Thisara Perera      

Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born April 3, 1989, Colombo

Current age 26 years 15 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wayamba

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education St. Joseph's College, Maradana

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 203 75 20.30 278 73.02 0 1 21 4 1 0
ODIs 104 77 13 1135 80* 17.73 1012 112.15 0 5 92 41 45 0
T20Is 38 31 17 466 49 33.28 299 155.85 0 0 36 23 13 0
First-class 32 50 6 1389 113* 31.56 1612 86.16 1 8 131 53 23 0
List A 153 118 24 1908 80* 20.29 1754 108.77 0 8 147 75 62 0
Twenty20 121 98 36 1307 72 21.08 894 146.19 0 2 97 67 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 8 954 653 11 4/63 4/151 59.36 4.10 86.7 1 0 0
ODIs 104 99 3851 3683 119 6/44 6/44 30.94 5.73 32.3 3 3 0
T20Is 38 28 430 604 23 2/19 2/19 26.26 8.42 18.6 0 0 0
First-class 32 50 3452 2212 55 5/69 6/139 40.21 3.84 62.7 2 1 0
List A 153 147 5719 5409 195 6/44 6/44 27.73 5.67 29.3 7 6 0
Twenty20 121 110 1935 2632 104 3/17 3/17 25.30 8.16 18.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, May 26-30, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, Dec 24, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Nov 21-23, 2008 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 Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Nov 19, 2008 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira North v Wayamba at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sinhalese Sports Club v Saracens Sports Club at Panagoda, Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/29, 5 Sinhalese v Saracens Panagoda 1 Apr 2015 T20
0, 0/10 Sri Lanka v South Africa Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
7, 1/41 Sri Lanka v Scotland Hobart 11 Mar 2015 ODI # 3632
2/87, 8 Sri Lanka v Australia Sydney 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3629
1/55 Sri Lanka v England Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
1/33 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Melbourne 26 Feb 2015 ODI # 3615
1/54, 47* Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dunedin 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3609
17, 0/13 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
4, 0/30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
20, 1/42 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 29 Jan 2015 ODI # 3594
Profile

An attacking allrounder, Thisara Perera began his schooling at St Anthony's, Wattala, before accepting a scholarship to join St Joseph's College. It turned out to be a productive move as he teamed up with Angelo Mathews and produced many noteworthy performances in the thriving schools cricket scene. Perera played a key role in helping his school break the hoodoo in the Battle of the Saints (against St Peters College) that lasted more than 35 years. Perera received his maiden national call-up during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 as an emergency replacement, ironically, for Mathews. It quickly led to an IPL contract when he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $50,000. Perera is fast establishing himself as one of Sri Lanka's key 'impact' players, capable of clearing the ropes and breaking partnerships with his nippy seam bowling. During the home one-dayers against Pakistan in 2012, he became the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs.
Cricinfo Staff June 2012

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Mar 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is elated after drawing a mistake from Eoin Morgan, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Thisara Perera is elated after drawing a mistake from Eoin Morgan

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Feb 22, 2015

Thisara Perera creams one through the off side, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Thisara Perera creams one through the off side

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Jan 23, 2015

Thisara Perera celebrates Kane Williamson's wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015

Thisara Perera celebrates Kane Williamson's wicket

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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