Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 29 years 292 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Schools Invitation XI, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Wayamba

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 18 33 3 934 153* 31.13 1263 73.95 2 4 118 11 19 8
ODIs 101 96 5 2825 135 31.04 3051 92.59 5 14 311 49 43 3
T20Is 47 46 0 1293 84 28.10 956 135.25 0 12 123 47 13 5
First-class 72 120 9 4706 336 42.39 5705 82.48 13 19 518 111 102 23
List A 174 166 14 5366 161* 35.30 5729 93.66 10 31 572 110 102 29
T20s 101 97 4 2249 84 24.18 1701 132.21 0 19 206 92 33 18
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 101 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 174 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 101 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 26, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 6, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Sep 30, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Basnahira South v Schools Invitation XI at Colombo (Burgher), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 6, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 6 Mar 2020 T20I # 1078
0c/0s, 66 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 4 Mar 2020 T20I # 1075
44, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4250
0, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v West Indies Hambantota 26 Feb 2020 ODI # 4247
0c/0s, 42 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
0c/1s, 7 Sri Lanka v India Pune 10 Jan 2020 T20I # 1027
34, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v India Indore 7 Jan 2020 T20I # 1026
- Sri Lanka v India Guwahati 5 Jan 2020 T20I # 1025
14, 0c/0s Delhi Bulls v Qalandars Abu Dhabi 22 Nov 2019 Other OD
0c/0s, 45* Delhi Bulls v Arabians Abu Dhabi 21 Nov 2019 Other OD
Profile

Possessed of a short backlift, powerful forearms and relentless bloody-mindedness, left-handed batsman Kusal 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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Mar 8, 2020

Kusal Perera had to go off the field after hurting a finger, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd T20I, Pallekele, March 6, 2020

Kusal Perera had to go off the field after hurting a finger

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Mar 1, 2020

Kusal Perera dives in to reach the crease, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020

Kusal Perera dives in to reach the crease

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Jan 10, 2020

Virat Kohli is caught short of his crease, India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Pune

Virat Kohli is caught short of his crease

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