Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 24 years 6 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
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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