Dilruwan Perera

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Dilruwan Perera
Personal information
Full name Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth Perera
Born (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 34)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 126) 17 January 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test 15 March 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 133) 13 October 2007 v England
Last ODI 1 April 2017 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 40) 6 August 2011 v Australia
Last T20I 25 November 2011 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000/01–03/04 Panadura Sports Club
2004/05 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
2005/06–06/07 Panadura Sports Club
2007/08–present Colts Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs T20I
Matches 16 12 3
Runs scored 474 123 1
Batting average 17.55 11.18 0.50
100s/50s 0/4 0/0 0/0
Top score 95 30 1
Balls bowled 4,249 438 60
Wickets 75 13 3
Bowling average 28.58 29.53 24.00
5 wickets in innings 4 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/70 3/48 3/26
Catches/stumpings 8/– 2/– 0/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth Perera (born July 22, 1982, Panadura), or Dilruwan Perera, (Sinhalese: දිල්රුවන් පෙරේරා) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who currently plays for Tests and ODIs. He plays domestically for the Colts Cricket Club. An allrounder, Perera is a right-arm offbreak bowler and right-handed batsman. He is the quickest Sri Lankan bowler to reach 50 Test wickets.

Domestic career[edit]

In 2004 he represented Sri Lanka at the Hong Kong Sixes competition.

International career[edit]

On 13 October 2007 Perera made his ODI debut against England in Colombo. Opening the batting, he scored 30.

On 16 January 2014 he made his test debut against Pakistan at Sharjah. Coming in to bat at number 8, he was the top scorer in Sri Lanka's 1st innings with 95.[1]

After a series of good bowling and five-wicket hauls, Perera was dropped from the Test squad due to many upcoming new talents. However, he had late response to international cricket at the age of 30, Perera showcased him sheer talents when he get the chance to play. Perera was included to the Test series against West Indies in October 2015, and played in the second Test at P Sara Oval. He could not show talents with the bat, but he took 4 wickets in crucial intervals of the match. Sri Lanka finally won the match by 72 runs and won the series 2-0.

Against Australia[edit]

Perera was included to the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy in 2016, as a frontline spinner with Rangana Herath. In the second test at Galle, he took ten wickets for 99 runs in the match with his best bowling figures of 6/70 in the second innings. He also scored his highest Test score of 64 in the second innings, becoming the first Sri Lankan to score a fifty and to take a ten-wicket haul in the same Test.[2][3] Sri Lanka won the match by 229 runs and won the Warne-Murali Trophy as well.[4]

With bowling maestro Herath, Perera devastated Australian batting line up in all three matches. In the whole series, Perera took 15 wickets and Herath took 28 wickets.[5] The spin duo provided the series win and whitewash of Australia for the first time.[6]

Achievements[edit]

  • He is the fastest Sri Lankan to reach 50 Test wickets (in 11 matches).[7]
  • He is the first Sri Lankan to take 10 wickets and score a half-century in the same Test.[7]

Performances[edit]

Test 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/109 2  Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium Dhaka Bangladesh 2014
2 5/69 5  South Africa SSC Ground Colombo Sri Lanka 2014
3 5/137 6  Pakistan Galle International Stadium Galle Sri Lanka 2014
4 6/70 11  Australia Galle International Stadium Galle Sri Lanka 2016

Test 10 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 10/99 11  Australia Galle International Stadium Galle Sri Lanka 2016

International awards[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test - Warne-Murali Trophy 2016 1st Innings - 16 (31 balls, 2x4) ; 15-4-29-4
2nd Innings - 64 (89 balls, 7x4, 2x6); 23-5-70-6
 Sri Lanka won by 229 runs.[8]

Player of the Series awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series 2014 16 wickets with one five-wicket haul, avg. 23.12
19 runs (2 matches)
 South Africa won the series 1-0.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dilruwan makes history in third test match against Pakistan". News First. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Eighth straight loss for Australia in Asia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera’s spin web anchor Sri Lanka to historic series win". Indian Express. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Perera bowls Sri Lanka to series triumph". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Records / Warne-Muralitharan Trophy, 2016 / Most wicket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Herath bowls Sri Lanka to historic whitewash". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Eighth straight loss for Australia in Asia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Warne-Muralitharan Trophy, 2016 - 2nd Test". 
  9. ^ "South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2014". 

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