Upul Tharanga      

Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga

Born February 2, 1985, Balapitiya

Current age 35 years 296 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Cumilla Warriors, Dambulla Viiking, 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, Sylhet Sixers

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 31 58 3 1754 165 31.89 3212 54.60 3 8 239 9 24 0
ODIs 235 223 17 6951 174* 33.74 9155 75.92 15 37 798 52 50 0
T20Is 26 26 1 407 47 16.28 330 123.33 0 0 42 12 2 0
First-class 155 261 13 9637 265* 38.85 24 39 114 1
List A 388 371 24 12213 174* 35.19 15626 78.15 28 69 113 2
T20s 117 116 8 3188 124* 29.51 2467 129.22 2 18 348 110 33 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 235 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 155 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
List A 388 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 117 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Dec 18-22, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 12-14, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dambulla, Aug 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Aug 25-27, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Sep 20, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Katunayake, Jan 19, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Nondescripts v Colts Colombo (CCC) 25 Aug 2020 FC
16 Nondescripts v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2020 FC
6, 26 Nondescripts v Burgher Katunayake 15 Aug 2020 FC
121 Nondescripts v SL Army Colombo (SSC) 10 Aug 2020 FC
16 Nondescripts v Saracens Maggona 14 Mar 2020 FC
44* Nondescripts v Badureliya Maggona 6 Mar 2020 FC
42, 28 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 28 Feb 2020 FC
120 SLC XI v West Indians Colombo (PSS) 17 Feb 2020 Other OD
8, 1 Nondescripts v Chilaw Katunayake 14 Feb 2020 FC
69 Nondescripts v Lankan CC Colombo (NCC) 7 Feb 2020 FC
Profile

A batsman who has frustrated and thrilled in equal measure. Although his Test career has never really taken off - his two Test centuries have come more than 10 years apart - in ODIs he keeps illustrious company among Sri Lanka's finest. As of 2017, only Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya had scored more than Tharanga's 13 one-day centuries

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Dec 29, 2019

Upul Tharanga plays one off the back foot, Nondescripts Cricket Club v Kandy Customs Cricket Club,  SLC Invitation Limited Over Tournament, December 19, 2019

Upul Tharanga plays one off the back foot

© SLC

Mar 3, 2019

Upul Tharanga chops one on, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg, March 3, 2019

Upul Tharanga chops one on

© Associated Press

Aug 12, 2018

Upul Tharanga plays a shot, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 12, 2018

Upul Tharanga plays a shot

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