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Suresh Perera
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Suresh Perera

Sri Lanka
Suresh Perera

INTL CAREER: 1998 - 2001

Full Name

Anhettige Suresh Asanka Perera

Born

February 16, 1978, Colombo

Age

43y 84d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3417743*25.6614852.020012110
ODI2013219556*17.7225775.870115340
FC881201924317824.0607420
List A105821416229023.8507260
T202119320658*12.87196105.1001111010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3540818011/1041/126180.002.64408.00000
ODI2018579522132/252/2540.155.4044.50000
FC88691436611477/7324.903.1747.0020
List A10518051714604/204/2028.565.6930.00100
T20211121333/133/134.336.504.00000
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Suresh Perera walks back after scoring a century for the Sri Lankan Lions
Suresh Perera
Suresh Perera appeals desperately for a breakthrough
Perera toasts his maiden ODI fifty even as Arnold eggs him on
Suresh Perera named man of the match for his vital 28 and 2 wicket burst
Suresh Perera plays an on-drive during his lusty 28