Dilruwan Perera announces retirement from international cricket

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Dilruwan Perera announced his retirement form international cricket on Wednesday

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Dilruwan Perera announces retirement from international cricket

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SportsCafe Desk

01/26/2022

Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, January 26. Perera has represented Sri Lanka in 43 Tests, 13 ODIs and three T20Is, and scalped 177 wickets across formats in international cricket.

Sri Lanka off-spinner, Dilruwan Perera announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, January 26. However, in his retirement letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the 39-year-old stated that he will continue to play domestic cricket. Perera, who is an off-spin bowler, and a handy batsman has scalped 177 wickets and scored 1456 runs across formats in international cricket.

Perera has represented the country in 43 Tests, 13 ODIs and 3 T20I, and became the fastest Sri Lanka bowler to complete 50 and 100 Test wickets. The off-spinner is also the first Sri Lankan to scalp 10 wickets and score a half-century in the same Test. Perera has claimed eight five-wicket hauls, and clinched the 10-wicket haul twice during his career in the longest format of the game.

The off-spinner made his ODI debut in 2007 against England in Colombo, and earned his Test cap during the red-ball series against Pakistan in 2014. The 39-year-old scalped 161 wickets from 43 Tests at an average of 35.90. 

The Sri Lankan off-spinner was also a handy batsman, who notched up seven half-centuries in Test cricket, and his highest score of 95 came against Pakistan in 2014.

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