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Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

Sri Lanka

WICKET KEEPER
  • 31 yrs.
  • Left Handed

From the outside, when you see this bloke bat, you would feel he is a Sanath Jayasuriya-incarnate. The short-arm jabs, the murderous cuts and the delightful lofted flicks are reminiscent of one of world cricket's most destructive batsman but there is more to Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera than

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Personal Information
Born August 17, 1990
Birth Place Kalubowila
Current age 31
Role Wicket Keeper
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style -
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting 46 65 37
Bowling
All Rounder
Profile

From the outside, when you see this bloke bat, you would feel he is a Sanath Jayasuriya-incarnate. The short-arm jabs, the murderous cuts and the delightful lofted flicks are reminiscent of one of world cricket's most destructive batsman but there is more to Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera than meets the eye.

A left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Kusal Perera represented the Sri Lankan U19 squad regularly since 2007. He was then called up to the side for the U19 World Cup in Malaysia the following year. An aggressive batsman, Perera made his first-class debut for the Colts Cricket Club in 2009 and scored his maiden fifty.

Also a part of the Sri Lankan A side, Perera was included in Ruhunu's Champions League T20 squad in 2011. Two years later, Kusal was called up to Sri Lanka's ODI side for their series against Australia, where he made his international debut. His reputation as a smasher early on in the innings inevitably drew comparisons with Sanath Jayasuriya's style of play and that brought Perera some rich dividends none more so than being roped in by the cash rich Indian T20 League for it's sixth season in 2013. He represented the Rajasthan franchise but managed to play only a couple of games. Sri Lanka stuck with him and he rewarded their faith late in the year 2013 with a Man of the Match performance in the second T20I against Pakistan that secured Sri Lanka's no.1 ranking in the format. A lot of expectations are on the shoulders of this youngster and it would be his loss if he doesn't make his talent count.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2764 126
2 India 2987 119
3 Australia 1844 108
4 England 3753 107
5 Pakistan 2481 92
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2054 121
2 England 3793 119
3 Australia 3244 116
4 India 3624 113
5 South Africa 2267 103
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 7786 278
2 India 7093 273
3 New Zealand 6048 263
4 Pakistan 8883 261
5 South Africa 6640 246
FULL Ranking

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