Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera, popularly as Thisara Perera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former limited overs captain for Sri Lanka, who currently representsSri Lanka in limited over formats.
Sri Lanka coach Rumesh Ratnayake said that if their ODI and T20I series in Pakistan goes well, it will 'huge thing' for the future.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for putting pressure on top Sri Lanka cricketers so that they do not tour Pakistan.
After some top Sri Lanka cricketers opted out of their upcoming tour of Pakistan, former skipper Javed Miandad has advised the team to not focus on the touring party and urged them to put on their best show.
Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed disappointment after 10 Sri Lankan players have decided to pull out of their country's upcoming tour of Pakistan for the three ODIs and as many T20I matches.
Sri Lanka Minister Harin Fernando has rejected claims made by Pakistan Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry that India forced the players of the island nation to opt out of their upcoming tour against the Men in Green.
Ten of Sri Lanka's top players opted out of the Pakistan tour starting September 27, following a security briefing with the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board.
Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and chose to bat first against India in a World Cup clash here on Saturday.
Sri Lanka will aim for nothing but a win to keep themselves alive in the ongoing World Cup when they take on South Africa at the Riverside Cricket Stadium on Friday.
After registering a convincing victory over England, Australia continued their stunning performance as they defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in their second warm-up match at The Rose Bowl stadium here on Monday.