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Suresh Perera      

Full name Anhettige Suresh Asanka Perera

Born February 16, 1978, Colombo

Current age 36 years 165 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Wayamba

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Anhettige Suresh Asanka Perera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 77 43* 25.66 148 52.02 0 0 12 1 1 0
ODIs 20 13 2 195 56* 17.72 257 75.87 0 1 15 3 4 0
First-class 88 120 19 2431 78 24.06 0 7 42 0
List A 105 82 14 1622 90 23.85 0 7 26 0
Twenty20 21 19 3 206 58* 12.87 196 105.10 0 1 11 10 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 408 180 1 1/104 1/126 180.00 2.64 408.0 0 0 0
ODIs 20 18 579 522 13 2/25 2/25 40.15 5.40 44.5 0 0 0
First-class 88 6914 3661 147 7/73 24.90 3.17 47.0 2 0
List A 105 1805 1714 60 4/20 4/20 28.56 5.69 30.0 1 0 0
Twenty20 21 1 12 13 3 3/13 3/13 4.33 6.50 4.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Aug 27-31, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Kandy, Aug 22-25, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jun 19, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Dec 11, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Moors Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Jan 23-25, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Oct 14, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Police), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Basnahira South v Kandurata at Colombo (SSC), Apr 4, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Moors v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 14 Oct 2009 LA
8 Moors v SL Army Panagoda 7 Oct 2009 LA
4 Moors v Badureliya Colombo (Moors) 30 Sep 2009 LA
33 Moors v Col CC Colombo (Moors) 16 Sep 2009 LA
12 Moors v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 9 Sep 2009 LA
5 Moors v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 2 Sep 2009 LA
3 Kandurata v Basnahira S Colombo (SSC) 4 Apr 2009 T20
25* Kandurata v Wayamba Colombo (SSC) 31 Mar 2009 T20
5 Kandurata v Ruhuna Colombo (Colts) 29 Mar 2009 T20
9 Kandurata v Basnahira S Colombo (PSS) 26 Mar 2009 T20
Profile

Suresh Perera was at one time considered to be the most naturally talented allrounder in Sri Lanka by coach Dav Whatmore, who pushed for him to be given an extended opportunity to fulfill his raw potential. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, his sideways-on whippy action allowed him to swing the ball. His outstanding eye for a ball allowed him to score runs freely. He first rose to prominence when selected to play against England A during their tour of Sri Lanka (February 1998) before going on to make his Test debut at The Oval in 1998 Test where he took the wicket of Alec Stewart and smashed an entertaining 43*. This was followed by over a year out of the game with a stress fracture of the back. During the 2000-01 season he made a comeback for his club, the Sinhalese Sports Club, and was then fast tracked back into contention for the Coca-Cola Cup in Sri Lanka (July 2001) and the following three-Test series against India (August 2001). He starred in one match scoring an unbeaten 56 to guide Sri Lanka home against New Zealand, but proved expensive with the ball. He was reported by umpire Steve Bucknor for having a suspect action after the first Test in Galle and the next Test at Kandy - during which it was clear his confidence had taken a knock - was his last outing. Cleared by the ICC, he remained on the fringes of the Sri Lankan squad.

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Suresh Perera walks back after scoring a century for the Sri Lankan Lions in Perth

Suresh Perera walks back after scoring a century for the Sri Lankan Lions

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Sep 9, 2004

Suresh Perera

Suresh Perera

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Aug 1, 2001

1 August 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 8th Match, India v Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

Suresh Perera appeals desperately for a breakthrough

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