Rangana Herath a Sri Lanka’s Veteran Spinner Announces Retirement from T20, ODI [ Current Affairs ]

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Trouper Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (38) has declared his retirement from T20 and One Day International Cricket (ODI). But he will carry on playing in Test matches which always have been his personal passion.

Image of Rangana Herath

Image of Rangana Herath

Rangana Herath Sri Lankan left-arm spinner

  • He takes retirement from T20 and ODIs to make scope for fresh talent to be turned-out for the 2019 World Cup.

About Rangana Herath

  • Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara (Rangana Herath) was born on 19th March 1978 at Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
  • He has recorded best bowling Figures in test by lest-arm spinner.
  • He has started his career in cricket at his first school Mayurapada Central College, Narammala.
  • In 1996–97 cricket seasons Herath had made his first class debut for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club.
  • He had made his test debut in 1999 Australia.
  • ODI Career:
  • He had made his ODI debut in 2004 ODI at Harare against Zimbabwe.
  • He had played overall 71 ODI matches.
  • He had taken total 74 wickets at an average of 31.91.
  • His best performance 4 for 20 against India in 2013.
  • T20 Career:
  • He had made his T20 debut in August 2011 at Pallekele against Australia.
  • He had played overall 17 T20 matches.
  • He had taken 18 wickets at an average of 17.52.
  • His best performance was 5 for 3 inT20s against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014.

- Published on: April 18, 2016