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Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 25 years 297 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wayamba

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education St. Joseph's College, Maradana

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 203 75 20.30 278 73.02 0 1 21 4 1 0
ODIs 96 71 12 1051 80* 17.81 953 110.28 0 5 83 39 38 0
T20Is 38 31 17 466 49 33.28 299 155.85 0 0 36 23 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 145 112 23 1824 80* 20.49 1695 107.61 0 8 138 73 55 0
Twenty20 120 97 36 1302 72 21.34 889 146.45 0 2 97 67 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 8 954 653 11 4/63 4/151 59.36 4.10 86.7 1 0 0
ODIs 96 91 3512 3275 111 6/44 6/44 29.50 5.59 31.6 3 3 0
T20Is 38 28 430 604 23 2/19 2/19 26.26 8.42 18.6 0 0 0
First-class 32 50 3452 2212 55 5/69 6/139 40.21 3.84 62.7 2 1 0
List A 145 139 5380 5001 187 6/44 6/44 26.74 5.57 28.7 7 6 0
Twenty20 120 109 1917 2603 104 3/17 3/17 25.02 8.14 18.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, May 26-30, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dec 24, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 23, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Nov 21-23, 2008 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 Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Nov 19, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 23, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/49, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
5, 1/58 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3585
0/24 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3580
0/41 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Jan 2015 ODI # 3577
0, 0/29 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Jan 2015 ODI # 3574
5/34, 37 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (RPS) 21 Dec 2014 LA
2/49, 0* Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (RPS) 19 Dec 2014 LA
54, 0/22 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
16, 0/21 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
27, 1/26 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
Profile

An attacking allrounder, Thisara Perera began his schooling at St Anthony's, Wattala, before accepting a scholarship to join St Joseph's College. It turned out to be a productive move as he teamed up with Angelo Mathews and produced many noteworthy performances in the thriving schools cricket scene. Perera played a key role in helping his school break the hoodoo in the Battle of the Saints (against St Peters College) that lasted more than 35 years. Perera received his maiden national call-up during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 as an emergency replacement, ironically, for Mathews. It quickly led to an IPL contract when he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $50,000. Perera is fast establishing himself as one of Sri Lanka's key 'impact' players, capable of clearing the ropes and breaking partnerships with his nippy seam bowling. During the home one-dayers against Pakistan in 2012, he became the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs.
Cricinfo Staff June 2012

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Jan 23, 2015

Thisara Perera celebrates Kane Williamson's wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015

Thisara Perera celebrates Kane Williamson's wicket

© AFP

Jan 20, 2015

Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara celebrate the fall of Brendon McCullum, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Nelson, January 20, 2015

Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara celebrate the fall of Brendon McCullum

© Getty Images

Dec 16, 2014

Thisara Perera blasted a 23-ball fifty - the second-quickest for Sri Lanka in an ODI, Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo, December 16, 2014

Thisara Perera blasted a 23-ball fifty - the second-quickest for Sri Lanka in an ODI

© Getty Images

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Bloomfield v Badureliya at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Jan 23-25
Bloomfield 156 & 70/1 Badureliya 471/8d
Group B: Col CC v Chilaw at Colombo (CCC) - Jan 23-25
Chilaw 71 & 244 Col CC 181 & 45/1
Group A: Colts v Tamil Union at Colombo (Colts) - Jan 23-25
Tamil Union 207 & 110/0 Colts 296
Group B: Moors v SL Army at Colombo (Moors) - Jan 23-25
Moors 365 SL Army 171/3
Group A: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (NCC) - Jan 23-25
Nondescripts 404 Ragama 240/7
Group B: Saracens v Sinhalese at Katunayake - Jan 23-25
Saracens 272 & 151/5 Sinhalese 198
6th ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin - Jan 25
New Zealand 315/8 Sri Lanka 158/4 (31/50 ov)
5th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v B'desh U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 25, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
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