30 Facts About Kusal Perera

1. Kusal Perera continued to smash New Zealand bowlers while Lakshan Sandakan gave him full support.

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2. Kusal Perera struggled to time the ball and was dismissed for just 4 runs.

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3. On Thursday, Kusal Perera batted as well as he ever has in ODIs, consistently taking good options, and sensing when to knock the ball around for a couple of overs, rather than throwing his powerful arms at everything that fell in his hitting arc.

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4. Kusal Perera top-scored with 102 while Neesham took three for 38.

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5. Kusal Perera kept one end going, with an 86-ball 102, but Sri Lanka were let down by Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal (10).

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6. Kusal Perera became the second man in the match to hit a century, after New Zealand's Martin Guptill, to keep Sri Lanka in the hunt for a stunning victory, but the tourists were bowled out for 326.

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7. Kusal Perera made his One day international debut against Australia on January 13, 2013, replacing the injured Dinesh Chandimal.

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8. Kusal Perera was one of the key members during Sri Lanka's successful run in the 2014 World Twenty20 title.

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9. Kusal Perera was immediately rushed to hospital for a scan.

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10. Kusal Perera made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against India on 28 August 2015.

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11. Kusal Perera was immediately ruled out of the Champions Trophy and Dhananjaya de Silva was replaced Kusal in the tournament.

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12. Kusal Perera was included to the original squad for 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and played first two pool games as well.

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13. Kusal Perera is the 29th of all cricketers to dismissed in 99.

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14. Kusal Perera opened the batting for Sri Lanka on quarter finals of the World Cup, where he failed again to score runs, only scored 3 runs.

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15. Kusal Perera was replaced to this match due to injury for Dinesh Chandimal against Australia.

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16. Kusal Perera played his first World Cup match against Scotland on 11 March 2015, where he scored quick 24 runs.

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17. Kusal Perera scored 106 from 124 balls before getting bowled By Rubel Hossain.

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18. Kusal Perera is known as a quick scorer, and can hit the ball very hard which has a same batting style of former Sri Lanka legend Sanath Jayasuriya.

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19. Kusal Perera owned the joint second fastest fifty of all time in ODI history.

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20. Kusal Perera was a key member of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning team.

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21. Kusal Perera plays all forms of the game for the Sri Lanka national cricket team, and currently one of the permanent middle order batman in all formats.

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22. Kusal Perera blocks solidly before working a run through backward reminiscent of the blinders James Taylor took at short leg in South Africa three winters ago.

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23. Kusal Perera claimed seven wickets in the match It would be remiss not to point out Kusal Mendis here, though.

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24. Kusal Perera had spent some of his own money on fighting the charges, including travelling to the UK to undergo further tests to clear his name.

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25. Kusal Perera initially tested positive for a banned substance and was recalled from the New Zealand tour in December 2015.

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26. Kusal Perera scored his maiden Test century on 29 October 2016, against Zimbabwe in the first Test against the, at Harare.

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27. Kusal Perera became the first player to score 5 T20I fifties against a same opposition after registering the most number of T20I fifties by any player in T20I history.

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28. Kusal Perera was not qualified for the squad for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup tournament due to poor performance against India and England.

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29. Kusal Perera hit his maiden ODI ton against Bangladesh on 22 February 2014.

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30. Kusal Perera was a part of a 15-man squad that toured Australia in January 2013.

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