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Dilruwan Perera retires from all forms of cricket!

Dilruwan Perera

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CRICDOT DESK : Sri Lankan all-rounder Dilruwan Perera has announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he has expressed his desire to play domestic cricket for some more time.

Off-spinner Dilruwan announced his decision to retire in an e-mail sent to Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) chief executive Ashley de Silva.

Perera has taken 1301 runs for 161 wickets and 6 half-centuries in 43 Tests, 13 wickets and 152 runs in 13 ODIs and 3 wickets and 1 run in three T20s. Perera, a 39-year-old right-handed batsman, was a key member of the Sri Lankan Test team.

Perella’s biggest moment was the home test. He conceded 10 wickets in a goal victory over Australia during the series in which Sri Lanka grabbed those opponents. His other 10 wins in the goal were also another big win against South Africa in 2018. He was almost a mirror image of Hellas on the turn and, despite what he heard, was often able to backspin the ball and slide his arm. Off-breaks can also cause problems.

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In the racket, he was brave rather than stubborn, often looking for foot boundaries and used swings both traditionally and backwards to be effective. His 95 at his Sharjah debut remains his highest test score. One of his most valuable innings also took place in the United Arab Emirates when he hit 58 in Dubai in 2017, making a total of one inning contribution in a day / night match against Pakistan. .. His two-inning Five Wicket Hall later sealed the game and series.

However, his bowling hasn’t left an impression for the past two years and was eventually kicked out of test XI by Lasith Embuldeniya, and more recently by Praveen Jayawickrama and Ramesh Mendis. At the
Limited overs cricket, Perella actually started as a batter and started most of the innings in the first four games from 2007 to 2008, but with little impact. He was decent with the ball when he returned to the ODI team after 2014, but his lack of agility in the field prompted selectors to look for younger options.

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