Thilan Samaraweera      

Full name Thilan Thusara Samaraweera

Born September 22, 1976, Colombo

Current age 41 years 275 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Brothers Union, Colts Cricket Club, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Worcestershire

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - DP Samaraweera, Brother-in-law - WMB Perera

Thilan Thusara Samaraweera
    November 6, 1998
    An uneventful ODI debut
    Thilan Samaraweera makes his ODI debut against India in Sharjah but does not bat. Fails to cement a place in the ODI team and plays only eight matches between 1998 and 2001
    August 29-September 2, 2001
    A more eventful Test debut
    Samaraweera scores a century on Test debut against India at the SSC
    October 21, 2004
    Century abroad, at last
    Scores his first century away from the SSC in Colombo. Makes 100 against Pakistan in Faisalabad - his fourth Test hundred - in a low-scoring match that Sri Lanka win by 201 runs
    May 2006
    Briefly in exile
    Plays his last Test for 18 months. Samaraweera is cut from the squad following a lean run in 2005-06, after making double-digit scores only four times in his last 14 innings.
    November 8, 2007
    Second coming
    Makes a comeback during the tour of Australia, scoring 13 and 20 in Brisbane
    April-July 2008
    Two Tests, two tons
    Scores hundreds in consecutive Tests, against West Indies in Trinidad, and against India at the SSC. It's the beginning of a purple patch
    February-March 2009
    Two Tests, two double tons
    Scores consecutive double-centuries against Pakistan, in Karachi and Lahore. His partnership of 437 with Mahela Jayawardene in Karachi is a world record for the fourth wicket
    March 3, 2009
    Biting the bullet
    Samaraweeera gets shot in the left thigh during a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team's bus while they were on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The Test is called off and the team returns to Sri Lanka
    July 4, 2009
    Back after surgery
    Makes a return to the Test team after surgery and three months out of the game. Plays 50th Test against Pakistan in Galle
    July 30, 2009
    Return to the shorter format
    Plays first ODI since November 2005, against Pakistan in Dambulla, and scores 10
    September 8, 2009
    Finally, an ODI hundred
    - Scores maiden ODI century - 104 versus New Zealand in Colombo- in his 22nd game. Gets a run in the ODI side thereafter
    August, 2010
    Double effort in vain
    - Scores an unbeaten 137 in the first innings on a difficult P Sara Oval surface and an 83 after Sri Lanka were down to 87 for 7 in the second, but couldn't prevent an Indian victory
    December, 2011
    South Africa stunned
    - Hits a memorable 102 in Durban in his comeback series to set up Sri Lanka's maiden Test victory in South Africa
    December, 2012
    Difficulties down under
    Has a horror tour of Australia, managing only 77 runs in six innings as Sri Lanka go down 3-0
    March, 2013
    Adieu to internationals
    Announces his retirement from international cricket after being dropped for the Bangladesh Test series at home