Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 29 years 8 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 17 31 3 934 153* 33.35 1256 74.36 2 4 118 11 19 8
ODIs 98 93 5 2739 135 31.12 2945 93.00 5 14 303 49 43 3
T20Is 36 36 0 1046 84 29.05 755 138.54 0 10 105 39 10 3
First-class 71 118 9 4706 336 43.17 5698 82.59 13 19 518 111 102 23
List A 169 161 13 5014 155 33.87 5381 93.17 8 31 529 102 97 27
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 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 169 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 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 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 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
1, 23 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
42, 2c/1s Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 31 Jul 2019 ODI # 4195
1c/0s, 30 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 28 Jul 2019 ODI # 4194
111, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 26 Jul 2019 ODI # 4193
18, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v India Leeds 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4187
64, 2c/0s Sri Lanka v West Indies Chester-le-Street 1 Jul 2019 ODI # 4180
30, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v South Africa Chester-le-Street 28 Jun 2019 ODI # 4176
2, 4c/0s Sri Lanka v England Leeds 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4168
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
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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Jul 31, 2019

Kusal Perera consolidated Sri Lanka's innings, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 31, 2019

Kusal Perera consolidated Sri Lanka's innings

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Jul 28, 2019

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera run between the wickets, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Colombo, July 28, 2019

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera run between the wickets

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Jul 26, 2019

Kusal Perera savours the moment after getting a century, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, July 26, 2019

Kusal Perera savours the moment after getting a century

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