Thilan Thushara      

Full name Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando

Born March 1, 1981, Balapitiya

Current age 38 years 226 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Cricket Coaching School, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Singha Sports Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 14 3 94 15* 8.54 201 46.76 0 0 13 0 3 0
ODIs 38 27 6 392 54* 18.66 424 92.45 0 1 32 9 4 0
T20Is 6 2 0 4 3 2.00 8 50.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 134 198 20 2882 103* 16.19 1 11 46 0
List A 160 111 22 1432 75* 16.08 0 3 23 0
T20s 51 31 10 233 48 11.09 208 112.01 0 0 12 13 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 18 1668 1040 28 5/83 6/118 37.14 3.74 59.5 1 1 0
ODIs 38 38 1676 1393 50 5/47 5/47 27.86 4.98 33.5 0 1 0
T20Is 6 6 132 179 7 2/37 2/37 25.57 8.13 18.8 0 0 0
First-class 134 16201 9801 320 6/50 30.62 3.62 50.6 8 1
List A 160 6296 5145 182 6/28 6/28 28.26 4.90 34.5 1 4 0
T20s 51 51 1066 1319 67 3/8 3/8 19.68 7.42 15.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Kingston, Jun 27-29, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Nov 15-19, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Apr 15, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 7, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, May 11, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), May 15-17, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Galle Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Galle, Mar 6, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Hambantota Troopers v Colombo Commandos at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/64, 67, 0/6, 54 Bloomfield v Lankan CC Colombo (Bloomfield) 15 May 2019 FC
1/62, 14, 0/11 Bloomfield v KTC Colombo (Bloomfield) 9 May 2019 FC
5, 1/27 Bloomfield v Police SC Colombo (Police) 7 Apr 2019 FC
0/41, 0, 1/12 Bloomfield v Kurunegala Y Colombo (Bloomfield) 27 Mar 2019 FC
3/39, 0, 0/19, 32 Bloomfield v Galle CC Colombo (Bloomfield) 22 Mar 2019 FC
10, 0/17 Bloomfield v Galle CC Galle 6 Mar 2019 LA
17, 0/18 Bloomfield v Panadura Colombo (Bloomfield) 4 Mar 2019 LA
10, 0/30 Moors v Galle CC Colombo (Burgher) 5 Feb 2017 FC
1/34, 10, 1/24 Moors v Bloomfield Kaluthara 27 Jan 2017 FC
1/62, 9, 1/12 Moors v Badureliya Colombo (Burgher) 20 Jan 2017 FC
Profile

Thushara is one of new fast bowling prospects to emerge in the last two years. From the coastal town of Balapitiya, he made his first-class debut in 1998-99. After a few years of steady improvement, including a spell in the BCCSL's Fast Bowling Unit, he caught the eye of the selectors and was included for Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in 2002. He made his Test debut against West Indies in 2003, but failed to make the Test or ODI squad for the England tour later in the year. No rabbit with the bat, he is a hard-hitting striker of the ball and has two first-class half-centuries to his name. He played an important role in Kandurata ending as Inter-provincial limited-overs joint champs in 2008, finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 11 wickets. That earned him a recall to the Test squad for the tour of West Indies and he impressed with eight wickets in two Tests. He was later included in the 30-man probables for the Champions Trophy. He has been effective on Sri Lankan pitches, forming a successful partnership with Nuwan Kulasekara.
Charlie Austin and Cricinfo Staff October 2009

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Nov 10, 2010

Thilan Thushara took 2 for 38, SLC President's XI v West Indians, SSC, 1st day, November 10, 2010

Thilan Thushara took 2 for 38

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Apr 6, 2010

M Vijay catches Kieron Pollard despite interference from Thilan Thushara, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Chennai, April 6, 2010

M Vijay catches Kieron Pollard

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Feb 6, 2010

Thilina Kandamby was dismissed by Thilan Thushara, Basnahira North v Kandurata, Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Limited Over Tournament, Colombo, February 6, 2010

Thilina Kandamby was dismissed by Thilan Thushara

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