Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 28 years 304 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Wayamba

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
Tests 16 29 3 910 153* 35.00 1233 73.80 2 4 113 11 17 8
ODIs 91 86 5 2442 135 30.14 2656 91.94 4 13 263 48 33 2
T20Is 36 36 0 1046 84 29.05 755 138.54 0 10 105 39 10 3
First-class 70 116 9 4682 336 43.75 5675 82.50 13 19 513 111 100 23
List A 162 154 13 4717 155 33.45 5092 92.63 7 30 489 101 87 26
T20s 90 87 4 2002 84 24.12 1500 133.46 0 17 188 84 30 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 162 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 15, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 15, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 52 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 15 Jun 2019 ODI # 4159
78, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
29, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v New Zealand Cardiff 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4145
12, 0c/1s Sri Lanka v Australia Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
1c/0s, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
- Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
8 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
33 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 3 Mar 2019 ODI # 4104
- Sri Lankans v CSA Inv XI Benoni 28 Feb 2019 Other OD
20 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 21 Feb 2019 Test # 2348
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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Jun 15, 2019

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera walk out to bat, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval, June 15, 2019

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are only the second captain-wicketkeeper opening pair in a World Cup match

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Jun 15, 2019

Kusal Perera walks back after getting bowled by Mitchell Starc, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval, June 15, 2019

Kusal Perera walks back after getting bowled by Mitchell Starc

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Jun 15, 2019

Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a flying start, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval, June 15, 2019

Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a flying start

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