Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Sri Lanka paceman Nuwan Kulasekara announces retirement from Test cricket

Nuwan Kulasekara, the Sri Lanka paceman, announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday (June 1).
Nuwan Kulasekara
"I would like to retire from playing Test cricket with immediate effect," a Sri Lanka Cricket release said, quoting Kulasekara. "After much thought I believe it is the right time to retire and I hope it will allow me to better prepare for ODI and T20 cricket, which I would like to continue playing for Sri Lanka subject to good performance and selection."
The 33-year-old Kulasekara partook in 21 Tests and picked up 48 wickets since his debut in April 2005. He played his last Test in June 2014 at Lord's. Apart from beingrenownedfor his accuracy and prowess to move the new ball, he was a handy batsman down the order.
In the ODI format, he transcended to one of Sri Lanka's strike bowlers in 2008 and attained the top spot in the ODI rankings in March 2009 following 48 wickets in a 11-month period. He has 186 wickets in 173 ODIs at an average of 34.08.

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