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Upul Tharanga Upul Tharanga Height: 1.80 m DOB: February 2, 1985

Tharanga is one of those players who has flattered to deceive throughout his career. Blessed with the natural talent to both caress and bludgeon the ball, the left-handed opener has however failed to realise his full potential as a batsman. While his Test record doesn't make for impressive reading, his recent ODI form has been a touch better. Given the lack of experience in the current Lankan side, Tharanga is one of the few experienced campaigners left in the Islanders' setup and he could play a crucial role at the 2019 World Cup.

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Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga announces retirement from international cricket

Cricket | Feb 23, 2021, 05:16 PM IST

Tharanga played 31 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 1754 runs at an average of 21.89, including three centuries and eight fifties.

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After former chief selector De Silva, Upul Tharanga questioned in 2011 World Cup final fixing claims

Cricket | Jul 01, 2020, 04:47 PM IST

Tharanga, who scored 2 off 20 deliveries before getting dismissed by Zaheer Khan in the 2011 World Cup final, appeared in front of the Special Investigation Unit

India vs Sri Lanka 2017

India vs Sri Lanka: We have to show some fight, says Upul Tharanga

Cricket | Dec 21, 2017, 12:10 PM IST

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl on a dew-laden Barabati Stadium, but proved no match to India as they were bundled out for a paltry 87 while chasing 181 yesterday.

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I didn't make allegations against players, says Pramodya Wickramasinghe

Cricket | Sep 24, 2017, 03:25 PM IST

The players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to initiate an immediate inquiry by summoning Wickremasinghe.

India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka include Jeffery Vandersay, Dasun Shanaka in one-off T20 match vs India

Cricket | Sep 04, 2017, 09:50 PM IST

Vandersay has not featured in a T20 match for Sri Lanka since the World T20 last year despite being one of the team's standout players in that tournament.

India vs Sri Lanka

No reason to give up Sri Lanka captaincy, says Upul Tharanga

Cricket | Sep 04, 2017, 03:39 PM IST

Not posting a single score of above 250 has been one of the reasons for Sri Lanka's failure to win a match reckons Tharanga.

India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka have lost the winning formula, says Chamara Kapugedara

Cricket | Aug 28, 2017, 02:58 PM IST

Kapugedara was impressed by the progress of the bowlers and asked his batsmen to step up in the remaining two ODI's left.

India vs Sri Lanka

Upul Tharanga suspended for two ODIs, Chamara Kapugedara to lead Sri Lanka

Cricket | Aug 25, 2017, 07:02 PM IST

Chamara already the anointed vice-captain for the Sri Lankan team in the first two matches and thus was the obvious candidate to lead the side.

India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga suspended; Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne roped in ODI squad vs India

Cricket | Aug 25, 2017, 04:43 PM IST

The duo has been called in the squad after the ICC imposed a two-match ban on skipper Upul Tharanga for a slow over rate offence.

India vs Sri Lanka

I would have returned a happy man had we won, says Akila Dananjaya

Cricket | Aug 25, 2017, 03:29 PM IST

Dananjaya was taken off bowling after eight overs and that allowed the Indian pair to settle down.

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Sri Lanka to set up crisis panel to arrest slide in performance

Cricket | Aug 23, 2017, 08:00 PM IST

The crisis panel would discuss the poor showing by the national team and look to identify the problem areas in the national team.

India vs Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka: Do not play irresponsible shots, Upul Tharanga tells his batsmen

Cricket | Aug 23, 2017, 07:03 PM IST

On being asked about Dinesh Chandimal's return to the ODI line-up, Tharanga replied, "We have not come to a final conclusion with the team but there certainly will be changes."

India vs Sri Lanka

Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga returns to face India in ODI series

Cricket | Aug 15, 2017, 11:03 PM IST

Skipper Tharanga has called for support from his countrymen ahead of what should prove to be another tough outing against the higher-ranked India.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Hosts reeling at 154/5 after India post mammoth 600 on Day 2

Cricket | Jul 27, 2017, 07:07 PM IST

The hosts were struggling at 154/5 in reply to India's mammoth first innings total of 600 at the end of second day's play in the first Test at Galle.

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One-off Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka 293-7, trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs

Cricket | Jul 15, 2017, 06:34 PM IST

Sri Lanka trail by 63 runs as Zimbabwe's skipper Cremer picked up three crucial wickets on Day 2 to put visitors ahead.

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Sri Lanka name Dinesh Chandimal as Test Captain, Upul Tharanga to lead in limited overs

Cricket | Jul 12, 2017, 04:14 PM IST

Sri Lanka Cricket has named Dinesh Chandimal as the new test captain while opener Upul Tharanga will be in charge of the team in the shorter formats.

Danushka Gunathilaka celebrates after scoring a century

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets, lead ODI series 2-1

Cricket | Jul 06, 2017, 09:25 PM IST

Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella scored their maiden international centuries to help hosts beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-dayer.

Lakshan Sandakan celebrates with his teammates

Sri Lanka beats Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI

Cricket | Jul 02, 2017, 07:33 PM IST

With the win, the hosts have levelled the series 1-1 after Zimbabwe won the first match by six wickets.

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Ind vs SL: Sangakkara, Dhammika rested for last two ODIs vs India

Cricket | Nov 08, 2014, 11:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Suffering a 2-0 deficit in the on-going 5-match series, Sri Lanka have replaced four players including Kumar Sangakkara to their squad for the fourth and fifth One-Day Internationals against India in Kolkata and

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SL vs PAK: Perera steers Sri Lanka to victory over Pakistan

Cricket | Aug 27, 2014, 07:04 AM IST

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka : A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77-run victory over Pakistan in their second one-day international on Tuesday to level the three-match series.   Perera's whirlwind 65

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