New Delhi310C
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

Age 33Sri LankaSRI LANKA
Left Handed Wicket Keeper

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.

read more
Kusal Perera Ranking
bat
Batting
137ODIN/ATEST106T20
Teams
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • defaultColts Cricket Club
  • defaultPolice Sports Club
  • defaultRuhuna
  • defaultSri Lanka A
  • defaultSri Lankan Invitation XI
  • defaultSri Lanka Schools
  • Rajasthan RoyalsRajasthan Royals
  • defaultWayamba
  • Sri Lanka Under-19Sri Lanka Under-19
  • defaultBasnahira
  • defaultWayamba United
  • defaultRangpur Riders
  • defaultSri Lanka Cricket Board President XI
  • defaultRuhuna Reds
  • defaultSri Lanka Cricket Development XI
  • defaultSouthern Express
  • defaultComilla Victorians
  • defaultColombo
  • defaultKandy
  • defaultSri Lankans
  • defaultKegalle District
  • defaultDambulla
  • defaultDelhi Bulls
  • defaultColombo Strikers
  • defaultDambulla Sixers
  • defaultGalle Marvels
  • defaultKandy Falcons
  • defaultFortune Barishal
  • defaultSLC Greens
  • defaultNew York Strikers
  • defaultMI Emirates

Match Results

Upcoming Matches

Kusal Perera Statistics

Debut
Sri Lanka vs Australia on Jan 13, 2013
Last
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand on Nov 09, 2023
Debut
Sri Lanka vs India on Aug 28, 2015
Last
Sri Lanka vs England on Jan 22, 2021
Debut
Sri Lanka vs Australia on Jan 26, 2013
Last
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan on Feb 21, 2024
Debut
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals on Apr 06, 2013
Last
Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors India on Apr 11, 2013

Kusal Perera Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
116323717630.5392.88
Highest Runs135
Balls Faced128
On DateJun 18, 16
AgainstIrelandIRE

Kusal Perera Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
5035
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Kusal Perera Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
2211777230.9772.25
Highest Runs153
Balls Faced200
On DateFeb 13, 19
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Kusal Perera Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1981
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Kusal Perera Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
66167713026.61130.40
Highest Runs84
Balls Faced59
On DateDec 13, 13
AgainstPakistanPAK

Kusal Perera Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1761
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Kusal Perera Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
214007.00107.69
Highest Runs14
Balls Faced12
On DateApr 06, 13
AgainstDelhi CapitalsDC
Rate your Cricket Experience!
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Ok
  • Not Good
Most Viewed Players