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Thisara Perera was born on 3 April, 1989 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. Discover Thisara Perera's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 31 years old?

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Age 32 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 3 April 1989
Birthday 3 April
Birthplace Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka

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Thisara Perera Height, Weight & Measurements

At 32 years old, Thisara Perera height is 185 cm .

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His wife is Sherami Perera

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Thisara Perera Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Thisara Perera worth at the age of 32 years old? Thisara Perera’s income source is mostly from being a successful Cricketer. He is from Sri Lanka. We have estimated Thisara Perera's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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On 5 January 2019, in the second ODI against New Zealand, Perera scored his first century in ODIs, when he made 140 runs from 74 balls. It was the fastest century against New Zealand in ODIs, coming from 57 balls. Perera also scored thirteen sixes in his innings, the most by a Sri Lankan batsman in an ODI, and the most sixes by a batsman on the losing side in an ODI match.

In April 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Perera as the key player of Sri Lanka's squad for the tournament.

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Dhaka Platoon in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.


He was named in the ODI XI of the year 2018 by Cricbuzz.

In April 2018, he was named in the Rest of the World XI squad for the one-off T20I against the West Indies, to be played at Lord's on 31 May 2018.

In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.

In March 2018, he was named in Colombo's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. The following month, he was also named in Colombo's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.

In August 2018, he was named as the captain of Dambulla's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League. In March 2019, he was named in Kandy's squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. In September 2018, he was named in Paktia's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. The following month, he was named in the squad for the Comilla Victorians team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.


In August 2017, he was named in a World XI side to play three Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan in the 2017 Independence Cup in Lahore. In the second T20I of the series, Perera took 2 wickets and scored an unbeaten 19-ball 47 runs to lift the World XI to win by 7 wickets. The score highlighted by five huge sixes and Perera won the man of the match award for his match winning all-round performances.

In October 2017, against Pakistan he was named as captain for Sri Lanka for 3 match T20I series. This announcement came after Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that the fixture in Lahore would go ahead as planned and their limited-overs captain, Upul Tharanga, had pulled out of the match due to security reasons. Ahead of the T20I in Lahore, Cricket Sri Lanka's president Thilanga Sumathipala said that the team was privileged to be in Pakistan and that he would help support the country in hosting more tours. Najam Sethi, chairman of the PCB, said that this fixture would be the start of international cricket returning to the country, with him expecting every country to play in Pakistan by the end of 2020. Despite all those efforts, Sri Lanka suffered another whitewash and lost the T20I series 3–0.

On 29 November 2017, Perera was named as Sri Lanka's captain for the ODI and T20I matches against India, replacing Upul Tharanga. The change came due to poor performance and whitewash losses under Tharanga's captaincy.


Perera was a part of the Sri Lankan team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. On 12 February 2016, Perera joined Brett Lee to take hat-tricks in both ODI & T20I. In Australia he is known by his nickname "panda", which was bestowed upon him by George Bailey during his stint at BBL with the Brisbane Heat, although he prefers "TP".

He also took a hat-trick on 12 February 2016 in a T20I series against India, which is the fourth overall and first by a Sri Lankan. However, he was gone for nought in batting and Sri Lanka lost the match by 69 runs.


Perera also contributed to the win 2014 ICC World Twenty20 championship which was Sri Lanka's first World T20I title. In that innings against India in the final, Perera had an unbeaten partnership with Kumar Sangakkara and hit the winning boundary.


On 26 July 2013 against South Africa, Perera hit Robin Peterson for 35 runs in one over. (6,Wd, 6,6,6,4,6), which is recorded as the second most expensive over in ODI History.

He was also named in the T20I XI by Cricinfo for his performances in 2013 .


For his performances in 2012, he was named in the ODI XI of the year by Cricinfo.


Perera was a member of Sri Lanka's squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. He was part of the team defeated in the final of the tournament by India, scoring 22 not out off ten deliveries and taking the wicket of Gautam Gambhir. He was not selected for the Test series against Pakistan later in the year, being retained only for the ODI and Twenty20 sides, but was recalled to the Test team for the end-of-year tour of South Africa He played two ODIs on the tour and scored his first half-century in the format—69 not out off 44 balls—to help Sri Lanka to victory in the fourth of the five-match series in Kimberley. In the 2nd ODI of 2012 series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he done brilliant late-order hitting and became first ever person to take 6 wickets against Pakistan in an ODI - his career best. This performance won him the Man of the Match as well. In the 4th ODI of the same series, he shocked Pakistan by taking a hat-trick and managing a run-out in his maiden over took the wicket of saajid and became first Sri Lankan to register a hat-trick against Pakistan.


In May 2010, he made his Twenty20 international debut, representing Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies.

He was a member of the Sri Lankan team that in October 2010 inflicted Australia's first defeat in a Twenty20 international in Australia, bringing up Sri Lanka's final 16 runs to win the match off three deliveries.

During 3-match ODI series against New Zealand, Perera appeared as the rescue man for Sri Lanka. In the first ODI, however he was hammered by James Neesham in 49th over to steal 34 runs with 6-6-6-NB2-6-1 figures. Having started the penultimate over with figures of 9-0-46-2, Thisara finished with 10-0-80-2.

Perera was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for US$50,000 in the auction for the 2010 Indian Premier League. His price increased for the 2011 Indian Premier League, fetching US$80,000 from the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. During the 2016 Indian Premier League auction he was sold to new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants for INR 1 crore in the second round.


Perera made his international debut for Sri Lanka in December 2009, in a late call-up to play in an ODI against India in Kolkata. He took his first five-wicket haul in international cricket in August 2010, earning him the player of the match award in an ODI victory over India. He took five wickets in an ODI against Australia on the same tour.


Thisara Perera started his cricket career as a teenager at St. Anthony's College, Wattala. He later attended the prestigious St. Joseph's College, Colombo, which has produced Sri Lankan cricketers such as Chaminda Vaas, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne. He represented Sri Lanka at various youth levels, and was selected for the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In November 2008, he made his first class debut for the Colts Cricket Club. He has picked up 41 wickets in 18 U19 ODIs.He's also the leading wicket taker for Sri Lanka national under-19 cricket team without grabbing a fifer in his career.

Perera made his List A and first-class debuts for Colts Cricket Club on in November 2008. Barely a year later he was called up to the national team and made his senior international debut.


In the second ODI, Perera scored his maiden ODI century, which broke several world records. His century off 57 balls was the fastest against New Zealand. Perera's 13 sixes beat the Sri Lanka record of 11, which had been held by Sanath Jayasuriya since 1996. Perera thrashed 13 sixes and eight fours on his way to 140 off 74 balls, which is recorded as the joint highest individual score by a Sri Lankan against New Zealand (along with Jayasuriya's 140 in 1994). Despite Perera's onslaught, Sri Lanka lost the match by 21 runs, where he dismissed as the last wicket in 47th over. His 13 sixes is the most sixes by a batsman on the losing side in ODIs. Due to brilliant batting performance, Perera was adjudged man of the match.


Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera (Sinhala: තිසර පෙරේරා ; born 3 April 1989), popularly as Thisara Perera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former limited overs captain for Sri Lanka, who currently represents Sri Lanka in limited over formats. Domestically he plays for Colts Cricket Club, Rising Pune Supergiants, Wayamba Wolves, and have recently joined Gloucestershire squad to play NatWest T20 Blast. Primarily a bowling all-rounder, he is an aggressive left-handed batsman who can hit big sixes in death overs and is a useful right-arm medium-fast bowler.