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IPL 2018: Proven all-rounders who could have helped RCB's cause this season

Ashwan Rao
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1.34K   //    26 Apr 2018, 23:48 IST

#2 Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera

Perera has played for six different IPL franchises in his career- the Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant. His first ever IPL stint was with the Chennai Super Kings in 2010 where he played just one season and was a part of the title-winning squad. He played for Mumbai in the 2012 IPL and represented them in just two matches. After his Mumbai stint, he moved to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013, where he was successful, scoring 233 runs and picking up 19 wickets in 16 matches.

Overall in 37 IPL matches, the Sri Lankan all-rounder has scored 422 runs at a strike-rate of 137.45 with his highest score being 40. He has 31 wickets to his name at an economy of 8.73, with his best figures being 3 for 20. A proven match winner, Perera has done a pretty decent job in bowling the death-overs- be it for Sri Lanka or for his T20 franchises and his 30-plus IPL wickets are the perfect example of that. With his slow-deliveries and yorkers, Perera would have been an asset to the Royal Challengers this season.

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