Matches (14)
WPL (1)
PSL 2024 (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)

Full Name

Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera

Born

April 06, 1977, Colombo

Age

46y 332d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 10in

Education

Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte

Ruchira Perera is a lively and hard-working left-arm fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball back into right-handers. He lost form and confidence after his action was labelled suspect during Sri Lanka's early-season tour to England in 2002. After advice from Darryl Foster, a bowling coach and biomechanics expert at the University of Western Australia, he modified his wrist position just before the point of delivery and that cleared the problem with his elbow to the satisfaction of Sri Lanka authorities. But although he returned to international duty in late 2002 against South Africa, his self-belief seeped away and he lost effectiveness. During the next two years he battled hard but gradually became disillusioned, and prior to the recent Provincial Tournament was considering a career playing league cricket in England. However, he regained form during the Provincial Tournament and caught the eye of the selectors and was selected for the 2006 tour of England. He's generally good for team spirit, bringing great humour to the dressing-room, and is respected for his commitment with ball in hand.
September 2006

Ruchira Perera Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests8141130661173/405/13838.883.5066.4000
ODIs1919888820193/233/2343.155.5446.7000
T20Is2242770---11.00-000
FC109-1416486893497/40-24.893.6840.5-121
List A99-421133741355/165/1624.994.8031.1810
T20s44601150---11.50-000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests8963311*11.0012426.61004020
ODIs197284*1.601844.44000020
T20Is22200*-0-000000
FC1091225263833*9.11--00--460
List A99442119321*8.39--00--210
T20s432111.00333.33000010
Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera

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