Kusal Perera

  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI at Birmingham June 4, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face a decider in the best of fivematches oneday international series after the tourists held their nerve to claim a sevenrun win at Lord's two days ago. Playing XI: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo...
  • Sangakkara's century guides Sri Lanka to victory February 28, 2014

    In pursuit of India's 265, Sri Lanka held their nerves as Kumar Sangakkara (103) guided his team to a two-wicket win. ...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to clean sweep three-match series February 22, 2014

    Mirpur: Opener Kusal Perera hit his maiden century as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets to sweep the one-day series 3-0 on Saturday. Sri Lanka scored 246 for 4 in reply to Bangladesh's 240 for 8 with captain Angelo Mathews smashing a six over mid-wicket off Naeem Islam to complete...
  • Perera to replace Thirimanne in Sri Lanka squad January 6, 2014

    Dubai: Sri Lanka called up opener Kusal Perera on Monday after experienced batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was ruled out of the remainder of the threeTest series against Pakistan. Thirimanne, 24, suffered an ankle injury in the first of five oneday internationals which Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan 32. He was kept...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to preserve No.1 T20 ranking December 14, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka retained their status as the world's top Twenty20 team by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in a thrilling finish to the second game in Dubai on Friday. The win also levelled the twomatch series at 11 after Pakistan won the first match by three wickets on Wednesday. Kusal...
  • Sri Lanka call up two newcomers for final ODI against South Africa July 30, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have named two uncapped players in their 15man squad to face South Africa in the fifth and final oneday international in Colombo on Wednesday. Allrounder Chathuranga de Silva and leftarm seam bowler Vimukthi Perera, both 23, are among changes made to the team who have already taken a...
  • Kohli, Karthik tons help India beat SL by five wickets in warmup June 1, 2013

    Birmingham: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmedup their Champions Trophy campaign with a fivewicket thumping win over Sri Lanka in their first practice game on Saturday. Kohli (144) teamed up with Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) to rescue India from a wobbly start with a...
  • T20I: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs April 1, 2013

    Pallekele: Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17-run victory over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his 44-ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198 for 5 before restricting Bangladesh to...