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Upul Tharanga

Batter

Did you know?

He has been involved in seven 200-plus opening partnerships, the second player to achieve the feat behind Ricky Ponting.

RUNS
1754
AVERAGE
31.89

Upul Tharanga

Batter

Did you know?

He has been involved in seven 200-plus opening partnerships, the second player to achieve the feat behind Ricky Ponting.

RUNS
6481
AVERAGE
34.47

Upul Tharanga

Batter

Did you know?

He has been involved in seven 200-plus opening partnerships, the second player to achieve the feat behind Ricky Ponting.

RUNS
221
AVERAGE
13

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
32
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Balapitiya

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Nondescripts Cricket Club

Bio

Upul Tharanga has a good record when it comes to ICC Cricket World Cups. The opening batsmen was part of the 2007 and 2011 teams which finished runners-up at the tournament but despite the disappointment of missing cricket’s biggest prize, Tharanga produced good performances on both occasions.

Tharanga made his one-day international debut in mid-2005 just months after his family home was washed away in the Asian tsunami.

The following year was a standout for Tharanga and resulted in his selection in the 2007 World Cup squad. He finished the tournament with three fifties to his name, including 73 in the semi-final against New Zealand.  

He was dropped from the ODI team later that year but returned to form and was again part of the World Cup squad in 2011.

Tharanga has 14 ODI centuries to go along with three Test hundreds.

MATCHES
31
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
103
BEST BATTING
165
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1754
INNINGS
58
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
31.89
100s
3
50s
8
MATCHES
215
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
125
BEST BATTING
174
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
6481
INNINGS
204
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
34.47
100s
15
50s
35
MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
11
BEST BATTING
37
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
221
INNINGS
17
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
13
100s
0
50s
0

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Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga had luck against him in Colombo, with KL Rahul clinging on to a near-impossible catch at short-leg with the hosts yet to score


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Unlucky Tharanga run out two months too soon

Upal Tharanga might well consider himself the unluckiest cricketer in the world right now after a second unfortunate dismissal in less than a fortnight


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Head makes Tharanga pay for dropping "a soda"

Travis Head gets an early life thanks to an "absolute soda" that was put down Sri Lankan skipper Upul Tharanga, moving to 31 from 25 balls


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Sri Lanka fear ICC will ban Tharanga

Hosts make two additions to their squad to cover injury, possible suspension of their skipper