Sri Lankan veteran all-rounder Thisara Perera has said goodbye to international cricket. He has announced his retirement on 03 May 2021 (Monday).
The 32-year-old Perera played his last international match as an ODI against the West Indies on 14 March 2021.
He has been more successful in limited-overs cricket for Sri Lanka.
Perera’s international career
Perera has scored 203 runs in six Tests for Sri Lanka with the help of a half-century. On the other hand, he took 11 wickets in bowling.
Perera represented Sri Lanka in 84 T20s and has scored 1,204 runs with the help of three half-centuries. In bowling, he has taken 51 wickets with the best performance of 3/24.
In 166 ODIs, Perera has taken 175 wickets at an average of 32.79 and scored 2,338 runs with the bat.
Perera will continue to play franchise cricket.
After retiring from international cricket, Perera will continue to play franchise cricket. Apart from this, he has indicated that he will also retain the captaincy of the Jaffna Stallions in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
The aggressive left-handed batsman Perera has played in all the T20 leagues worldwide, including the Indian Premier League (IPL). Now, after his discharge from national duty, he will have many opportunities to play in T20 leagues.