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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Thisara Perera announces retirement from international cricket

Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera, who represented the country in 256 international games, has reportedly announced his retirement from international cricket after being informed by the selectors that he is no longer in their plans. Perera last featured for SL in the T20Is against the Windies in March.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to Thisara Perera becoming the first Sri Lankan to score six sixes in an over

Thisara Perera joined the likes of Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard, amidst others on the list of players to have scored six sixes in an over. Perera during his 13-ball 52 in List-A cricket took on the bowling of Dilhan Cooray, becoming the first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat.
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newscricketa year ago

Darren Sammy posts cryptic Instagram story alleging Indian fans of racism in IPL

Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy, on Saturday, posted a set of Instagram stories alleging fans of racially abusing himself and Thisara Perera while playing for SRH in the IPL. An agitated Sammy stated that he was left upset and infuriated after learning the meaning of the term ‘kaalu’.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Nuwan Pradeep return for West Indies T20Is

Veteran all rounder Thisara Perera returns to the T20I squad for West Indies after being sidelined for almost a year along with Shehan Jayasuriya and Nuwan Pradeep. Opener Danushka Gunathilaka is unavailable due to a back injury as Kasun Rajitha, Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Oshada Fernando are left out.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return for Windies ODIs

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the three-match ODI series with Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm as Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return to the squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando miss out with injuries as Shehan Jayasuriya and Ishuru Udana take their places in the side.
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newscricket2 years ago

Pakistan must only care about their performance regardless of the visitors' squad quality, says Javed Miandad

After some top Sri Lankan cricketers opted out of their upcoming tour of Pakistan due to security reasons, former skipper Javed Miandad has advised the team to not focus on the touring party and urged them to put on their best show. Three ODIs and as many T20Is are scheduled in the tour.
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newscricket2 years ago

SLC denies CPL NOC to Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera after refusal to tour Pakistan

The Sri Lanka Cricket board has come hard on its players including the likes of Niroshan Dickwella and Thisara Perera who have refused to tour Pakistan. The board has denied Dickwella a NOC to play in the CPL and will prevent Perera from playing in the majority of the T20 league.
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newscricket2 years ago

10 Sri Lankan players opt out of Pakistan tour as PCB's plans of hosting Test cricket in Pakistan left in quandary

Pakistan Cricket Board's hopes of hosting Test cricket in the country suffered a major setback as 10 players have decided to opt out of the limited-overs tour of Pakistan, citing security reasons. Lasith Malinga and Dimuth Karunaratne's decision makes the Sri Lankan team bereft of any star names.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports | Few Sri Lankan cricketers unwilling to tour Pakistan for limited-over series

According to reports, few Sri Lankan cricketers are unwilling to travel to Pakistan for a limited-over series for three each of ODIs and T20Is to be held in September and October this year. The reports mentions wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella and all-rounder Thisara Perera among others.
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newscricket2 years ago

Sri Lanka name a youthful squad for T20I series against New Zealand

Sri Lanka Cricket have announced the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand on Saturday. The list leaves out names of many veteran players like Thirsara Perera while naming a younger squad who will be lead by Lasith Malinga with Niroshan Dickwella acting as the vice-captain.
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