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Kusal Perera Kusal Perera Height: 1.68 m DOB: August 17, 1990

Blessed with a powerful forearm, the left-handed pocket dynamo is virtually unstoppable when he is at his best. Idolising the legendary Sanath Jayasuriya, the diminutive batsman has also adapted his batting style along the lines of the icon and guarantees full value for money for as long as he stays at the crease. Usually playing at No.3 in the side, he has also donned the opener's role in the past and will form a core part of the Sri Lankan squad in its pursuit for global domination in England in 2019.

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Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera returns to Sri Lanka squad for England Tests

Cricket | Mar 10, 2020, 09:40 AM IST

Sri Lanka will host England in a two-match Test series, starting on March 19.

IND vs SL | Senior players will have to pull up their socks: Kusal Perera

IND vs SL | Senior players will have to pull up their socks against India: Kusal Perera

Cricket | Jan 06, 2020, 01:54 PM IST

The Sri Lanka cricket team is going through a transition phase, struggling to replace stalwarts such as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Test cricket

Test cricket is alive and kicking! Kohli, Bumrah, Pujara, Cummins and now Perera are proof

Cricket | Feb 17, 2019, 02:43 PM IST

Test cricket continues to be the premier stage of the sport despite mushrooming of cash-rich T20 leagues around the world.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019

We never saw it coming, says Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha after miracle win over South Africa

Cricket | Feb 17, 2019, 04:02 PM IST

Chasing an unlikely 304, Sri Lanka was 226-9 and looked out of it at Kingsmead with the 10th wicket an apparent formality.

'A superman effort from him': Faf du Plessis on Kusal Perera's match winning knock

'A superman effort from him': Faf du Plessis on Kusal Perera's match winning knock

Cricket | Feb 16, 2019, 11:27 PM IST

Perera almost single-handedly won the game but No. 11 batsman Vishwa Fernando played a crucial role as he hung around for 27 balls for his 6 not out to allow Perera, with nothing to lose.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa

1st Test: Kusal Perera's heroics seals thriller 1-wicket win over South Africa, Sri Lanka go 1-0 up

Cricket | Feb 17, 2019, 04:04 PM IST

Kusal Perera's unbeaten 158 took Sri Lanka to a stunning 1-wicket victory against South Africa as he put up a 78-run partnership for the last wicket to seal a sensational win in Durban.

Australia vs sri lanka

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Mitchell Starc's five-for and Usman Khawaja's ton set visitors 516 to win

Cricket | Feb 03, 2019, 02:13 PM IST

Starc claimed his 10th five-wicket haul in tests by taking the final two Sri Lanka wickets in his first over after lunch.

Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Another visiting batsman injured by a bouncer on Day 3

Cricket | Feb 03, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

Perera was to undergo a mandatory concussion test after he was unable to continue batting at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

Kusal Perera

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Kusal Perera cleared of serious injury after nasty blow

Cricket | Jun 26, 2018, 05:52 PM IST

In Perera's absence, Danushka Gunathilaka was called in to open the batting for Sri Lanka in their second innings.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Day 3: 20 wickets tumble in a day leaving Sri Lanka needing 63 more to win

Cricket | Jun 26, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Sri Lanka captain Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara took three wickets each as the Windies squandered their opportunity to bat the tourists out of the game.

Nidahas Trophy 1st T20I

Nidahas Trophy, 1st T20I: Kusal Perera's fifty helps Sri Lanka edge past India in opener

Cricket | Mar 06, 2018, 11:41 PM IST

In the absence of senior bowlers, the Indian attack looked pedestrian as Sri Lanka chased down a stiff 175-run target with nine balls to spare, as Kusal played a match-winning knock of 66 runs off just 37 balls.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017

Kusal Perera shares Sri Lanka's struggle with wrist spinners

Cricket | Dec 23, 2017, 12:18 PM IST

Yadav dismissed Kusal, captain Thisara Perera and Asela Gunaratne in the 15th over to end Sri Lankan hopes.

ishant fifer destroys sri lanka president s xi top order

Ishant fifer destroys Sri Lanka President's XI top-order

Cricket | Aug 07, 2015, 01:10 PM IST

Colombo: Ishant Sharma wrecked havoc today in the Sri Lanka Board President's XI camp after the Indian-medium pacer bagged five wickets to reduce the hosts to 35 for five at lunch on Day 2 of the

sri lanka beats pakistan by 2 wickets in 2nd odi

Sri Lanka beats Pakistan by 2 wickets in 2nd ODI

Cricket | Jul 16, 2015, 12:03 AM IST

Pallekele, Sri Lanka (AP):   Opener Kusal Perera equaled the second fastest one-day international half-century in 17 deliveries but it needed Dinesh Chandimal's patience to see Sri Lanka through to a two-wicket victory over Pakistan

world cup 2015 kusal perera replaces chandimal in sri lanka

World Cup 2015: Kusal Perera replaces Chandimal in Sri Lanka squad

Cricket | Mar 10, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

Hamilton: Left-handed batsman Kusal Perera replaced the injured Dinesh Chandimal in Sri Lanka's squad for the World Cup.The Event Technical Committee of the World Cup approved the change on Tuesday after Chandimal's hamstring injury which

sl vs eng sri lanka posts daunting 317 6 in first odi

SL vs Eng: Sri Lanka posts daunting 317-6 in first ODI

Cricket | Nov 26, 2014, 08:53 PM IST

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan rallied the top order with an aggressive 88 off 98 balls in leading Sri Lanka to a formidable 317-6 against England in their opening one-day international on Wednesday.Kusal Perera ended

clt20 qualifier 5 lahore lions vs southern express

CLT20: Qualifier 5: Lahore Lions vs Southern Express scoreboard

Cricket | Sep 16, 2014, 07:18 PM IST

Raipur: Scoreboard after Lahore Lions defeated Southern Express by 55 runs in the fifth qualifier of 2014 CLT20 played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur on Tuesday.A win for Lahore Lions have almost

clt20 qualifier 4 mumbai indians vs southern express

CLT20: Qualifier 4: Mumbai Indians vs Southern Express scoreboard

Cricket | Sep 14, 2014, 11:36 PM IST

Raipur: Scoreboard after the defending champions Mumbai Indians defeated Southern Express by 9 wickets in fourth qualifier of 2014 CLT20 played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur on Sunday.Opener Lendl Simmons struck an

clt20 first qualifier northern knights vs southern express

CLT20: First Qualifier: Northern Knights vs Southern Express scoreboard

Cricket | Sep 14, 2014, 08:49 PM IST

Raipur: Scoreboard after New Zealand champions Northern Knights defeated Sri Lankan T20 champions Southern Express by 7 wickets in the first qualifier of 2014 CLT20 played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur on

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CLT20: Williamson guides Northern Knights to easy win in first qualifier

Cricket | Sep 13, 2014, 09:07 PM IST

Raipur:  Premier New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in shortest format as his smashing innings powered Northern Knights to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka's Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game

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