Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 26 years 310 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Guyana Amazon Warriors, 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 110 81 13 1178 80* 17.32 1083 108.77 0 5 92 42 49 0
T20Is 42 35 17 503 49 27.94 335 150.14 0 0 39 24 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 160 122 24 1951 80* 19.90 1825 106.90 0 8 147 76 67 0
Twenty20 147 121 38 1644 72 19.80 1153 142.58 0 2 122 83 59 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 110 105 4067 3889 123 6/44 6/44 31.61 5.73 33.0 3 3 0
T20Is 42 32 508 726 27 2/19 2/19 26.88 8.57 18.8 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 160 154 5995 5692 200 6/44 6/44 28.46 5.69 29.9 7 6 0
Twenty20 147 136 2399 3251 133 5/26 5/26 24.44 8.13 18.0 0 1 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 Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 10, 2016 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 Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandy Crusaders v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/16 Crusaders v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
14*, 1/24 Crusaders v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
0/27, 32 Crusaders v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
2, 0/11 Crusaders v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
22, 1/35 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
1/35, 5 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2016 T20
3/28, 47 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 13 Jan 2016 T20
11, 0/21 Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 12 Jan 2016 T20
6, 1/26 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 10 Jan 2016 T20I # 476
0/39, 28 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
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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Latest Photos

Aug 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is stumped off Shoaib Malik's bowling, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is stumped off Shoaib Malik's bowling

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Mar 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is elated after drawing a mistake from Eoin Morgan, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is elated after drawing a mistake from Eoin Morgan

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Feb 22, 2015

Thisara Perera creams one through the off side, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Thisara Perera creams one through the off side

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Quarter-Final: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dhaka - Feb 7
S Lanka U19 won by 6 wickets (with 86 balls remaining)
Semi-Final: India U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dhaka
Feb 9, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
1st T20I: India v Sri Lanka at Pune
Feb 9, 2016 (19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
Super Eight: Col CC v Colts at Colombo (PSS)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Moors v Nondescripts at Colombo (Colts)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Ragama v Galle CC at Colombo (SSC)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (Moors)
Feb 11-14, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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