|Full Name||Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera|
|Born||April 3, 1989 Colombo|
|Age||32 Years, 5 Months, 24 Days|
|National Side||Sri Lanka|
|Batting Style||Left Handed|
|Bowling||Right-arm medium fast|
|Teams Played||Sri Lanka, Asia XI, ICC World XI, Sri Lankan Board XI, Colts Cricket Club, Gloucestershire, Sri Lanka Army Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades, Basnahira, Kandurata Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rangpur Rangers, St Lucia Zouks, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Antigua Hawksbills, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Uthura Yellows, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Yaal Blazers, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Barisal Bulls, Colombo, Kandy, Rising Pune Supergiant, Quetta Gladiators, Kandy Crusaders, Kandy District, Colombo District, Dambulla, World XI, Bangla Tigers, Team Srilankan Cricket, Multan Sultans, Montreal Tigers, Paktia Panthers, Sindhis, Jaffna Stallions, Pune Devils|
|Test||6||10||0||203||75 v PAK||0||1||21||4||20.30||73.02||1||0|
|ODI||165||132||16||2335||140 v NZ||1||10||176||84||20.12||112.15||62||0|
|World Cup||16||14||2||167||47* v AFG||0||0||13||5||13.91||121.01||8||0|
|T20I||84||74||22||1204||61 v WI||0||3||88||64||23.15||151.63||30||0|
|IPL||37||30||8||422||40 v RCB||0||0||23||26||19.18||137.45||12||0|
|CL||14||13||3||166||57* v TRI||0||1||12||10||16.60||139.49||6||0|
|CPL||11||9||2||70||20 v GAW||0||0||4||3||10.00||100.00||4||0|
|Test||8||159||20||653||11||4/63 v PAK||1||0||59.36||4.10||86.72||6|
|ODI||156||978.2||28||5713||174||6/44 v PAK||13||4||32.83||5.83||33.73||156|
|World Cup||16||112.5||1||661||14||3/24 v CAN||1||0||47.21||5.85||48.35||16|
|T20I||67||183.4||1||1717||51||3/24 v PAK||3||0||33.66||9.34||21.60||67|
|IPL||36||116.2||0||1016||31||3/20 v PWI||3||0||32.77||8.73||22.51||36|
|CL||14||39||0||341||12||2/15 v BT||0||0||28.41||8.74||19.50||14|
|CPL||9||24||0||199||6||2/28 v JT||0||0||33.16||8.29||24.00||9|
A burly and strong man, Thisara Perera is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats left handed and has been touted as a genuine all-rounder in the Sri Lankan ranks. He earned his call-up to the national squad in 2009 as an emergency backup to an injured Angelo Mathews and has since then impressed with both bat and ball.
Opening the bowling for his Under-19 squad, Thisara performed well on the England tour and was brilliant in a tri-nation tournament involving India and Bangladesh, picking up eight wickets in four matches. His performances earned him a ticket to Sri Lanka's Under-19 team for the World Cup held in Malaysia in 2008. Injuries to senior players paved the way for an ODI debut against India in 2009. Thisara also took six wickets in the tri-series involving India and Bangladesh in Dhaka and shared a match-winning partnership with Thilan Samaraweera against India. Since then, Perera has regularly featured in ODIs and T20Is for Sri Lanka and has made a reputation for himself for his ability to strike a heavy ball and clear the boundary with relative ease.
Due to his all-round prowess, Perera was usurped by the Chennai franchise in the Indian T20 League in 2010. He then represented the now defunct Kerala franchise in 2011 before being transferred to Mumbai for the 5th edition of the Indian T20 League in 2012. The following year, he was released from Mumbai and traded to the Hyderabad franchise for the sixth edition of the league. Perera’s pattern of one-year stints in various teams in the league continued when he became the only Sri Lankan player to be bought in the 2014 auction. He was one of the many key buys made by Mohali. In the Big Bash League, Perera was picked by Brisbane Heat.