Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 25 years 262 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 91 68 12 1046 80* 18.67 945 110.68 0 5 83 39 36 0
T20Is 38 31 17 466 49 33.28 299 155.85 0 0 36 23 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 140 109 23 1819 80* 21.15 1687 107.82 0 8 138 73 53 0
Twenty20 120 97 36 1302 72 21.34 889 146.45 0 2 97 67 43 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 91 86 3320 3074 109 6/44 6/44 28.20 5.55 30.4 3 3 0
T20Is 38 28 430 604 23 2/19 2/19 26.26 8.42 18.6 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 140 134 5188 4800 185 6/44 6/44 25.94 5.55 28.0 7 6 0
Twenty20 120 109 1917 2603 104 3/17 3/17 25.02 8.14 18.4 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 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 Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 21, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/34, 37 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (RPS) 21 Dec 2014 LA
2/49, 0* Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (RPS) 19 Dec 2014 LA
54, 0/22 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
16, 0/21 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
27, 1/26 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
0/19 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2014 ODI # 3563
8, 0/18 Sri Lanka v England Hambantota 3 Dec 2014 ODI # 3561
1/16 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 29 Nov 2014 ODI # 3557
4, 3/44 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3554
6, 0/20 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3547
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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Dec 16, 2014

Thisara Perera blasted a 23-ball fifty - the second-quickest for Sri Lanka in an ODI, Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo, December 16, 2014

Thisara Perera blasted a 23-ball fifty - the second-quickest for Sri Lanka in an ODI

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Dec 2, 2014

Thisara Perera trains with team-mates ahead of the third ODI, Hambantota, December 2, 2014

Thisara Perera trains with team-mates ahead of the third ODI

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Nov 29, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates removing Eoin Morgan, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo, November 29, 2014

Thisara Perera celebrates removing Eoin Morgan

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Country Fixtures Country Results
NZ Chairman v Sri Lankans at Queenstown - Dec 21-22
Sri Lankans 173/9d NZ Chairman 37/3
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch
Dec 26-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington
Jan 3-7, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 9, 2015 ()
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