Lahiru Thirimanne: News

Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirmanne’s international career is filled with ups and downs. For a once highly-regarded talent, his performances for Sri Lanka never achieved the consistency that was expected of him. Thirimanne made his first-class debut in 2008 for Ragama Cricket Club. It was, however, in the next season that he caught the attention of the Lankan public and the cricket board. In that season, he scored over 700 runs from just eight games. This led to him being offered a place in the ODI team, and he made his international debut against India in 2010. Thirimanne made his Test debut against England in 2011. In a generation of Sri Lankan cricketers who are hard-hitters of the ball, he stood out with his calm and composed nature and a knack for playing freely after wearing down the bowling attack. Equally strong on both feet, he was once compared to Kumar Sangakkara for his temperament, but the lack of consistency always hurt him. He was out of the team from 2016 to 2018, and since his return, he has been considered as a Test specialist. Thirimanne has also been the stand-in captain for the team on various occasions.

23 Jul 2023

Cricket News

SL's Lahiru Thirimanne announces retirement from international cricket: Details here

Sri Lankan batter Lahiru Thirimanne has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

WI vs SL, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 3

West Indies, who resumed Day 3 on 268/8 against Sri Lanka in the ongoing first Test, folded for 271.

Jason Holder claims five wickets against Sri Lanka

West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder claimed five wickets against Sri Lanka in the first Test match

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in the first Test match by six wickets at Galle.

06 Jul 2019

Cricket News

2019 World Cup: Sri Lanka set India a 265-run target

The Sri Lankan cricket team set India a 265-run target in match number 44 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley in Leeds.

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka made sure that they learn from the mistakes of the previous game as they beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L) in match number seven of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.