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South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Kusal salvo hides seniors' foibles

Mar 22, 2014: Sri Lanka's august senior batsmen made 23 collectively, but a 23-year-old's belligerence ensured his team triumphed nonetheless

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

'Kusal showed maturity today' - Mathews

Feb 22, 2014: Kusal Perera's well-paced maiden ODI century helped Sri Lanka clinch the ODI series 3-0 and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the opener had shown maturity to set up the win in the absence of the team's senior players

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka complete whitewash after Kusal ton

Feb 22, 2014: The 3-0 win was just reward for their ability to turn corners, even in the direst situations as they showed in the first two ODIs

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20, Chittagong

'Luck betrayed us in the end' - Mashrafe

Feb 12, 2014: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza rued the dismissal of half-centurion Anamul Haque off the final ball of the match when his side needed three runs to win over the No.1-ranked T20 team

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kusal Perera to replace injured Thirimanne

Jan 6, 2014: An ankle injury has ruled Lahiru Thirimanne out of the remainder of the three-Test series against Pakistan.

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

An administrative farce

Dec 27, 2013: The Sri Lankan board's continuing ineptness meant a paucity of Tests, alienation of senior players, and another cancelled T20 league

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai

Sharjeel's rush of blood, and Pakistan's poor fielding

Dec 13, 2013: Plays of the day from the second Twenty20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai

SL retain top ranking with series-levelling win

Dec 13, 2013: Sri Lanka's top order were fearsome in their defence of the top Twenty20 team ranking, as they slammed 211 for 3 to set up a 24-run, series-levelling win

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier Limited overs tournament

Moors tie with Tamil Union on rain-hit opening day

Dec 1, 2013: A round-up of all the matches played in the Premier Limited Overs Tournament on December 1, 2013

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20, Pallekele

Sri Lanka cruise to series win

Nov 21, 2013: Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck 96 rapid runs together, as Sri Lanka comfortably hunted down New Zealand's modest 142 for 7 to take the series 1-0

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Who will replace Dilshan?

Oct 11, 2013: ESPNcricinfo picks out the five most likely candidates to replace the retiring Tillakaratne Dilshan in Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 3rd day

Perera hits belligerent 150 as team folds

Oct 10, 2013: On the day Tillakaratne Dilshan officially announced his retirement, Kusal Perera made a play at his vacated opening position, slamming 150 from 142 balls on a rain-effected day three of the four-dayer at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v NZ A, 2nd unofficial ODI, Pallekele

Openers, Prasanna deliver series-leveling win

Oct 1, 2013: Sri Lanka A openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera provided the substance and impetus of Sri Lanka A's 291 for 9, before Seekkuge Prasanna's 5 for 38 ensured New Zealand A could not draw close to the target in a rain-reduced chase

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial Test, 3rd day

Cachopa, Kusal set up close final day

Sep 19, 2013: An explosive surge from Kusal Perera gave Sri Lanka A a slender advantage against New Zealand A on day three in Pallekele

ESPNcricinfo staff

Super 4's T20 tournament 2013

Mubarak, bowlers engineer Ruhuna win

Aug 12, 2013: Ruhuna Reds defeated Uthura Yellows by 21 runs in the Super 4's Twenty20 in Colombo, and ended Uthura's chances of making it to the final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kusal Perera, two uncapped players in SL squad for fifth ODI

Jul 30, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has named Kusal Perera and three uncapped players in the squad for the final ODI against South Africa in Colombo on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

Sri Lanka openers reclaim '96 spirit

Jun 8, 2013: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera will attempt a breakneck start, but Sri Lanka have not compromised on finishing quality. It is difficult not to draw comparisons with their 1996 World Cup strategy

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Cardiff

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, only Twenty20, Pallekele

Kusal Perera sets up Sri Lanka's win

Mar 31, 2013: A marauding Kusal Perera set the platform for Sri Lanka's 198 for 5, which proved 17 runs too many for the valiant Bangladesh batsmen, in the one-off Twenty20 in Pallekele

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Fearless Kusal impresses captain

Mar 27, 2013: Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, has lauded the aggression and confidence of new batsman Kusal Perera, who helped Sri Lanka achieve two rapid starts in the first two ODIs

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Hambantota

The return of the rampaging Sri Lankan openers

Mar 23, 2013: For Sri Lanka, the blazing opening stand between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kushal Janith Perera in Hambantota was a welcome throwback to the days of Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hambantota
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