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Thisara Perera
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Thisara Perera

Sri Lanka|Bowling allrounder
Thisara Perera

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021

Full Name

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

Born

April 03, 1989, Colombo

Age

32y 206d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowling allrounder

Height

6ft 1in

Education

St. Joseph's College, Maradana

TEAMS

A bustling right-arm seamer and sporadically effective left-handed hitter, Thisara Perera has been been in Sri Lanka's short-format sides since 2010. Bowling is ostensibly Perera's major skill but, often deployed in the lower-middle order, he is also capable of delivering furious finishes to an innings. Perera is particularly severe on spin, which has led to his being used as a pinch-hitter through the middle overs, but he has at times also been weak to quality pace bowling.

He is the kind of player for whom form in one discipline usually bleeds into the other. Dropped for the limited-overs series against South Africa in July 2014, but roared back in the following ODI series against Pakistan, getting his bowling and his hitting in order. He struck 78 runs at a rate of 169.56 and claimed a series-high nine wickets at an average of 10.66.

Perera has also done well with bat and ball on previous tours to Australia, and has often been at his best against India, memorably slamming the straight six that completed Sri Lanka's World T20 triumph in 2014. His more recent years have been beset by inconsistency but Perera continues to command a place in the side. He has hat-tricks in both ODIs and T20s.

Perera began his schooling at St Anthony's, Wattala, before accepting a scholarship to join St Joseph's College. It turned out to be a productive move as he teamed up with Angelo Mathews and produced many noteworthy performances in the thriving schools cricket scene. Perera played a key role in helping his school break the hoodoo in the Battle of the Saints (against St Peters College) that lasted more than 35 years. He received his maiden national call-up during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 as an emergency replacement for Mathews.

That quickly led to an IPL contract, as he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $50,000, and he has been one of the few Sri Lanka players to consistently find employment in the competition.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test68954653114/634/15159.364.1086.7100
ODI166157590057401756/446/4432.795.8333.7540
T20I846711021717513/243/2433.669.3421.6000
FC335235902299565/696/13941.053.8464.1210
List A253233889386142826/446/4430.545.8131.51170
T20297266455965712495/265/2626.388.6418.3120
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test61002037520.3027873.020121410
ODI16613316233814019.982086112.0811017684620
T20I84742212046123.15794151.63038864300
FC335261409113*30.63163386.281813354240
List A25320332398614023.303552112.21218300159900
T2029725068374897*20.592502149.80092652121220
Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Royals vs Kings3--11-Sep-2021BasseterreT20
Royals vs Tallawahs--2/1728-Aug-2021BasseterreT20
Royals vs Trinbago60/2727-Aug-2021BasseterreT20
Royals vs Patriots30/3826-Aug-2021BasseterreT20
Kings vs Zalmi372/1021-Jun-2021Abu DhabiT20

Photos


Thisara Perera and Imad Wasim celebrate a wicket
Thisara Perera celebrates a wicket
Thisara Perera makes room to power the ball through the offside
A moment of celebration for Jaffna Stallions as Shoaib Malik strikes again
Jaffna Stallions captain Thisara Perera is all smiles with the trophy
Thisara Perera and Johnson Charles rejoice with the LPL trophy