Upul Tharanga retires from international cricket.

Senior Sri Lankan cricketer Upul Tharang on Tuesday 23 Feb 2021 announced his retirement from international cricket. 

The left-handed batsman, who last played for Sri Lanka in March 2019, had been an integral part of white-ball cricket for Sri Lankan national team over the years. 

Tharanga represented Sri Lanka in 31 Tests, 235 ODIs and 26 T20Is. His Test career wasn’t as impactful as his performance in the 50-over format. Tharanga scored 1754 runs in the five-day format, which included 3 centuries and 8 half-centuries.

In ODIs, he scored 6951 runs in 235 matches at an average of 33.74. He also has 15 tons and 37 fifties to his name in the 50-over format. During the 2011 World Cup, he also smashed two centuries against Zimbabwe (133) and England (102*).

In T20Is, he amassed 407 runs in 26 matches at 16.28. He was also the Sri Lankan captain for a short period of time.

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