Anjali Ajith

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Mahela Jayawardene announces Test retirement

Mahela Jayawardene announces Test retirement

Post By : Anjali Ajith

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Sub Category : Cricket

15 Jul 2014

Former land skipper Mahela Jayawardene has proclaimed his retirement from take a look at cricket following the house series against South Africa and Pakistan this year.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) aforesaid Jayawardene, 37, has written a letter to the chief military officer Ashley American state sylva saying his would like to retire from the longest version of the sport.

"It wasn't a simple call to form as long as it's been a good privilege and honour representing my country throughout the past eighteen years, however i think this can be the correct time", Jayawardene was quoted as speech communication.

The veteran ballplayer can play 2 Tests against Republic of South Africa on Gregorian calendar month sixteen and Gregorian calendar month twenty four, severally, followed by a two-match series against Islamic Republic of Pakistan in August.

Jayawardene, though, extra that he was absolutely committed to represent the country within the one-dayers.

This would mean that land won't miss him throughout the globe Cup 2015 to be hosted together by Australia and New Seeland.

Jayawardene, United Nations agency created his take a look at debut against Republic of India in 1997, contend one hundred forty five Tests evaluation 11493 runs with thirty three centuries and forty eight fifties.

Jayawardene (22 and seventy nine runs) recently created his presence felt in an exceedingly 100-run win against European nation at Headingley to administer land their 1st take a look at series finish -- the Islanders won the two-match series 1-0 -- on English soil.

The Colombo-born player additionally created an important 24-run contribution in his final Twenty20 look against Republic of India within the tournament final in Mirpur on Apr vi.