Kusal Perera is a professional cricketer from Sri Lanka. He is a very talented cricketer and plays all types of matches for the Sri Lankan team. Kusal played a major role in the victory of the ICC World Cup Twenty20. He played his debut match for the Rajasthan Royals team in the year 2013 season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad wanted to purchase him as the replacement of David Warner. However, Kusal did not take the offer. This is because he wanted to play for the series against the West Indies team. He is famous for being a quick scorer. Kusal is also capable of hitting the ball very fast.
Let us take a look at the personal details of Kusal:
Date of birth: 17th August 1990
Age: 30 years as of 2020
Place of birth: Kalubowila in Sri Lanka
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Collge Name: Royal College in Columbia
Batting Statistics of Kusal Perera:
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Family Information of Kusal Perera
Father’s name: Kithsiri Perera
Mother’s name: PV Swarnalatha
Cricket Career Statistics
Debut Test Match: against India on the 28th of August in 2015.
Debut ODI match: against Australia on the 13th of January in 2013
Major Teams: Wayamba, Southern Express, Colts Cricket Club, Rajasthan Royals, Sri Lanka A
Kusal did face some hurdles in his career. In the year 2015, during the home series against Pakistan. His urine sample was taken. Unfortunately, the sample tested positive for a particular substance that was banned. Kusal later confirmed that this was due to the medicine which he took.
However, he along with the Sri Lankan cricket board asked for the testing of a B sample. Unfortunately, the B sample also tested positive. Kusal tried his best to clear the charges. He went to the UK to undergo further tests that could clear the charges. Luckily the charges got cleared in the year 2016.
Some Lesser known facts about Kusal Perera:
Kusal suffered from a hamstring injury during the match against India in the ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2017. He was able to score just 47 runs after which he retired from the match.
Due to his severe injuries, he was not able to play the Bangladesh Tri-series as well. The season 2016-2017 was not that lucky for Kusal as he suffered from injuries a lot of times.
Kusal was a part of the under-19 Srilankan squad. Also in the test match against India in the year 2015, he was able to score a half-century in both the innings.
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