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Thisara Perera

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Board XI, Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Punjab, Chennai, Mumbai, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Kochi, Brisbane Heat, Basnahira, Kandurata Warriors, Hyderabad, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Antigua Hawksbills, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Uthura Yellows, Yaal Blazers
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
75
Batting:
51
Bowling:
48
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
April 03, 1989, Colombo

Profile

A burly and strong man, Thisara Perera is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats left handed and has been touted as a genuine all-rounder in the Sri Lankan ranks. He earned his call-up to the national squad in 2009 as an emergency backup to an injured Angelo Mathews and has since then impressed with both bat and ball.

Opening the bowling for his Under-19 squad, Thisara performed well on the England tour and was brilliant in a tri-nation tournament involving India and Bangladesh, picking up eight wickets in four matches. His performances earned him a ticket to Sri Lanka's Under-19 team for the World Cup held in Malaysia in 2008. Injuries to senior players paved the way for an ODI debut against India in 2009. Thisara also took six wickets in the tri-series involving India and Bangladesh in Dhaka and shared a match-winning partnership with Thilan Samaraweera against India. Since then, Perera has regularly featured in ODIs and T20Is for Sri Lanka and has made a reputation for himself for his ability to strike a heavy ball and clear the boundary with relative ease.

Due to his all-round prowess, Perera was usurped by the Chennai franchise in the Indian T20 League in 2010. He then represented the now defunct Kerala franchise in 2011 before being transferred to Mumbai for the 5th edition of the Indian T20 League in 2012. The following year, he was released from Mumbai and traded to the Hyderabad franchise for the sixth edition of the league. Perera’s pattern of one-year stints in various teams in the league continued when he became the only Sri Lankan player to be bought in the 2014 auction. He was one of the many key buys made by Mohali. In the Big Bash League, Perera was picked by Brisbane Heat.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 6 10 203 0 20.30 73.02 0 1 75
ODI 108 80 1163 13 17.35 108.69 0 5 80*
T20 40 33 469 17 29.31 153.26 0 0 49
IPL 25 20 272 5 18.13 127.10 0 0 40
CLT20 14 13 166 3 16.60 139.49 0 1 57*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 6 8 954 653 11 4/63 / 59.36 4.10 1 0 0 2
ODI 108 103 4019 3831 122 6/44 / 31.40 5.71 3 3 0 82
T20 40 30 478 661 26 2/19 / 25.42 8.29 0 0 0 12
IPL 25 25 499 690 22 3/20 / 31.36 8.29 0 0 0 14
CLT20 14 14 234 341 12 2/15 / 28.41 8.74 0 0 0 10
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 48 0 12
T20 13 0 4
IPL 7 0 4
CLT20 6 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2012
 
ODI:
2009-2015
 
T20:
2010-2015
 
IPL:
2010-2015
 
CLT20:
2009-2014
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - May 26, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Jul 08, 2012
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Dec 24, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jul 26, 2015
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Providence Stadium, Guyana - May 03, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Aug 01, 2015
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Mumbai at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Mar 25, 2010
Last played:
Punjab Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 01, 2015
CLT20
Debut:
Wayamba Vs Victoria at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 13, 2009
Last played:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 02, 2014
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