Sri Lanka’s Dilruwan Perera retires from all forms of International Cricket;

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Sri Lanka’s Dilruwan Perera retires from all forms of International Cricket;

Dilruwan Perera, who represented the Sri Lanka National Team, announced his retirement from all forms of International Cricket with immediate effect.

In his retirement letter written to Sri Lanka Cricket, Perera however said, he will continue to play Domestic Cricket.

The off-spinner represented the country across all international formats.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 43 77 8 1303 95 18.88 2779 46.89 0 0 7 158 23
ODI 13 12 0 152 30 12.67 199 76.38 0 0 0 13 3
T20I 3 2 0 1 1 0.5 6 16.67 0 0 0 0 0

Also Perera is known for his off-breaks and the arm-ball which he uses to deceive the batsmen in a regular manner. However, he used them to good effect to snap up 7 wickets for Pandura SC against Galle SC paving the way into the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team for the tour of England in 2007.

Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 43 78 10805 5780 161 6/32 10/78 3.21 35.9 67.11 8 2
ODI 13 10 456 409 13 3/48 3/48 5.38 31.46 35.08 0 0
T20I 3 3 60 72 3 3/26 3/26 7.2 24.0 20.0 0 0

Therefore, he was also called up for the Sri Lankan squad for the inaugural T20 world cup in 2007 after Murali was injured but did not get a game.

Career Information
Test debut
vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Jan 16, 2014

Last Test
vs England at Galle International Stadium, Jan 22, 2021

ODI debut
vs England at R.Premadasa Stadium, Oct 13, 2007

Last ODI
vs Bangladesh at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sep 15, 2018

T20 debut
vs Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Aug 06, 2011

Last T20
vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 25, 2011
In December 2017, Dilruwan became the fastest Sri Lankan and seventh overall to take 100 Test wickets or more. Moreover, he achieved the feat in his 25th game, two fewer than the great Muralitharan, who had held the record.

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