Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 24 years 225 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, 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 43 41 3 866 106 22.78 1022 84.73 1 4 89 24 14 0
T20Is 18 18 0 521 84 28.94 390 133.58 0 5 49 22 5 0
First-class 42 66 3 3004 336 47.68 3467 86.64 9 9 302 89 75 14
List A 106 101 9 2575 155 27.98 2932 87.82 2 17 238 64 61 22
Twenty20 60 58 4 1116 84 20.66 914 122.10 0 8 97 48 23 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 106 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 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 Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lahore Lions v Southern Express at Raipur, Sep 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
24 Sri Lanka v Scotland Hobart 11 Mar 2015 ODI # 3632
74, 1c/0s, 108*, 0c/0s Colts v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 27 Feb 2015 FC
2c/0s, 7, 2c/0s, 36 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 13 Feb 2015 FC
31, 11 Colts v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 23 Jan 2015 FC
48 Colts v SL Air SC Katunayake 16 Jan 2015 FC
55 Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (RPS) 21 Dec 2014 LA
62* Colts v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 18 Dec 2014 LA
0 Colts v SL Air SC Colombo (Colts) 16 Dec 2014 LA
44 Colts v Moors Colombo (Colts) 14 Dec 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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Mar 18, 2015

Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015

Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind

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Mar 10, 2015

Hop, skip and jump: Kusal Perera trains with a skipping rope, World Cup 2015, Hobart, March 10, 2015

Hop, skip and jump: Kusal Perera trains with a skipping rope

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Dec 6, 2014

Kusal Perera retains the backing of his captain, Colombo, December 6, 2014

Kusal Perera retains the backing of his captain

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 7, 2012
India won by 39 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
India won by 20 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2012
India won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
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