Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 25 years 316 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 4 6 0 211 70 35.16 303 69.63 0 2 31 0 9 4
ODIs 56 54 3 1496 135 29.33 1625 92.06 3 7 155 38 22 0
T20Is 22 22 0 596 84 27.09 448 133.03 0 5 60 23 7 1
First-class 49 76 5 3549 336 49.98 4159 85.33 11 12 377 94 88 19
List A 122 117 10 3516 155 32.85 3801 92.50 6 21 348 84 72 22
Twenty20 71 68 4 1352 84 21.12 1063 127.18 0 10 120 61 26 14
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 122 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 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 England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Nov 11, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
37 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
24 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
135 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Jun 2016 ODI # 3749
32 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 16 Jun 2016 ODI # 3748
42 Sri Lanka v England Lord's 9 Jun 2016 Test # 2205
1, 0c/0s, 0 Sri Lankans v NZ Board PXI Queenstown 3 Dec 2015 Other
0c/0s, 12 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (RPS) 11 Nov 2015 T20I # 461
40, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 9 Nov 2015 T20I # 460
3c/0s, 50 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 7 Nov 2015 ODI # 3704
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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Jun 26, 2016

Kusal Perera fell for 9 off 25 balls, England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Bristol, June 26, 2016

Kusal Perera fell for 9 off 25 balls

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Jun 24, 2016

Kusal Perera got the innings off to a bright start, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston, June 24, 2016

Kusal Perera got the innings off to a bright start

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Jun 18, 2016

Kusal Perera presents a high elbow and punches the ball, Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Malahide, June 18, 2016

Kusal Perera presents a high elbow and punches the ball

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Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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