Personal Information

Full NameMathurage Don Kusal Janitha Perera
BornAugust 17, 1990 Kalubowila
Age33 Years, 3 Months, 18 Days
National SideSri Lanka
Batting StyleLeft Handed



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedSri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Police Sports Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Rajasthan Royals, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Basnahira, Wayamba United, Rangpur Riders, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Ruhuna Reds, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Southern Express, Comilla Victorians, Colombo, Kandy, Sri Lankans, Kegalle District, Dambulla, Delhi Bulls, Colombo Strikers, Dambulla Aura, Galle Titans, B-Love Kandy, Fortune Barishal, MI Emirates
Career Span

Mathurage Don Kusal Janitha Perera Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

224131177153* v SA271511230.9772.2519850
11611153237135 v IRE6173625230.5392.88503129
World Cup
1616044978 v AFG0559528.06107.9311011
63622166084 v PAK0131525527.66130.7016612
88011039 v WAR0013413.75119.564101
2201414 v DC00307.00107.69--10
66112345* v MA0016324.60170.832000

Bowling Performance


Mathurage Don Kusal Janitha Perera Profile

From the outside, when you see this bloke bat, you would feel he is a Sanath Jayasuriya-incarnate. The short-arm jabs, the murderous cuts and the delightful lofted flicks are reminiscent of one of world cricket's most destructive batsman but there is more to Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera than meets the eye.

A left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Kusal Perera represented the Sri Lankan U19 squad regularly since 2007. He was then called up to the side for the U19 World Cup in Malaysia the following year. An aggressive batsman, Perera made his first-class debut for the Colts Cricket Club in 2009 and scored his maiden fifty.

Also a part of the Sri Lankan A side, Perera was included in Ruhunu's Champions League T20 squad in 2011. Two years later, Kusal was called up to Sri Lanka's ODI side for their series against Australia, where he made his international debut. His reputation as a smasher early on in the innings inevitably drew comparisons with Sanath Jayasuriya's style of play and that brought Perera some rich dividends none more so than being roped in by the cash rich Indian T20 League for it's sixth season in 2013. He represented the Rajasthan franchise but managed to play only a couple of games. Sri Lanka stuck with him and he rewarded their faith late in the year 2013 with a Man of the Match performance in the second T20I against Pakistan that secured Sri Lanka's no.1 ranking in the format. A lot of expectations are on the shoulders of this youngster and it would be his loss if he doesn't make his talent count.