Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan retires from Test cricket
36-year-old had played in 87 Test matches
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan is set to retire from Test matches after an 87-match career.
The 36-year-old, who made his highest Test score of 193 not out as captain in the drawn Test against England at Lord's in 2011, will make the announcement personally on Thursday.
Sri Lanka Cricket, the national governing body, confirmed the news in a short statement published on its official Facebook page.
The Sri Lanka Cricket statement said on Wednesday morning: "TM Dilshan is to formally announce his retirement from Test cricket tomorrow.
"The all-rounder has played 87 Tests and scored 5,492 runs at a modest average of 40.98. He has scored 16 Test centuries and 23 fifties at a strike rate of 65.54."
Dilshan made his Test debut in November 1999, in a series against Zimbabwe, and has been a familar presence in the Sri Lanka team since. He made his 16th Test hundred against Bangladesh in March.
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils