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Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 26 years 191 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, 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
Tests 10 18 0 565 110 31.38 756 74.73 1 3 74 4 16 8
ODIs 68 65 3 1635 135 26.37 1815 90.08 3 8 171 39 26 2
T20Is 25 25 0 635 84 25.40 487 130.39 0 5 66 23 7 2
First-class 60 97 5 4097 336 44.53 4884 83.88 12 15 442 101 97 23
List A 134 128 10 3655 155 30.97 3991 91.58 6 22 364 85 76 24
Twenty20 74 71 4 1391 84 20.76 1102 126.22 0 10 126 61 26 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 134 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Panagoda, Feb 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0 Colts v Tamil Union Panagoda 14 Feb 2017 FC
16, 1 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (CCC) 28 Jan 2017 FC
0, 0 Colts v Sinhalese Katunayake 20 Jan 2017 FC
7, 6 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
25, 51 Sri Lankans v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 18 Dec 2016 Other
14 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
7 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bulawayo 23 Nov 2016 ODI # 3808
- Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
4 Sri Lanka v West Indies Harare 16 Nov 2016 ODI # 3805
21 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
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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Dec 29, 2016

The South African players get together to celebrate the wicket of Kusal Perera, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, December 29, 2016

The South African players get together to celebrate the wicket of Kusal Perera

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Nov 9, 2016

Kusal Perera consistently used the reverse-sweep during his 62, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016

Kusal Perera consistently used the reverse-sweep during his 62

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Nov 9, 2016

Kusal Perera cuts en route to his half-century, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016

Kusal Perera cuts en route to his half-century

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Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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