Upul Tharangannounces retirement from international cricket

Tharanga, 36, who was at the helm from From July to November in 2017, he last represented the national team during his tour of South Africa in 2019.

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PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 23, 2021 16:54 IST

Sri Lankan veteran Upul Tharanga announced his retirement on Tuesday from international cricket after a career spanning 15 years and during which time he also enjoyed a short stint as captain.

Tharanga, 36, who was at the helm from From July to November in 2017, he last represented the national team during his tour of South Africa in 2019.

“I have decided to retire from international cricket, ”Tharanga wrote in his Twitter handle.”

Tharanga played 31 trials for Sri Lanka, scoring 1754 runs at an average of 21.89, including three centuries and eight fifties.

She made her trial debut against India in Ahmedabad in December 2005 and also played her last match, against the same opponent, in Pallekele in 2017.

A left-handed hitter, Tharanga has been most successful in the ODI, making 6951 runs at an average of 33.74 in 235 games played since his debut against the West Indies in August 2005.

His ODI career spanned 15 centuries and 37 half centuries, with the highest score of 174 non outs. Tharanga too …

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