Former Sri Lanka captain and celebrated all-rounder Thisara Perera has decided to hang his boots in the international circuit. The 32-year-old all-rounder represented the island nation in as many as 166 One Day Internationals and 84 T20 International scoring 2338 and 1204 runs respectively at an average of 20 and 23.1.
The part-time speedster has 175 ODI and 51 T20I wickets under his belt. He also made 6 appearances in the longest format of the game from 2011 to 2012 and ended up scoring 203 runs and picked up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 4.10.
In the latest development, the all-rounder has conveyed his decision of taking retirement from the game to the administration and the officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). It is learned that Thisara’s decision was inspired by the reports that stated that SLC is planning to drop several senior cricketers from the National One Day team.
As per a report published in NewsWire, a senior SLC official stated that the selectors are unlikely to consider Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, and Thisara Perera for the upcoming outings for limited-overs cricket. Sri Lanka is scheduled to play an ODI series against Bangladesh followed by T20I and ODI games against England.
Perera’s last outing for Sri Lanka came in March 2021 when the team was up against West Indies for a Test, ODI, and T20I series. Sri Lanka experienced a torrid outing as West Indies emerged victorious in the limited-over format while the Test series resulted in a draw.
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