Matches (17)
T20 World Cup (4)
SL vs WI [W] (1)
WI Academy in IRE (1)
T20 Blast (8)
CE Cup (3)

Full Name

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne

Born

August 09, 1989, Moratuwa

Age

34y 318d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Height

5ft 10in

Education

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa

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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Lahiru Thirimanne Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests448562088155*26.43529439.443102073360
ODIs127106143194139*34.71441972.2742124625380
T20Is262022914416.16267108.980027580
FC139239248799187*40.921819448.362343858591450
List A223195256007139*35.33813073.8874347062690
T20s8271814137022.421196118.140511040290

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests44584510---3.64-000
ODIs12741049432/362/3631.335.4234.6000
T20Is26------------
FC1391227016611/131/13166.003.68270.0000
List A223712011642/362/3629.005.8030.0000
T20s82------------
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Lahiru Kumara is over the moon after smashing Babar Azam's stumps
Rohit Sharma dives to catch Lahiru Thirimanne's edge
Lahiru Thirimanne plays a cut during a steady beginning to the innings
Sri Lanka's close-in fielders pile on the pressure against Mushfiqur Rahim
Taskin Ahmed celebrates the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne
Lahiru Thirimanne flicks en route to his 140