Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 29 years 156 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, 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 18 33 3 934 153* 31.13 1263 73.95 2 4 118 11 19 8
ODIs 98 93 5 2739 135 31.12 2945 93.00 5 14 303 49 43 3
T20Is 45 44 0 1212 84 27.54 905 133.92 0 11 115 44 13 5
First-class 72 120 9 4706 336 42.39 5705 82.48 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 99 95 4 2168 84 23.82 1650 131.39 0 18 198 89 33 18
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 169 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 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 Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Jan 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/1s, 7 Sri Lanka v India Pune 10 Jan 2020 T20I # 1027
34, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v India Indore 7 Jan 2020 T20I # 1026
- Sri Lanka v India Guwahati 5 Jan 2020 T20I # 1025
14, 0c/0s Delhi Bulls v Qalandars Abu Dhabi 22 Nov 2019 Other OD
0c/0s, 45* Delhi Bulls v Arabians Abu Dhabi 21 Nov 2019 Other OD
4, 0c/0s Delhi Bulls v Warriors Abu Dhabi 19 Nov 2019 Other OD
1c/0s, 43 Delhi Bulls v Bangla Tiger Abu Dhabi 18 Nov 2019 Other OD
0c/0s, 9 Delhi Bulls v Tuskers Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2019 Other OD
1c/0s, 8 Delhi Bulls v Gladiators Abu Dhabi 15 Nov 2019 Other OD
57, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 993
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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Jan 10, 2020

Virat Kohli is caught short of his crease, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Pune

Virat Kohli is caught short of his crease

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Jan 10, 2020

Kusal Perera looks confident he has stumped KL Rahul, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Pune

Kusal Perera looks confident he has stumped KL Rahul

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Jan 7, 2020

Kusal Perera whips a short ball through the leg side, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Indore, January 7, 2020

Kusal Perera whips a short ball through the leg side

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