Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 24 years 16 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, 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 33 31 3 736 106 26.28 853 86.28 1 3 77 21 11 0
T20Is 18 18 0 521 84 28.94 390 133.58 0 5 49 22 5 0
First-class 37 57 2 2641 336 48.01 3094 85.35 8 8 267 75 68 14
List A 90 85 7 2150 155 27.56 2421 88.80 2 12 199 51 57 22
Twenty20 57 55 4 1063 84 20.84 872 121.90 0 8 88 47 21 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 2014 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 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast, Jul 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 27, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 1c/0s Sri Lanka A v Ireland Belfast 23 Jul 2014 LA
37 Sri Lanka v South Africa Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
7 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
34 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
24 Express v Rulers Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
19 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
19 Sri Lanka v England Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
10 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 20 May 2014 T20I # 401
1 Sri Lankans v Kent Canterbury 16 May 2014 LA
4 Sri Lankans v Essex Chelmsford 13 May 2014 LA
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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Jul 12, 2014

Kusal Perera pulls, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota, July 12, 2014

Kusal Perera pulls

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Jul 6, 2014

Kusal Perera swivels round to hook, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 6, 2014

Kusal Perera swivels round to hook

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May 31, 2014

Harry Gurney gets a high five from Ian Bell, England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Lord's, May 31, 2014

Harry Gurney gets a high five from Ian Bell

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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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