Ruchira Perera      

Full name Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera

Born April 6, 1977, Colombo

Current age 37 years 98 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colts Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte

Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 9 6 33 11* 11.00 124 26.61 0 0 4 0 2 0
ODIs 19 7 2 8 4* 1.60 18 44.44 0 0 0 0 2 0
T20Is 2 2 2 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 109 122 52 638 33* 9.11 0 0 46 0
List A 99 44 21 193 21* 8.39 0 0 21 0
Twenty20 4 3 2 1 1 1.00 3 33.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1130 661 17 3/40 5/138 38.88 3.50 66.4 0 0 0
ODIs 19 19 888 820 19 3/23 3/23 43.15 5.54 46.7 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 42 77 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 109 14164 8689 349 7/40 24.89 3.68 40.5 12 1
List A 99 4211 3374 135 5/16 5/16 24.99 4.80 31.1 8 1 0
Twenty20 4 4 60 115 0 - - - 11.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Feb 24-28, 1999 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Nov 8-10, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 25-27, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Basnahira South v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI at Colombo (Moors), Feb 14, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Basnahira South v Kandurata at Pallekele, Feb 25, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0/60 Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2011 FC
3/33, 8, 1/68 Basnahira S v Kandurata Colombo (Bloomfield) 25 Mar 2010 FC
0, 1/51, 7, 1/51 Basnahira S v Wayamba Pallekele 18 Mar 2010 FC
0/23 Basnahira S v Kandurata Pallekele 25 Feb 2010 T20
1/33, 11 Basnahira S v SLC Comb XI Colombo (Moors) 14 Feb 2010 LA
0/30, 0 Basnahira S v Basnahira N Moratuwa 11 Feb 2010 LA
1/56 Colts v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Nov 2009 FC
2/22 Colts v Moors Colombo (Moors) 4 Nov 2009 LA
13*, 1/40 Colts v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 28 Oct 2009 LA
3, 2/50, 19, 1/45 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 23 Oct 2009 FC
Profile

Ruchira Perera is a lively and hard-working left-arm fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball back into right-handers. He lost form and confidence after his action was labelled suspect during Sri Lanka's early-season tour to England in 2002. After advice from Darryl Foster, a bowling coach and biomechanics expert at the University of Western Australia, he modified his wrist position just before the point of delivery and that cleared the problem with his elbow to the satisfaction of Sri Lanka authorities. But although he returned to international duty in late 2002 against South Africa, his self-belief seeped away and he lost effectiveness. During the next two years he battled hard but gradually became disillusioned, and prior to the recent Provincial Tournament was considering a career playing league cricket in England. However, he regained form during the Provincial Tournament and caught the eye of the selectors and was selected for the 2006 tour of England. He's generally good for team spirit, bringing great humour to the dressing-room, and is respected for his commitment with ball in hand.
September 2006

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Oct 10, 2006

Ruchira Perera screams an appeal, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad, October 10, 2006

Ruchira Perera screams an appeal

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Feb 21, 2006

Ruchira Perera flies into bowl during a net session, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, Bogra, February 21, 2006

Ruchira Perera flies into bowl

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Feb 20, 2006

Ruchira Perera runs into bowl, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Bogra, February 20, 2006

Ruchira Perera runs into bowl

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Unicorns v Sri Lanka A at Gosforth
Jul 18, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street
Jul 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast
Jul 23, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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