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KJP – the Spirited Fighter of Sri Lanka cricket

If dashing opener Kusal Janith Perera (KJP) was born in to the Red Indian clan, his name would probably be ‘Spirited Fighter’. To confer KJP with that nickname or ‘title’ there are reasons beyond just one.

If KJP had opted to bow down to the ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in December 2015, Sri Lanka’s wouldn’t have pulled off that dramatic Test win against South Africa in Durban few months ago, and beyond that he wouldn’t be travelling to England for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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  1. I must say the ICC should hang its head in shame on the whole doping allegation against KJP as should the many on this forum who repeatedly had ago at his early failures. He is a high risk – high return player, much like Sanath. Your not looking for a technically competent Marvan Attapatu here but for a match winner who does things few others can. Its a rare talent that comes along ever so often and I am glad KJP clung on and shown us all what he is all about. This guy refused an IPL contract to win his test place back and only got back due to injuries but here is. Let there me no more questions about this KJP – he needs to bat in the top order in all forms of cricket. If he was fit enough, he could even keep wickets but for me, I would play him as #3 or #4 in all forms of cricket.

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