Full name Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne
Born September 8, 1989, Moratuwa
Current age 25 years 326 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Kandurata Maroons, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa
|Test debut||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 16-20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 5, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 1, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 14-16, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 3-7, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Colts Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Jan 14, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Wayamba v Basnahira South at Colombo (SSC), Mar 25, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 7, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|30||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Hambantota||26 Jul 2015||ODI # 3672|
|90||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Colombo (RPS)||22 Jul 2015||ODI # 3671|
|56||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Colombo (RPS)||19 Jul 2015||ODI # 3670|
|4||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Pallekele||15 Jul 2015||ODI # 3669|
|23||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Dambulla||11 Jul 2015||ODI # 3664|
|11, 0||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Pallekele||3 Jul 2015||Test # 2169|
|7, 20*||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Colombo (PSS)||25 Jun 2015||Test # 2168|
|8, 44||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Galle||17 Jun 2015||Test # 2167|
|0||Ragama||v Sinhalese||Colombo (SSC)||7 Apr 2015||T20|
|41||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Sydney||18 Mar 2015||ODI # 3640|
An unflappable young talent with a killer cover drive, Lahiru Thirimanne came to the international landscape highly regarded by Sri Lanka's cricket elite, with Aravinda de Silva most notably among his champions. An opener by reputation, Thirimanne made his debut in early 2010 and earnt sporadic places in the national side over the next two years, but it was not until he was moved to the middle order in 2012 that he unearthed the consistency that would make him a regular at the top level.
A measured batsman, if at times a limited one, Thirimanne has been a contrasting ally for Sri Lanka's middle-order dashers in ODI cricket, striking particularly memorable partnerships with Angelo Mathews to lift Sri Lanka out of trouble.
His forte has always been the longest form however, as evidenced by a first-class average of almost 60 in his first full season for Ragama CC. Thirimanne could not recreate that form in his first few Tests as an opener, but conjured his finest innings to date at no. 4, when he stepped off a plane 36 hours before the 2013 New Year Test to strike a sparkling 91 on the first day in Sydney. Ten days later he hit a maiden international hundred in an ODI to take Sri Lanka to victory in Adelaide.
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