Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera

Sri Lanka Panagodage Don Ruchira Laksiri Perera

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 40 years 203 days
Born April 6, 1977, Colombo
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Left-arm medium-fast
Ruchira Perera is a lively and hard-working left-arm fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball back into right-handers. He lost form and confidence after his action was labelled suspect during Sri Lanka's early-season tour to England in 2002. After advice from Darryl Foster, a bowling coach and biomechanics expert at the University of Western Australia, he modified his wrist position just before the point of delivery and that cleared the problem with his elbow to the satisfaction of Sri Lanka authorities. But although he returned to international duty in late 2002 against South Africa, his self-belief seeped away and he lost effectiveness. During the next two years he battled hard but gradually became disillusioned, and prior to the recent Provincial Tournament was considering a career playing league cricket in England. However, he regained form during the Provincial Tournament and caught the eye of the selectors and was selected for the 2006 tour of England. He's generally good for team spirit, bringing great humour to the dressing-room, and is respected for his commitment with ball in hand. September 2006
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Basnahira South Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
Colts Cricket Club Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 21 8.39 21* 193 21 44 99
firstClass 0 0 0 46 9.11 33* 638 52 122 109
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0* 0 2 2 2
ODIs 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.60 4* 8 2 7 19
tests 0 0 0 2 0 4 11.00 11* 33 6 9 8

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 8 4.80 24.99 5/16 5/16 135 3374 4211 99
firstClass 1 12 3.68 24.89 7/40 349 8689 14164 109
T20Is 0 0 0 11.00 - - - 0 77 42 2 2
ODIs 0 0 0 5.54 43.15 3/23 3/23 19 820 888 19 19
tests 0 0 0 3.50 38.88 5/138 3/40 17 661 1130 14 8
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