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Tharanga Announces Retirement : Sri Lankan Opener Played 31 Tests, 235 Odis, 26 T20si

Sri Lankan opening batsman upul Tharanga announced his retirement from International Cricket.

The left-handed batsman has ended his International Career as one of Sri Lanka’s finest opening batsmen.

Tharanga last played for the island Nation in 2019 during the cape town Odi against South Africa.

After making his test debut against India in 2005, Tharanga represented Sri Lanka in 31 tests and scored 1754 runs at an average of 21.89.

He also scored three centuries and eight fifties in the longest format of the game. Incidentally, his last appearance in tests also came against India during the Pallekele Test in 2017.

His career-best score of 174* is the second-highest by a Sri Lankan in the format to date. Tharanga had played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s march to the final of the 2011 World Cup where they had lost to India in the final.