Upul Tharanga of Sri Lanka cricket team bats left handedly and is an occasional wicketkeeper. He has also played for Sri Lanka Board XI, Singha Sports Club, Ruhuna, Nondescripts Cricket Club and Asia XI.

Tharanga debuted in One day Internationals on 2nd August 2005 at Dambulla against West Indies. In this match, he was the opening batsman and scored 6 runs in 12 balls. Sri Lanka was victorious in this match by 50 runs. The first Test match of Tharanga was played from 18th to 22nd December 2005 at Ahmedabad against India. In the 1st innings, he took 1 catch and scored 2 runs in 14 deliveries while batting at the No. 1 position. In the 2nd innings, he was again sent to bat at the No. 1 spot and he scored 47 runs in 117 balls. India won this match by 259 runs.

Career Highlights

Team 647 sri lanka national cricket team Sri Lanka National Cricket Team
Role Batsman
Born 2 Feb 1985
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Number 44
Team History
Singha Sports Club Singha Sports Club 2000 - present
Nondescripts Cricket Club Nondescripts 2003 - present
Ruhuna Cricket Team Ruhuna 2007 - present
647 sri lanka national cricket team Sri Lanka 2005 - present
Lalitpur Patriots 2020
Dhaka Dynamites 2018 - 2019
Sylhet Sixers 2017
Kandurata Maroons 2014

Tharanga appeared in 15 Test matches and scored 713 runs in these with 165 as his highest score. His batting strike rate was 49.51 and batting average was 28.52. He hit 3 half centuries, 1 century, 99 boundaries and 5 sixers and took 11 catches. In One day Internationals, Tharanga had a batting strike rate of 70.67 and batting average of 30.91 in the 74 matches he played. Overall, he scored 2133 runs and his highest score was 120. He took 12 catches and hit 5 sixers, 253 fours, 6 hundreds and 9 fifties.

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  • Mr sporter
    mr Sporter

    I wonder if he'll be able to beat Zimbabwe in the upcoming match.