Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 24 years 278 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
ODIs 43 41 3 866 106 22.78 1022 84.73 1 4 89 24 14 0
T20Is 18 18 0 521 84 28.94 390 133.58 0 5 49 22 5 0
First-class 44 68 4 3146 336 49.15 3635 86.54 10 9 322 91 79 15
List A 109 104 10 2886 155 30.70 3198 90.24 4 18 282 70 64 22
Twenty20 67 64 4 1277 84 21.28 1005 127.06 0 10 109 60 24 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 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 A v Pakistan A at Pallekele, May 13-16, 2015 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 A v Pakistan A at Colombo (RPS), May 2, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 9, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23, 2c/0s Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Pallekele 13 May 2015 FC
2c/1s, 119* Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Colombo (RPS) 6 May 2015 FC
87, 0c/0s Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Colombo (RPS) 2 May 2015 LA
110, 1c/0s Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Hambantota 29 Apr 2015 LA
2c/0s, 114* Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A Matara 26 Apr 2015 LA
0, 0c/0s Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 9 Apr 2015 T20
6 Colts v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 8 Apr 2015 T20
- Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
10 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 5 Apr 2015 T20
73 Colts v Bloomfield Panagoda 4 Apr 2015 T20
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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Mar 18, 2015

Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015

Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind

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Mar 10, 2015

Hop, skip and jump: Kusal Perera trains with a skipping rope, World Cup 2015, Hobart, March 10, 2015

Hop, skip and jump: Kusal Perera trains with a skipping rope

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Dec 6, 2014

Kusal Perera retains the backing of his captain, Colombo, December 6, 2014

Kusal Perera retains the backing of his captain

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Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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