Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 28 years 186 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 15 28 3 890 153* 35.60 1218 73.07 2 4 110 10 17 8
ODIs 85 81 5 2242 135 29.50 2456 91.28 4 11 242 47 32 2
T20Is 36 36 0 1046 84 29.05 755 138.54 0 10 105 39 10 3
First-class 69 115 9 4662 336 43.98 5660 82.36 13 19 510 110 100 23
List A 156 149 13 4517 155 33.21 4892 92.33 7 28 468 100 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 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 156 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Durban, Feb 13-16, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 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 Durban, Feb 13-16, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 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
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
4 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2019 ODI # 4075
102 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 3 Jan 2019 ODI # 4074
23, 2 Colts v Negombo Colombo (Colts) 21 Dec 2018 FC
0, 12 Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 14 Dec 2018 FC
30 Sri Lanka v England Dambulla 13 Oct 2018 ODI # 4053
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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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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Feb 16, 2019

Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando celebrate a sensational Sri Lanka win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, 2019

Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando celebrate a sensational Sri Lanka win

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Feb 16, 2019

Kusal Perera stretches his arms and looks skyward after taking Sri Lanka to a one-wicket win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, 2019

Kusal Perera stretches his arms and looks skyward after taking Sri Lanka to a one-wicket win

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