May 16, 2019
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By Shalini Singh

Thisara Perera
(Sri Lanka Cricketer)

Thisara Perara’s full name is Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera who is is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and the former ODI captain for Sri Lanka.

He doesn’t play the longest format of the game, but he plays the limited-overs format for Sri Lanka.

He also plays for Colts Cricket Club, Wayamba Wolves, and he joined Gloucestershire squad for playing NatWest T20 Blast. He represented Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League and he is primarily a bowling all-rounder. An aggressive left-handed batsman who can hit big sixes in death overs is also a useful right-arm medium-fast bowler.

On 26 July 2013 against the Proteas, Thisara Perera scored 35 runs in an over against Robin Peterson. It got recorded as the second most expensive over in ODI History.

Name
Nickname: Thisara Perera, TP, Panda
Profession: Sri Lankan Cricketer
Biography
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 185 cms
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
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Personal Life
Date of Birth: 3 April 1989
Age (as on 2018): 28 years
Birth Place: Colombo, Sri Lanks
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries
Nationality: Sri Lankan
School: St. Anthony’s College, Wattala
College: St. Joseph’s College, Colombo.
Educational Qualifications: Not Known
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Social Media
Facebook page: facebook.com/Official.Thisara.Perera/
Twitter: /pererathisara
Instagram: NA

Family
Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Sinhala Catholic
Address: Sri Lanka

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: England v Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, May 26, 2011
ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, December 24, 2009
T20: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, May 3, 2010
Jersey Number: 1
Domestic/State Team: Wayamba
Nature on field: Agressive
Likes to play against: Not Known
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

Career Turning Point

  • He started playing cricket at school level and he continued to achieve exellence at college level too. He then went on to represent Sri Lanka at various youth levels, and he subsequently got selected for the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In November 2008, he made his first class debut for the Colts Cricket Club. He is also the leading wicket taker for Sri Lanka national under-19 cricket team.

Records

  • Perera holds the record for the highest ODI score for Sri Lanka when batting at number 9 position or lower when he scored an unbeaten 80 runs.
  • He became the first Sri Lankan to register a hat-trick against Pakistan in 2012.
  • Along with Brett Lee, he is the only cricket player to cliam hat-tricks in T20s and ODIs.

Preferences
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Smoking/Alcohol: No

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Sherami Dinulshika

Wife/Spouse: Sherami Dinulshika

Marriage Date: Not Known
Children: NA

Earnings
Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
ODI Fee: 78,00,00 Sri Lanka Rupees
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

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Controversies

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Lesser Known Facts

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  • He took his first international five-fer against India in 2012.
  • In the 2nd ODI of 2012, he took a 6 wicket haul in the match against Pakistan, which is his career best which included a hat-trick.
Shalini Singh

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