Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 29 years 323 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Gloucestershire, Guyana Amazon Warriors, ICC World XI, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Melbourne Renegades, Montreal Tigers, Multan Sultans, Mumbai Indians, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wayamba, World-XI

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 148 115 16 2091 140 21.12 1841 113.57 1 10 163 79 57 0
T20Is 76 67 21 1120 61 24.34 723 154.91 0 3 85 60 30 0
First-class 33 52 6 1409 113* 30.63 1633 86.28 1 8 133 54 24 0
List A 220 174 30 3358 140 23.31 3009 111.59 2 14 255 135 81 0
T20s 257 215 60 3132 84 20.20 2122 147.59 0 7 216 176 107 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 148 139 5254 5148 165 6/44 6/44 31.20 5.87 31.8 5 4 0
T20Is 76 63 1036 1583 51 3/24 3/24 31.03 9.16 20.3 0 0 0
First-class 33 52 3590 2299 56 5/69 6/139 41.05 3.84 64.1 2 1 0
List A 220 208 7965 7792 263 6/44 6/44 29.62 5.86 30.2 10 7 0
T20s 257 235 4139 5894 226 5/26 5/26 26.07 8.54 18.3 1 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 Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 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 11, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Nov 21-23, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Dambulla v Colombo at Dambulla, Apr 21-24, 2018 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 Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Katunayake, Feb 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/25 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Katunayake 18 Feb 2019 T20
5, 0/18 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (Burgher) 16 Feb 2019 T20
16, 0/18 Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (Bloomfield) 15 Feb 2019 T20
2/35 Victorians v Dynamites Dhaka 8 Feb 2019 T20
0/7 Victorians v Riders Dhaka 4 Feb 2019 T20
3 Victorians v Riders Dhaka 2 Feb 2019 T20
9, 0/3 Victorians v Dynamites Dhaka 1 Feb 2019 T20
0/22, 10* Victorians v Vikings Chattogram 29 Jan 2019 T20
11, 1/28 Victorians v Titans Chattogram 28 Jan 2019 T20
26, 3/14 Victorians v Dynamites Dhaka 22 Jan 2019 T20
Profile

A bustling right-arm seamer and sporadically effective left-handed hitter, Thisara Perera has been been in Sri Lanka's short-format sides since 2010. Bowling is ostensibly Perera's major skill but, often deployed in the lower-middle order, he is also capable of delivering furious finishes to an innings. Perera is particularly severe on spin, which has led to his being used as a pinch-hitter through the middle overs, but he has at times also been weak to quality pace bowling.

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Jan 30, 2019

The team is in dire need of steady leadership and guidance, Thisara wrote in his letter

The team is in dire need of steady leadership and guidance, Thisara wrote in his letter

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Jan 8, 2019

Thisara Perera waged a lone battle again with a superb half-century, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, January 8, 2019

Thisara Perera waged a lone battle again with a superb half-century

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Jan 8, 2019

Thisara Perera goes on the front foot to drive on the up, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, January 8, 2019

Thisara Perera goes on the front foot to drive on the up

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