Sri Lanka’s veteran spinner Rangana Herath announced retirement from T20, ODI

Apr 18, 2016 08:25 IST

Rangana Herath, the veteran Sri Lankan spinner, retired from T20 and One Day International Cricket on 17 April 2016. However, the left-arm spinner will continue to play in Test matches.

Sri Lankan Cricket Board in a press statement informed that Herath would like to concentrate on Test cricket which has always been his personal passion.

Quoting from the letter received from Herath, the Board said that the decision was taken to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup.

Herath had a career best in Tests of 9 for 127 against Pakistan in 2014, 4 for 20 in ODIs against India in 2013 and 5 for 3 inT20s against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014.

Format

Matches

Wicket

Debut

ODIs

71

74

25 April 2004 at Harare against Zimbabwe

T20Is

17

18

6 August 2011 at Pallekele against Australia

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