Kusal Perera (Sri Lankan Cricketer)
If you’re Sanath Jayasuriya fan, you will see a glimpse of the legend in Kusal Perera. Idolizing Jayasuriya, Perera switched his batting stance from a right-handed to a left-handed batsman at the age of 13. Like his idol, he bats aggressively in the top order. For his swashbuckling displays with the bat, Perera has established himself in the limited-over setups for Sri Lanka.
Kusal Perera Nickname: Kusalaa, Podi (Little) Sana Role: Left-hand top-order batsman, occasional wicket-keeper Biography Autobiography: NA Biopic: NA Physical Appearance Height (approx.): 5’6″ Weight (approx.): 68 Kg Eye Colour: Black Hair Colour: Black Tattoos: NA Personal Life Date of Birth: 17 August 1990 Age (as on 2018): 28 years Birth Place: Kalubowila, Sri Lanka Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Leo Nationality: Sri Lankan School: Na College: Royal College, Colombo Educational Qualifications: NA Signature:
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Cricket Career International Debut: Test: 28 August 2015 vs India ODI: 13 January 2013 vs Australia T20: NA Jersey Number: #55 (T20Is for Sri Lanka) Domestic/State Team: Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Ruhuna, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Wayamba Nature on field: NA Likes to play against: NA Favourite Shot/Ball: NA
In 2015, Perera equaled the record (with Sanath Jayasuria) of fastest ODI fifty by a Sri Lankan. Kusal Perera is the fastest Sri Lankan to get to 1,000 T20I runs.
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In December 2015, Perera was tested positive for a banned substance was called home from the New Zealand tour. Later, he was clear of the charges.
In his Test debut in 2015 against India, Perera scored a fifty in both the innings. Kusal represented Sri Lanka in U-19s.
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