Upul Tharanga      

Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga

Born February 2, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 31 years 237 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 188 179 11 5526 174* 32.89 7461 74.06 13 29 632 30 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 312 299 17 9577 174* 33.96 12650 75.70 20 56 84 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 188 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
List A 312 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 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
15 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 4 Sep 2016 ODI # 3776
0 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
- Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
40 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
53* Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
3 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
1* Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Jun 2016 ODI # 3749
7 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 16 Jun 2016 ODI # 3748
10 Mohammedan v Prime DSC Dhaka 16 May 2016 LA
77* Mohammedan v Abahani Ltd Dhaka 12 May 2016 LA
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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Sep 4, 2016

Eyes on the ball: Upul Tharanga avoids a bouncer, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Eyes on the ball: Upul Tharanga avoids a bouncer

© AFP

Sep 4, 2016

Upul Tharanga slams one through the off side, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Pallekele, September 4, 2016

Upul Tharanga slams one through the off side

© Associated Press

Sep 3, 2016

Upul Tharanga has a hit at the nets, Pallekele, September 3, 2016

Upul Tharanga has a hit at the nets

© AFP

Results
Burgher v Colts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Burgher won by 4 runs
Nondescripts v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Nondescripts won by 64 runs
Burgher v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Burgher won by 37 runs
Colts v Nondescripts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Colts won by 64 runs
Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Chilaw won by 23 runs
Col CC v Colts at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Colts won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Nondescripts v Saracens at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Nondescripts won by 43 runs
Police SC v Sinhalese at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Sinhalese won by 10 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Badureliya v SL Air SC at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Badureliya won by 49 runs
Burgher v SLPACC at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Burgher won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Kurunegala Y won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Panadura v Ragama at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Panadura won by 38 runs
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