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Last Update on: April 2nd, 2023 at 05:18 pm

Kusal Perera, a batsman for the Sri Lankan T20 team, has urged his teammates to play with greater energy during T20 internationals. To put pressure on the opposition, Perera underlined the significance of forming early partnerships and scoring at a higher rate.

The top order of Sri Lanka hasn’t had the best tour thus far, but on Sunday in Auckland, they started to connect. Pathum Nissanka may have been out on the first ball, but Kusal Mendis scored 25 runs in just nine balls, Dhananjaya de Silva added 15 runs in ten, and Charith Asalanka and Kusal Perera sped along at almost 10 runs per over while sharing a stand of more than 100 runs.

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It enabled Sri Lanka to draw the game and win the game in the Super Over for their first victory of the tour. The intent displayed by all those hitters should serve as the model moving forward for success in the format for Perera, who was participating in his first competitive match in around 15 months.

“It’s hard to play a T20 without momentum, and to win in T20 cricket you need a batter to provide that momentum,” Kusal Perera said after the game.
“I went ahead with a positive mindset, I wasn’t thinking about how long I had been out. Likewise, all the other batters also went out with a positive mindset, and that’s how we managed to capitalize on the conditions” Kusal Perera Added.

 “I’m very happy with my performance”- Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera, a batsman for the Sri Lankan T20 team, wants to get back to playing at the top of his ability. Despite not performing at his best, he believes that with more regular game time, he will find his match rhythm.

“Of course being out there in the middle and playing, I’m very happy with my performance. More than that I’m happy that the team won. That said I know there’s room for improvement and that will only come as I improve my match rhythm” Kusal Perera said after the game.
Sri Lanka won the first Twenty20 cricket international in a Super Over on Sunday after New Zealand tailender Ish Sodhi hit a six from the last ball of the 20th over to send the match into a tiebreaker.