|Full name||Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera|
3 April 1989 |
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Test debut (cap 115)||26 May 2011 v England|
|Last Test||8–12 July 2012 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 141)||24 December 2009 v India|
|Last ODI||5 January 2016 v New Zealand|
|ODI shirt no.||1|
|T20I debut (cap 36)||3 May 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||17 March 2016 v Afghanistan|
|T20I shirt no.||1|
|Domestic team information|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
|2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad (#16)|
|2014—2015||Kings XI Punjab|
|2016—present||Rising Pune Supergiants (#16)|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 March 2016|
Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera,(Sinhalese: තිසර පෙරේරා; born 3 April 1989 in Colombo) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who represents Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Rising Pune Supergiants and the Wayamba Wolves. Primarily a batting all-rounder, he is an aggressive left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Perera was a part of the Sri Lankan team that won the 2014 World T20. 12 February 2016, he join with Brett Lee to take hat-tricks in both ODI & T20I.
- 1 Early career
- 2 International career
- 3 Indian Premier League
- 4 Awards
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Thisara Perera started his cricket career as a teenager at St. Anthony's College, Wattala. He later attended the prestigious St. Joseph's College, Colombo, which has produced Sri Lankan cricketers such as Chaminda Vaas, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne. He represented Sri Lanka at various youth levels, and was selected for the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In November 2008, he made his first class debut for the Colts Cricket Club.
Perera made his international debut for Sri Lanka in December 2009, in a late call-up to play in an ODI against India in Kolkata. He took his first five-wicket haul in international cricket in August 2010, earning him the player of the match award in an ODI victory over India. He took five wickets in an ODI against Australia on the same tour.
Perera was a member of Sri Lanka's squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. He was part of the team defeated in the final of the tournament by India, scoring 22 not out off ten deliveries and taking the wicket of Gautam Gambhir. He was not selected for the Test series against Pakistan later in the year, being retained only for the ODI and Twenty20 sides, but was recalled to the Test team for the end-of-year tour of South Africa He played two ODIs on the tour and scored his first half-century in the format—69 not out off 44 balls—to help Sri Lanka to victory in the fourth of the five-match series in Kimberley. In the 2nd ODI of 2012 series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he done brilliant late-order hitting and became first ever person to take 6 wickets against Pakistan in an ODI - his career best. This performance won him the Man of the Match as well. In the 4th ODI of the same series, he shocked Pakistan by taking a hat-trick and managing a run-out in his maiden over took the wicket of saajid and became first Sri Lankan to register a hat-trick against Pakistan. He is also famous for his six hitting ability in T20s and ODI in death overs.
He was selected in Sri Lanka's Test squad for a series against England. He made his debut in the first Test of the series at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.[ In an innings defeat, he scored 25 and 20 with the bat and took no wickets. He was not selected for the Test series against Pakistan later in the year, being retained only for the ODI and Twenty20 sides, but was recalled to the Test team for the end-of-year tour of South Africa. He played in all three Tests of the tour, scoring 81 runs and taking five wickets.
T20 International Career
He was a member of the Sri Lankan team that in October 2010 inflicted Australia's first defeat in a Twenty20 international in Australia, bringing up Sri Lanka's final 16 runs to win the match off three deliveries.
Perera also contributed to the win 2014 ICC World Twenty20 championship which was Sri Lanka's first World T20I title. In that innings against India in the final, Perera had an unbeaten partnership with Kumar Sangakkara and hit the winning boundary.
He also took a Hat-Trick on 12th February 2016 in a T20I series against India, which is the fourth overall and first by a Sri Lankan. However, he was gone for nought in batting and Sri Lanka lost the match by 69 runs.
Indian Premier League
One-Day International Cricket – Man of the series awards
|1||Pakistan in Sri Lanka||2012||(5 Matches)||Won by 3-1.|
|2||Pakistan in Sri Lanka (Ind, SL, Aus) in Australia||2014||(3 Matches)||Won by 2-1.|
One Day Internationals - Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||India||Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla||22 August 2010||7.4-1-28-5||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.|
|2||South Africa||Diamond Oval, Kimberley||20 January 2012||4-0-34-2; 69 (44 balls: 3x4, 5x6)||Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets.|
|3||Australia||SCG, Sydney||17 February 2012||7-1-29-2||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.|
|4||Pakistan||Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy||9 June 2012||10-0-44-6; 24* (14 balls: 2x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 76 runs.|
|5||Pakistan||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||16 June 2012||10-1-42-4; 8 (9 balls: 1x4, 0x6)||Sri Lanka won by 44 runs.|
|6||India||MRIC Stadium, Hambantota||24 July 2012||8-3-9-13||Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.|
|7||Bangladesh||Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka||17 February 2014||9-1-35-1; 80* (57 balls: 3x4, 6x6)||Sri Lanka won by 13 runs.|
|8||Pakistan||MRIC Stadium, Hambantota||26 August 2014||3-0-19-3; 65 (36 balls: 5x4, 4x6)||Sri Lanka won by 77 runs.|
|9||Pakistan||Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla||30 August 2014||8-1-34-4||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.|
Twenty20 International Cricket – Man of the match awards
|1||Pakistan in Sri Lanka||1 June 2012||Pakistan||2.4-0-23-1; 32* (16 balls: 2x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 37 runs.|
|2||Sri Lanka in Australia||28 January 2013||Australia||3-0-25-1; 35* (15 balls: 2x4, 3x6)||Sri Lanka won by 2 runs.|
|3||Sri Lanka in Bangladesh||14 February 2014||Bangladesh||35* (28 balls: 3x4, 0x6)||Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets.|
|4||Sri Lanka in England||20 May 2014||England||3-0-24-1; 49 (20 balls: 7x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 9 runs.|
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