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Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera
තිසර පෙරේරා
Personal information
Full name Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera
Born (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 115) 26 May 2011 v England
Last Test 3 January 2012 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 141) 24 December 2009 v India
Last ODI 30 August 2014 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 1
T20I debut (cap 36) 3 May 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 6 April 2014 v India
T20I shirt no. 1
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008-present Wayamba
2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012 Mumbai Indians
2012-Present Brisbane Heat
2012-Present Kandurata Warriors
2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2014-present Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 6 79 32 126
Runs scored 203 862 1,389 1,598
Batting average 20.300 18.73 31.56 21.30
100s/50s 0/1 0/4 1/8 0/7
Top score 75 80* 113* 80*
Balls bowled 954 2,427 3,101 3,818
Wickets 11 103 55 172
Bowling average 59.36 26.46 40.21 25.40
5 wickets in innings 0 3 1 5
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/151 6/44 5/69 6/44
Catches/stumpings 1/0 29/– 23/– 46/–
Source: CricInfo:, 30 August 2014

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera,තිසර පෙරේරා (born 3 April 1989 in BBL with Brisbane Heat, although he prefers TP.[2]

Early career

Thisara Perera started his cricket career as a teenager at St. Anthony's College, Wattala.[3] He later attended the prestigious St. Joseph's College, Colombo, which has produced Sri Lankan cricketers such as Chaminda Vaas, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne. He represented Sri Lanka at various youth levels, and was selected for the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In November 2008, he made his first class debut for the Colts Cricket Club.[1]

International career

ODI Career

Perera made his international debut for Sri Lanka in December 2009, in a late call-up to play in an ODI against India in Kolkata.[1] He took his first five-wicket haul in international cricket in August 2010, earning him the player of the match award in an ODI victory over India.[4] He took five wickets in an ODI against Australia on the same tour.[5]

Perera was a member of Sri Lanka's squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. He was part of the team defeated in the final of the tournament by India, scoring 22 not out off ten deliveries and taking the wicket of Gautam Gambhir.[6] He was not selected for the Test series against Pakistan later in the year, being retained only for the ODI and Twenty20 sides, but was recalled to the Test team for the end-of-year tour of South Africa[7] He played two ODIs on the tour and scored his first half-century in the format—69 not out off 44 balls—to help Sri Lanka to victory in the fourth of the five-match series in Kimberley.[8] In the 2nd ODI of 2012 series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he done brilliant late-order hitting and became first ever person to take 6 wickets against Pakistan in an ODI - his career best. This performance won him the Man of the Match as well.[9] In the 4th ODI of the same series, he shocked Pakistan by taking a hat-trick [10] and managing a run-out in his maiden over took the wicket of saajid and became first Sri Lankan to register a hat-trick against Pakistan.[11] He is also famous for his six hitting ability in T20s and ODI in death overs.

On 26 July 2013 Against South Africa Perera Hit Robin Peterson For 35 Runs In One Over. (6,6,6,4,Wd,6,6).

Which is Second Most Expenssive over in ODI History.

Test Career

He was selected in Sri Lanka's Test squad for a series against England. He made his debut in the first Test of the series at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.[ In an innings defeat, he scored 25 and 20 with the bat and took no wickets. He was not selected for the Test series against Pakistan later in the year, being retained only for the ODI and Twenty20 sides, but was recalled to the Test team for the end-of-year tour of South Africa. He played in all three Tests of the tour, scoring 81 runs and taking five wickets.[12]

T20 International Career

In May 2010, he made his Twenty20 international debut, representing Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies.[1]

He was a member of the Sri Lankan team that in October 2010 inflicted Australia's first defeat in a Twenty20 international in Australia, bringing up Sri Lanka's final 16 runs to win the match off three deliveries.[13]

Indian Premier League

Thisara Perera was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for US$50,000 in the auction for the 2010 Indian Premier League.[14]

His price increased for the 2011 Indian Premier League, fetching US$80,000 from the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.[15]

Perera Purchased By Kings XI Punjab For Rs. 16 million (US$270,000) For IPL 7 But did not Get A Chance To Play.He was then Called Up For The Sri Lankan Squad To Tour England in 2014 .


  1. ^ a b c d "Thisara Perera: Sri Lanka".  
  2. ^
  3. ^ Dhambarage, Chris (23 April 2010). "Perera out to showcase his talents at WC T20". Daily News Online. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  4. ^ S. Dinakar (23 August 2010). "India slumps to yet another big defeat".  
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka's Perera takes five but Australia rally to 239". Reuters India. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup - Final: India v Sri Lanka".  
  7. ^ "Ajantha Mendis included in Test squad for SA".  
  8. ^ Purohit, Abhishek (20 January 2012). "Hard-hitting Perera seals first win for Sri Lanka. He is now part of Mumbai Indians for USD 650,000.".  
  9. ^ "Clinical Sri Lanka thrash the Pakistan to make it 1-1".  
  10. ^ "Cricket: Perera bags hat-trick in Sri Lankan win". 17 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Awful Pakistan Crash once again".  
  12. ^ "Ajantha Mendis included in Test squad for SA".  
  13. ^ "Australia suffer seven-wicket Twenty20 defeat to Sri Lanka on home soil".  
  14. ^ "IPL Auction: Pollard, Bond Costliest Players".  
  15. ^ K. C. Vijaya Kumar (9 January 2011). "A tepid day as owners tighten purses".  

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