Sri Lanka’s star all-rounder Thisara Perera has surprised everyone with his sudden retirement from international cricket. Perera, who has played regularly for limited overs cricket, is known for his fast bowling and batting in the last overs. However, after his retirement, Perera has confirmed that he will continue playing for franchise cricket. His decision comes at a time when the selectors have not included him in the one-day series against Bangladesh.
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Perera, who made his international debut in 2009, has played for Sri Lanka in 6 Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20 Internationals. He has taken 11 Tests, 175 ODIs and 51 T20s. He is also batting on 203, 2338 and 1204 respectively. Scoring the only century of his international career, his bat was a brilliant 140-run innings against New Zealand in 2019.
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Thisara Perera hit six sixes in domestic cricket in a short span of time. He achieved this at the Major Clubs Limited Over List A tournament in Colombo. He was the captain of the Sri Lanka Army against Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club. He scored an unbeaten 52 off 13 balls during this period. His innings included eight sixes, and the second fastest fifty in any Sri Lankan List A. Before him, former Sri Lankan all-rounder skipper Weirth hit a half-century in 2005 off 12 balls.
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