Thisara Perera has been one of the key players of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the white-ball formats. The bustling right-arm seamer played six Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20Is.
The bowling all-rounder has scored 203 runs in Tests, 2338 runs in ODIs, and 1204 runs in Twenty20 Internationals. Notably, he has scored one century and 10 fifties to his name in the 50-over format.
On the other end of the spectrum, he has scored three fifties in the shortest format of the game. He also has a solitary fifty in the longest format.
Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket back in 2021. Since then, he has been actively plying his trade in T20 leagues across the world.
Meanwhile, he made the headlines after he came up with his all-time T20I XI. He picked Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle as the opening pair.
Rohit Sharma is popularly known as Hitman whereas Chris Gayle is popularly known as “The Universe Boss”. Gayle holds the record for scoring the most runs in T20s. He accumulated 14562 runs in 463 matches.
Thisara Perera names MS Dhoni as the skipper in his all-time T20 XI
On the other hand, he picked the batting greats Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at No.3 and 4 respectively. David Miller has been slotted at No. 4.
Interestingly, he went on to pick MS Dhoni as the captain and wicketkeeper-batsman of all-time T20I XI. Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, Team India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa.
Besides that, Chennai Super Kings won four titles under Dhoni’s captaincy. Rashid Khan who is heavily involved in playing several T20 leagues across the globe earned his place in the all-time T20 XI of Thisara Perara.
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Besides him, Sunil Narine is the second spinner on the team. Thisara Perera’s pace battery includes the likes of Mitchell Starc, India’s Jasprit Bumrah, and Shaun Tait.
Among the players in the all-time T20 XI of Thisara Perera, six players are actively playing in international cricket. They are none other than Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, and Jasprit Bumrah.
All time T20 XI of Thisara Perera
Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, David Miller, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Shaun Tait