Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 29 years 64 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 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 39 39 0 1071 84 27.46 787 136.08 0 10 107 39 11 4
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 93 90 4 2027 84 23.56 1532 132.31 0 17 190 84 31 17
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 169 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 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 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 0c/1s Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 6 Sep 2019 T20I # 880
11, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 3 Sep 2019 T20I # 879
11, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 1 Sep 2019 T20I # 878
0, 0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
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
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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Sep 1, 2019

Kusal Perera slams the ball down the ground, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 1, 2019

Kusal Perera slams the ball down the ground

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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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