Dilruwan Perera

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Dilruwan Perera
Personal information
Full name Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth Perera
Born (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 33)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut 17 January 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test 22-26 Oct 2015 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 133) 13 October 2007 v England
Last ODI 16 December 2014 v England
T20I debut 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 9 5 3
Runs scored 155 44 1
Batting average 11.07 11.00 0.50
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 95 30 1
Balls bowled 2,572 96 60
Wickets 44 2 3
Bowling average 29.56 40.50 24.00
5 wickets in innings 3 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/69 1/17 3/26
Catches/stumpings 6/– 0/– 0/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 26 October 2015

Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth Perera (born July 22, 1982, Panadura), or Dilruwan Perera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who currently plays for Tests. He plays domestically for the Colts Cricket Club. An allrounder, Perera is a right-arm offbreak bowler and right-handed batsman. 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.

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.


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

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

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.[1]


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