Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 28 years 221 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 88 83 5 2283 135 29.26 2515 90.77 4 11 246 47 32 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 159 151 13 4558 155 33.02 4951 92.06 7 28 472 100 86 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 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 159 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Mar 10, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Mar 10, 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
- 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
51, 153* Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 13 Feb 2019 Test # 2347
29*, 0 Sri Lanka v Australia Canberra 1 Feb 2019 Test # 2345
3 Sri Lankans v CA XI Hobart 17 Jan 2019 Other
23 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
43 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 8 Jan 2019 ODI # 4076
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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Mar 10, 2019

Kusal Perera was injured while fielding early in South Africa's innings, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019

Kusal Perera was injured while fielding early in South Africa's innings

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Feb 22, 2019

Kusal Perera strikes a massive six, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Kusal Perera strikes a massive six

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Feb 16, 2019

An ecstatic Kusal Perera after taking Sri Lanka to an improbable win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, 2019

An ecstatic Kusal Perera after taking Sri Lanka to an improbable win

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