Full NameHettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne Born(1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 25)
Birth PlaceMoratuwa, Sri Lanka RoleAllrounder NameHettige Rumesh
NicknameThiri National team
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Batting styleLeft-handed Bowling styleRight-arm medium-fast
Current teamsSri Lanka national cricket team (#66), Ragama Cricket Club
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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.
Thirimanne began his cricketing career atS.Thomas College, Bandarawelaand 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 joinedPrince of Wales College, Moratuwaand played in the Under 13,15,17 and 19 team.
He scored two magnificent hundreds againstPakistan,
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.
January 2015, during the fifth ODI betweenNew
Zealand, he captained the Sri Lanka, due to slight injury of captainAngelo 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
the2015 ICC Cricket
World Cup, Thirimanne started to open the batting withTillakaratne 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 withKumar Sangakkarato win the match. He was unbeaten 139
in the match.