ICC

Country Fixtures Country Results
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
Aug 5, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle
Aug 6-10, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Eng Lions v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
Aug 6, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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