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Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 23 years 246 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s

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
ODIs 27 25 3 620 106 28.18 738 84.01 1 3 62 18 10 0
T20Is 17 17 0 511 84 30.05 380 134.47 0 5 48 21 4 0
First-class 37 57 2 2641 336 48.01 3094 85.35 8 8 267 75 68 14
List A 81 76 7 2028 155 29.39 2297 88.28 2 12 183 48 54 22
Twenty20 55 53 4 1029 84 21.00 840 122.50 0 8 86 45 20 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 8, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
26 Sri Lanka v West Indies Dhaka 3 Apr 2014 T20I # 398
16 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 395
3 Sri Lanka v England Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 387
14 Sri Lanka v Netherlands Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 384
61 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
4 Sri Lanka v West Indies Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
21 Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
42 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dhaka 8 Mar 2014 ODI # 3486
0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 6 Mar 2014 ODI # 3485
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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Apr 3, 2014

Kusal Perera was bowled off the inside edge, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014

Kusal Perera was bowled off the inside edge

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Apr 3, 2014

Kusal Perera hits over the top, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014

Kusal Perera hits over the top

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Mar 24, 2014

Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka to a quick start, Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, March 24, 2014

Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka to a quick start

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Tour Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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