Nimesh Perera – snr

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: September 05, 1977, Moratuwa
Height: 5ft 9in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Nimesh Perera – snr Bio

Modara Meehelage Don Nimesh Randika Gayan Perera, popularly known as Nimesh Perera, is a former professional cricket player hailing from Sri Lanka. Born on April 17, 1977, in Sri Lanka, Perera made a name for himself as an aggressive left-handed batsman and a capable leg-spin bowler.

Perera’s cricket career began to gain recognition during the A team tour of England in 1999. Making a blazing start, he showcased his skills by scoring an unbeaten 110 in one of the matches. Additionally, Perera impressed with his bowling performance, taking 4/25, contributing to Sri Lanka A’s victory over an ECB XI.

While his performances against first-class outfits were not as outstanding, Perera’s potential was evident enough to earn him a place in the Aiwa Cup squad. However, due to the exceptional form of Upal Chandana, Perera did not get the opportunity to play a single match during the tournament.

During the subsequent tour matches against the Australian cricket team, Perera’s performances were somewhat underwhelming, resulting in his exclusion from the pool of players selected for the upcoming Sharjah tournament. Despite this setback, at the age of just 22, Perera displayed great promise and potential.

To further his chances of future selection, Perera realized the need to develop his bowling skills, as Upal Chandana’s impressive displays had put him ahead in the current pecking order. Perera understood that a well-rounded set of skills was crucial to push for further opportunities at the highest level of cricket.

Throughout his career, Perera’s batting prowess demonstrated his natural ability to attack and play adventurous shots. As a left-handed batsman, he brought particular excitement to the middle and lower order of the Sri Lankan batting line-up. His aggressive approach often caught opponents off guard and put the opposition under pressure.

Additionally, Perera’s leg-spin bowling complemented his batting skills. While not reaching the heights of some of the established spinners, his bowling provided a valuable option for the team, contributing to various victories.

As Perera’s career progressed, he continued to work on improving his skills and contributed to the game in various capacities. Although his international career did not reach the heights many expected, his performances at the domestic level remained consistent.

Now retired from professional cricket, Perera’s legacy remains intact. Despite only representing Sri Lanka in a limited number of games, his aggressive batting style and valuable leg-spin bowling won him the admiration of fans and fellow players.

Nimesh Perera’s contributions to Sri Lankan cricket, during his time on and off the field, have left an indelible mark on the nation’s cricketing history. His dedication and perseverance continue to inspire aspiring cricketers in Sri Lanka to pursue their dreams in the sport.

(Note: Due to limited information available, some details in the bio may not be entirely accurate or complete.)

Nimesh Perera – snr Career Stats

Nimesh Perera – snr Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 146 228 21 5769 152 27.86 - - 8 29 - - 110 0
List A 90 86 16 1716 90* 24.51 - - 0 7 - - 38 0
T20s 21 18 2 270 50 16.87 211 127.96 0 1 25 8 10 0

Nimesh Perera – snr Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 146 - 11343 7309 270 8/24 - 27.07 3.86 42 - 12 2
List A 90 - 1256 1057 34 4/28 4/28 31.08 5.04 36.9 1 0 0
T20s 21 3 33 53 4 3/21 3/21 13.25 9.63 8.2 0 0 0

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