Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 25 years 15 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 75 55 12 782 80* 18.18 748 104.54 0 3 57 27 27 0
T20Is 37 30 17 417 35* 32.07 279 149.46 0 0 29 21 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 119 91 21 1424 80* 20.34 1381 103.11 0 5 103 55 42 0
Twenty20 111 91 35 1202 72 21.46 833 144.29 0 2 85 63 42 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 75 70 2863 2605 94 6/44 6/44 27.71 5.45 30.4 2 3 0
T20Is 37 27 412 580 22 2/19 2/19 26.36 8.44 18.7 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 119 113 4491 4133 158 6/44 6/44 26.15 5.52 28.4 6 5 0
Twenty20 111 100 1755 2393 92 3/17 3/17 26.01 8.18 19.0 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23* Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
16 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 395
23*, 0/14 Sri Lanka v England Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 387
- Sri Lanka v Netherlands Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 384
8, 0/18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
0/14, 0 Sri Lanka v West Indies Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
18*, 0/8 Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/66 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dhaka 8 Mar 2014 ODI # 3486
2/29, 15 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 6 Mar 2014 ODI # 3485
19*, 3/29 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dhaka 3 Mar 2014 ODI # 3481
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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Apr 6, 2014

Thisara Perera slams a six, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014

Thisara Perera slams a six

© ICC

Mar 27, 2014

Thisara Perera swung to good effect late in the innings, England v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March, 27, 2014

Thisara Perera swung to good effect late in the innings

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Mar 9, 2014

Thisara Perera hoists the Asia Cup into the air on an open-top bus, Colombo, March 9, 2014

Thisara Perera hoists the Asia Cup into the air on an open-top bus

© Associated Press

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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