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Sri Lanka in the UAE and Pakistan 2016-17

Thisara to captain Sri Lanka's T20 side in Lahore

Oct 21, 2017: Nine of the 16 chosen to play the T20s against Pakistan did not feature in the team's last assignment

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Pakistan v World XI, 2nd T20I, Independence Cup 2017, Lahore

Amla, Thisara star in World XI's last-over win

Sep 13, 2017: While Amla anchored the chase with a half-century, the series-levelling victory was made possible courtesy Thisara's unbeaten 19-ball 47

The Report by Danyal Rasool in Lahore

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Thisara, Siriwardana return to ODI squad

Aug 15, 2017: Sri Lanka's squad for the five-match series against India also includes Malinda Pushpakumara and Vishwa Fernando, who are yet to make their ODI debuts

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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Thisara, Jayasuriya earn T20 call-ups

Apr 2, 2017: Kusal Mendis has been omitted from Sri Lanka's T20I squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh; Kusal Perera's inclusion subject to fitness

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

SL break ODI drought to level series

Apr 1, 2017: Sri Lanka rode a fast start and a fast finish to a competitive score, bowled with discipline, and found some spirit in the field to defeat Bangladesh by 70 runs and snap a six-match losing streak that stretched back to January

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Countdown : 17 days to go

On the dressing-room tour

Mar 19, 2017: These players have their kit bags constantly packed as they move from one IPL franchise to another

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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Kusal Perera, Thisara return to Sri Lanka ODI squad

Mar 17, 2017: Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera were recalled to Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the series against Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2016-17, Adelaide

Renegades' six-run win keeps them alive

Jan 16, 2017: The Melbourne Renegades kept their chances alive in the BBL with a six-run win that knocked the Adelaide Strikers out

The Report by Geoff Lemon

Big Bash League 2016-17

Thisara Perera and Tymal Mills sign with BBL

Jan 6, 2017: Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera and England pacer Tymal Mills are the latest additions to the Big Bash League 2016-17, coming in for the Melbourne Renegades and the Brisbane Heat respectively

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BPL 2016-17

All-round Perera studs Barisal win

Nov 11, 2016: Seventeen runs in the 17th over took Barisal Bulls home in an otherwise balanced contest, leaving Comilla Victorians winless in the tournament

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Aug 25, 2016: Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera was fined 15% of his match fee while Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second ODI in Colombo

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Pak A v SL A, England tri-series

Jaahid, Azam star in Pakistan A's four-wicket win

Jul 23, 2016: A 139-run third-wicket partnership between opener Jaahid Ali and captain Babar Azam set up a four-wicket win for Pakistan A over Sri Lanka A in Northampton

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

Kulasekara replaces Prasad in ODI squad

Dec 18, 2015: Nuwan Kulasekara has replaced the injured Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's squad for the ODI series in New Zealand, which begins on December 26

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Rangpur Riders v Chittagong Vikings, BPL, Mirpur

Misbah trumps Amir in Rangpur's last-ball win

Nov 22, 2015: Mohammad Amir claimed career-best T20 figures on his BPL debut but he was unable to prevent Rangpur Riders from winning off the last ball, by two wickets, in the tournament opener against Chittagong Vikings

The Report by Mohammad Isam

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015-16

Thisara back, but Sri Lanka T20 squad focus on youth

Nov 5, 2015: Rookie bowlers Binura Fernando and Jeffrey Vandersay, as well as allrounder Shehan Jayasuriya, find places in Sri Lanka's squad for the West Indies T20s

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015, Pune

T20 leagues offer great learning opportunities - Thisara

Apr 9, 2015: Thisara Perera has said he likes playing T20 cricket around the world, but was also hoping to find a way back into Sri Lanka's Test side

Arun Venugopal

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Three pairs of fours, and Maxwell's moment of truth

Mar 8, 2015: Plays of the day from the game between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney

Andrew Fidel Fernando, Daniel Brettig and Jarrod Kimber

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Thisara seeks bowling mojo at 'lucky' MCG

Feb 24, 2015: The past year has seen Thisara Perera vacillate between extremes of performance. The challenge to him, as for his team, is to rediscover the powers that saw them burn so brightly in parts of 2014

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015

Thisara important to team balance - Mahela

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene has marked out allrounder Thisara Perera as a key man in Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, labelling him a "match-winner" and a player that can bring balance to the XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

'No one gives us any chance in any tournament'

Feb 21, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene talks about Sri Lanka's struggles so far in the World Cup, and why their batsmen take as long to bloom as they do

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando
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