Tharanga Paranavitana has announced his retirement

Tharanga Paranavitana has announced his retirement

Former Sri Lankan Test opening batsman Tharanga Paranavitana has announced his retirement. The 36-year-old left-arm batsman will no longer play any cricket.

Tharanga Paranavitana has played 32 Tests for Sri Lanka. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in February 2009. The opening batsman played his last Test in November 2012 against New Zealand in Colombo. Paranavitana batted in 60 innings of 32 Tests and scored 1892 runs. He has two centuries in Tests with 11 fifties.

Paranavitana scored 14940 runs in 222 first-class matches. He has scored 40 centuries in first-class cricket, 69 in fifty. Paranavitana holds the record for most first-class runs on Sri Lankan soil (12522). Paranavitana has also played in 130 List A matches and 29 recognized Twenty20 matches. Paranavitana, who owns 4720 List A and 742 T20 runs, also played for Abahani Limited.