West Herts have signed Sri Lankan international, Priyamal Perera, for their 2020 Hertfordshire League campaign.

Perera’s meteoric rise to international cricket

Perera is an explosive batsman who bowls off-spin who broke into the Sri Lankan ODI side in March 2019, playing 2 matches against South Africa (0 and 33).

Perera’s meteoric rise through to the national side was based on his domestic exploits and success for Sri Lanka over, over the past few years.

Such was Perera’s talent, he was fast-tracked to play for Sri Lanka A (in August 2014 v Hampshire) before playing a domestic List A game. He had, though, made his first-class and T20 debut’s for Colts Cricket Club towards the previous summer, following 14 matches for Sri Lankan Under-19. He excelled for the Under-19s, particularly in the ICC World Cup in February 2014, finishing as Sri Lanka’s second-leading run-scorer (204 runs at 40.80).

Thereafter, Perera starred in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament in 2015/16 hitting 526 runs at 43.83, before season tallies of 410 at 31.53 (2016/17) and 830 at 39.52 (2017/18) to keep him on the national radar.

However, it was his 2018/19 season for Colts that generated his national selection, hitting 1,001 runs at 83.41 with 4 centuries, including a sensational double (206*).

Sri Lanka Premier League Tournament – Tier A Runs 2018/19

Whilst known for his batting, Perera’s bowling has developed to the point where he’s now a regular bowler for Colts in white-ball cricket.

Perera signs for West Herts

The talented Sri Lankan looks set for a bright future and has recently signed with Hertfordshire club, West Herts, for their 2020 season.