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Upul Tharanga      

Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga

Born February 2, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 29 years 233 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 19 34 1 1019 165 30.87 1941 52.49 1 5 144 6 13 0
ODIs 175 167 9 5311 174* 33.61 7200 73.76 13 28 614 28 33 0
T20Is 10 10 0 131 37 13.10 115 113.91 0 0 12 3 1 0
First-class 107 177 6 6650 265* 38.88 16 25 74 1
List A 282 271 12 8582 174* 33.13 11468 74.83 19 48 74 2
Twenty20 52 52 3 1349 83* 27.53 1103 122.30 0 10 156 38 15 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 175 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 107 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
List A 282 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dambulla, Aug 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 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 Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 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 Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dambulla 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3519
27 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 26 Aug 2014 ODI # 3515
18 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hambantota 23 Aug 2014 ODI # 3512
92, 45 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014 Test # 2136
19, 12 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 6 Aug 2014 Test # 2133
11, 30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
83, 14 Sri Lanka v South Africa Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
4 SL Pres. XI v Sth Africans Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
62 Rulers v Express Colombo (SSC) 2 Jul 2014 T20
36, 0c/2s Rulers v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 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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Aug 30, 2014

Upul Tharanga scored 14, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014

Upul Tharanga scored 14

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Aug 23, 2014

Upul Tharanga plays off his toes, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Hambantota, August 23, 2014

Upul Tharanga plays off his toes

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Aug 16, 2014

Upul Tharanga was bowled for 45, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, August 16, 2014

Upul Tharanga was bowled for 45

© AFP

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 13, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jan 11, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 10, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 104 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 8, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jan 7, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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