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Upul Tharanga      

Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga

Born February 2, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 31 years 349 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 25 46 3 1412 165 32.83 2617 53.95 2 6 195 6 19 0
ODIs 193 182 12 5621 174* 33.06 7623 73.73 13 30 641 31 34 0
T20Is 10 10 0 131 37 13.10 115 113.91 0 0 12 3 1 0
First-class 132 221 11 8505 265* 40.50 21 33 101 1
List A 317 302 18 9672 174* 34.05 12812 75.49 20 57 85 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 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 193 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
List A 317 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dambulla, Aug 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Sep 20, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 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
24, 26 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2247
26*, 12 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
20, 50 Sri Lankans v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 18 Dec 2016 Other
61 Nondescripts v Bloomfield Colombo (NCC) 3 Dec 2016 FC
57* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
26 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bulawayo 23 Nov 2016 ODI # 3808
- Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
12 Sri Lanka v West Indies Harare 16 Nov 2016 ODI # 3805
- Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
79, 17 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Nov 2016 Test # 2231
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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Nov 29, 2016

Angelo Mathews shares a moment with Upul Tharanga at a press conference, Colombo, 29 November, 2016

Angelo Mathews shares a moment with Upul Tharanga at a press conference

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Nov 29, 2016

Upul Tharanga arrives in Colombo after leading Sri Lanka to a win in the tri-series, Colombo, 29 November, 2016

Upul Tharanga arrives in Colombo after leading Sri Lanka to a win in the tri-series

© AFP

Nov 29, 2016

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews congregate for a press conference, Colombo, November 29, 2016

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews congregate for a press conference

© AFP

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
WICB Pres XI v Australians at Cave Hill - Apr 2-4, 2012
Australians won by 8 wickets
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
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