Upul Tharanga      

Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga

Born February 2, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 31 years 92 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Kandurata Maroons, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board XI

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Warushavithana Upul Tharanga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 38 1 1117 165 30.18 2110 52.93 1 5 157 6 17 0
ODIs 180 172 9 5407 174* 33.17 7342 73.64 13 28 624 28 33 0
T20Is 10 10 0 131 37 13.10 115 113.91 0 0 12 3 1 0
First-class 127 212 9 8149 265* 40.14 20 31 99 1
List A 300 288 13 9234 174* 33.57 12233 75.48 20 53 82 2
Twenty20 71 70 3 1806 83* 26.95 1450 124.55 0 12 211 53 27 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 180 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
List A 300 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dambulla, Aug 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 7, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Sep 20, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Legends of Rupganj v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Fatullah, May 2-3, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Galle Guardians v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
71 Mohammedan v Rupganj Fatullah 2 May 2016 LA
21 Mohammedan v Victoria SC Savar (3) 28 Apr 2016 LA
70 Mohammedan v Brothers Dhaka 24 Apr 2016 LA
172, 51 Nondescripts v Col CC Colombo (Moors) 3 Mar 2016 FC
60, 139 Nondescripts v Ragama Colombo (PSS) 25 Feb 2016 FC
111, 29 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (RPS) 18 Feb 2016 FC
15, 84 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (Colts) 11 Feb 2016 FC
8 Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
25 Kurunegala W v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
28 Kurunegala W v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
Profile

Upul Tharanga's call-up to the national one-day squad in July 2005 brightened a year marred by the Asian tsunami, which washed away his family home in Ambalangoda, a fishing town on the west coast. From an early age he was tipped for the big time, playing Premier League cricket for Singha CC at the age of 15 and passing seamlessly and successfully through the Sri Lanka under-15, under-17 and under-19 development squads. He first really caught the eye during the under-19 World Cup in 2004 when he cracked 117 against South Africa and then 61 in 42 balls against India in the next game. Then, after a successful tour with the under-19 team to Pakistan, during which he scored half-centuries in each of the two Tests and two one-day matches, the Sri Lankan board sent him to play league cricket in Essex, where he starred for Loughton Cricket Club. He soon graduated to the A team and after accomplished performances against West Indies A earlier he was selected for the national squad a week later. However, it was on the 2006 tour of England that he really began to develop, especially in the one-day game, with an outstanding century at Lord's in the first match of Sri Lanka's 5-0 whitewash. Back-to-back centuries followed in the Champions Trophy and he was formed a destructive partnership with Sanath Jayasuriya without having to compromise his natural flair. He is also a skillful wicketkeeper.
Charlie Austin February 2007

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May 3, 2016

Upul Tharanga hit 71 off 99 balls, Legends of Rupganj v Mohammedan Sporting Club, DPL 2016, Fatullah, May 3, 2016

Upul Tharanga hit 71 off 99 balls and helped Mohammedan Sporting Club to a victory

© BCB

Aug 31, 2015

Ishant Sharma and and Virat Kohli celebrate Upul Tharanga's wicket,  Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, August 31, 2015

Ishant Sharma and and Virat Kohli celebrate Upul Tharanga's wicket

© AFP

Jul 15, 2015

Upul Tharanga loses his off stump, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Pallekele, July 15, 2015

Upul Tharanga loses his off stump

© AFP

Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Delhi - Dec 27, 2009
No result
India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata - Dec 24, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack - Dec 21, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur - Dec 18, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot - Dec 15, 2009
India won by 3 runs
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