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Lahiru Thirimanne
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Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lanka|Top order batter
Lahiru Thirimanne

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2021

Full Name

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne

Born

August 09, 1989, Moratuwa

Age

32y 74d

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

TEAMS

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.

Andrew Fernando

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test428162063155*27.50521639.553102043340
ODI127106143194139*34.71441972.2742124625380
T20I262022914416.16267108.980027580
FC134230248522187*41.361776147.982242825581420
List A216188255770139*35.39783873.6174045060670
T208271814137022.421196118.140511040290
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test42584510---3.64-000
ODI12741049432/362/3631.335.4234.60000
T20I26------------
FC1341227016611/131/13166.003.68270.00000
List A216712011642/362/3629.005.8030.00000
T2082------------
Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne
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Photos


Sri Lanka's close-in fielders pile on the pressure against Mushfiqur Rahim
Lahiru Thirimanne flicks en route to his 140
Taskin Ahmed celebrates the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne
Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando await the third umpire's verdict
Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne carried on their good form
Lahiru Thirimanne executes a watchful cut