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Lahiru Thirimanne

Full Name  Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne
Born  (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 25)
Birth Place  Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Role  Allrounder
Name  Hettige Rumesh
Nickname  Thiri
National team   Sri Lanka
Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style  Left-handed
Bowling style  Right-arm medium-fast

Current teams  Sri Lanka national cricket team (#66), Ragama Cricket Club


Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 16 87 69 147
Runs scored 721 1,871 4,466 3,440
Batting average 26.70 31.71 42.53 32.14
100s/50s 1/3 3/10 12/22 3/25
Top score 155* 102* 156* 102*
Balls bowled 84 104 144 120
Wickets 0 3 0 4
Bowling average 31.33 29.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling - 2/36 2/36
Catches/stumpings 8/– 29/– 58/–0 46/0

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne (known as Lahiru Thirimanne  (Sinhala)) (born 9 August 1989) is a Sri Lankan international cricketer. He is left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler, and currently the vice-captain of One-Day international side.

School career

Thirimanne began his cricketing career at S.Thomas College, Bandarawela and played Under 11 cricket and his first coach was Sujeewa Gunarathne. He studied at S.Thomas College Bandarawela initially as his father, who was employed at the Survey Department was transferred. After passing the grade 5 scholarship exam Lahiru joined Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa and played in the Under 13,15,17 and 19 team.

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International career

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in early 2010. He made his Test debut against England at theRose Bowl in June 2011, coming into the side for the injured Tillakaratne DilshanIn his first Test innings, he was dismissed for 10 runs caught behind off the bowling of James Anderson.

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 Thirimanne Scored his first ODI century against Australia at Adelaide Oval during second ODI of 2012–13 Commonwealth Bank Series.

During the 2014 Asia Cup in Bangladesh, he opened the batting with Kusal Perera, due to injury of Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was not included to the series. 

He scored two magnificent hundreds against Pakistan, where he finally ended up being the highest run scorer in the tournament with 2 centuries with the average of 55.80. Eventually, Sri Lanka became champions for the fifth time in Asia Cup history.

On 23 January 2015, during the fifth ODI between New Zealand, he captained the Sri Lanka, due to slight injury of captain Angelo Mathews. However, his first match as a captain did not underway well, as they lost the match by 108 runs. He also took 2 wickets at that match, and scored 45 runs as a opener.



He also captained the 6th and 7th ODIs of the series, where 6th ODI ended with a huge defeat, and 7th ODI was comfortably won under his captaincy. However, Sri Lanka lost the series to 4-2 finally.

Thirimanne scores 101 runs



During the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Thirimanne started to open the batting with Tillakaratne Dilshan. Before the tournament, Sri Lankan opening pair was struggeled to pick up, but finally it was sealed between Thirimanne and Dilshan. On 1 March 2015, he scored his 4th ODI century against England, where Sri Lanka chasing 309 runs. He added 212* runs for the second wicket partnership with Kumar Sangakkara to win the match. He was unbeaten 139 in the match.

Personal life

Thirimanne is married to Rukshani Thirimanne. The wedding was on 17 December 2014 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.



Lahiru Thirimanne gets married

Thirimanne is married to Rukshani Thirimanne. The wedding was on 17 December 2014 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

lahiru thirimanne in action SL VS IND



References

Lahiru Thirimanne Wikipedia


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