Kusal Perera      

Full name Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera

Born August 17, 1990, Kalubowila

Current age 30 years 157 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, Kandy Tuskers, 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 21 39 3 1157 153* 32.13 1590 72.76 2 7 148 12 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 75 126 9 4929 336 42.12 6032 81.71 13 22 548 112 102 23
List A 174 166 14 5366 161* 35.30 5729 93.66 10 31 572 110 102 29
T20s 109 105 4 2458 87 24.33 1859 132.22 0 20 230 96 38 19
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 101 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 75 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 174 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 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 England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 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 Galle Gladiators v Kandy Tuskers at Hambantota, Dec 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20, 62 Sri Lanka v England Galle 14 Jan 2021 Test # 2403
60, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 3 Jan 2021 Test # 2401
16, 64 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2399
0, 0c/0s Tuskers v Gladiators Hambantota 10 Dec 2020 T20
2c/0s, 42 Tuskers v Stallions Hambantota 9 Dec 2020 T20
4, 2c/0s Tuskers v Kings Hambantota 5 Dec 2020 T20
41, 1c/0s Tuskers v Viiking Hambantota 3 Dec 2020 T20
0c/1s, 4 Tuskers v Stallions Hambantota 1 Dec 2020 T20
27, 0c/0s Tuskers v Gladiators Hambantota 30 Nov 2020 T20
0c/0s, 4 Tuskers v Viiking Hambantota 28 Nov 2020 T20
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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Jan 16, 2021

Kusal Perera brought up a well-compiled half-century, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Kusal Perera brought up a well-compiled half-century

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Jan 16, 2021

Kusal Perera took a nasty blow to the hand from Mark Wood, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Kusal Perera took a nasty blow to the hand from Mark Wood

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Jan 16, 2021

Kusal Perera cuts into the covers, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Kusal Perera cuts into the covers

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