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Isuru Udana announced his retirement from international cricket

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Isuru Udana Tilakaratna the professional cricketer of Sri Lanka has declared his retirement from international cricket. Udana plays in an all-rounder position for Sri Lanka , he played limited over crickets ODI and T20 for Sri Lanka. He don’t play long format cricket the Test cricket for Sri Lanka

The 33-year-old cricketer born in Balangoda of Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka in the year 1988, February 17. He usually started his cricketing career as a regular left-arm seam bowler. He is not a regular all-rounder. After playing 10 years as a regular left-hand seam bowler in 2018 he transforms himself into a regular all-rounder for Sri Lanka. He begins his cricketing journey at the age of 20.

Isuru Udana International career is not that successful as his domestic career. In his 12 years of international cricketing career, Udana played only a few games for his country even he doesn’t play a single Test match in his career.

Isuru Udana declared his retirement from his international cricketing career but he will continue his domestic cricketing career by playing for different franchises and teams as he will play in the upcoming West Indies League CPL.

Udana said that cricket will be always his greatest love and provided his 100%. He feels proud that he could serve his country Sri Lanka with his utmost dedication and commitment.

His International career statistics

Isuru Udana in total plays only 56 matches in his international career where he avails to take in a total of 45 wickets in his whole International career.

ODI

In his 21 ODI matches he got to bat for 18 matches and scored 237 runs at a batting average of 95.18 and in his 21 ODI matches he took 18 wickets with a bowling average of 50.50

T20

In his 35 T20 matches he got to bat in 25 matches and scored 256 runs at a batting average of 137.64. In his 35 matches, he avails to took 27 wickets with a bowling average of 23.37

 

Isuru Udana: His total cricketing Journey

Domestic Career

33 years old Sri Lankan Cricketer Isuru Udana begins his cricketing journey at the age of 20 without any first-class cricket experience. While he made his debut for his national side Sri Lanka A against South Africa. During the Sri Lanka tour to South Africa in the year 2008 between August and September.

After his debut for his national side, he went to play his first-class cricket during the season 2008-09 for the Tamil Union club. The Frist class team of Sri Lanka based in Kurunegala, the Wayamba cricket team selected Isuru Udana. To play in first-class cricket as well as to play T20 cricket for the Inter-Provincial cricket tournament of Sri Lanka.

He shows his cricketing talent and skill in the tournament by becoming the leading wickets takers in the T20 Inter-provincial cricket tournament. And being awarded as player of the tournament. Udana helps his team Wayamba to win the title by taking wickets of top-order batsmen in the final match of the T20 tournament. As he took 4 valuable wickets and gave 31 runs. He was named as the man of the match in the final match

Champions T20

In the history of Champions League T20 Udana becomes the first year ever player. To take a hat trick in the year 2010 while playing for Wayamba United in the League. Due. Due to his effective skills, he becomes the most effective bowler in the T20 format. After 4 years after his debut, in the year 2012. Udana got his chance to show his all-rounder skill by playing for Wayamba United in the Sri Lankan Premier League.

He shows up his skill by taking a wicket continuously for his team in the League. As well as batting against Uva Next where he brings back his team in the match.By scoring a tremendous knock with his bat when his team was down by 7 wickets in just only 27 runs. Isuru Udana scores 42 runs in that match. And makes the highest partnership ever for the 8th wicket in T20 format.

After 6 years in the year 2018, in his domestic cricket career again he becomes the leading wicket-taker by taking 10 wickets. During his 6 match es for team Kandy in the Super Provincial one-day tournament. After that, he becomes the part of Kandy squad for the tournament. Later in the same year, Montreal Tigers brought him for the Global T20 Canada tournament in the inaugural edition as a players draft

After the Global T20 tournament, he becomes part of Dambulla’s squad for the Sri Lankan domestic League SLC T20 League.

ODI and T20

During his 2018-19 seasons by displaying his brilliant performance in the Afghanistan Premier League. This is one of the best performances of Udana because in his 8 matches he took in a total of seventeen wickets.

After his brilliant campaign in Afghanistan Premier League. In the same season, Udana was picked by a Bangladeshi team Rajshahi kings in their squad for Bangladesh Premier League.

Again in the year 2019, Udana got a chance to play in Super Provincial one day tournament. But this time a different franchise team called Dambulla’s squad picked him. The last time he played with the Kandy franchise in the same tournament.

Isuru Udana played in three different Leagues one domestic and the other two are foreign League in 2019. He returns to the Canadian tournament the Global T20 Canada tournament.

He played with the same franchise team Montreal Tigers played in 2018 the previous year.Again in the year 2019, Udana got a chance to play in Super Provincial one day tournament but this time a different franchise team called Dambulla’s squad picked him.

After his successful season in the 2019 season, the Indian franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him to play the biggest cricket League tournament, the Indian Premier League in the year 2020 .However, his campaign in the League was too short as he had to leave the league in the middle for the inaugural of Lanka Premier League edition.

International career

The left-arm pacer Udana played his first international match against Australia in the year 2009. Where he was picked by his national side Sri Lanka for T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka played 7 matches in the campaign where Udana got the chance to play for 5 matches out of 7 matches

After his debut in 2009 for his national side, the national team picked Udana 2 years later for the series against Australia in 2011. But unfortunately, he did not get a single match to play in the series.

One year later the national side selection panel picked him for the Pakistan tour to the Sri Lanka T20 match. Even he was also picked for the ODI series followed by the Pakistan series against India.

But he could not contribute any major part in any match where he played. Udana International career is not that great as his domestic career.

Udana always failed to deliver whenever he was picked for the matches after being dropped by his national team Sri Lanka for 4 years.

ODI and T20

After he was picked up by Sri Lanka for New Zealand t20 series, he returned in 2016 for his international career. His series against New Zealand is quite moderate according to his performance.

One year for 2018-19 he got a national contract from his national side Sri Lanka. In he list of 33 cricketers who got national contracts from Sri Lanka, he name was included there. During his ODI series against South Africa in the year 2019 Udana along with his teammate Raijtha scores 58 runs. And made the highest partnership for Sri Lanka’s 10th wicket. In the same series against South Africa, in the t20 match, he becomes the world record holder after scoring the highest individual runs in no. 8 batting.

He becomes the regular player for the Sri Lankan t20 squad after his 2018-19 season. Udana also got the opportunity to feature in the 2019 World Cup ODI squad for his country.

Recently Udana shows good performance against India in both ODI and T20. He played one ODI and two T20I against India after his series he announced his retirement from the International cricket

 

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