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Popular/Famous Cricketers from Sri lanka: Thisara Perera

by on February 26, 2011
in Profiles, Srilanka

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Thisara Perera is the young blood in the Sri Lankan Cricket squad for the world cup 2015. Perera is Left handed batsman and he is a right armed fast medium paced bowler. Perera has scored 937 runs so far in total in 84 ODI matches at an average of 18.3. As a batsman the average is not very impressive but he becomes important to the team when his bowling efforts are taken into consideration. Basically, in face of Parera, Sri Lanka has a good all rounder package that can be lethal at times in ODI and test cricket. As a bowler, Perera has taken 104 wickets in 80 matches at an average of 27.96. He is a very effective bowler who has the ability to take wickets at the right time. He represented Sri lanka in his first match in 2009 against India. Perera bats in the lower order and with his ability to take quick wickets, he is an asset to the current Sri lankan cricket squad.

 As far Perera’s test cricket career, he has been very significant with his bowling and bat. So he is usually retained for ODI and T20. He was also the part of 2014 T20 World Championship where Sri Lanka was the ultimate winner. As for the upcoming 2015 ICC World Cup, having Perera in ODI team could be beneficial in terms of all rounders. He has at various occasions shown his aggressive batting skills that have won Sri Lankan team various matches and series. In the recent past and 2014, Perera has been prominent in IPL season where he has been bought by Chennai Super Kings. He was then bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala. For IPL season 7, Perera was purchased by Kings XI Punjab but he couldn’t play as he was called for a series against England in 2014. As a young player with aggressive playing style, Thisara Perera could achieve a lot more in his cricket career. 

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