Full Name Thilan Thushara
Born March 1, 1981
Balapitiya
Age 36 Years, 4 Months, 21 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Left-arm fast medium
Teams Played Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Kandurata, Moors Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Western Province (SL), Chennai, Wayamba, Sri Lanka, Basnahira, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Cricket Coaching School, Hambantota Troopers
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, T20I - 0, IPL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2003 - 2010], [ODI, 2008 - 2010], [T20I, 2008 - 2010], [IPL, 2009 - 2010],

When Thilan Thushara made his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2008, many assumed him to be a newcomer making his mark in international cricket. However few cease to remember the year 2003 when a teenage Thushara had made his Test debut against the same opponents.

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Thilan Thushara Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 10 14 3 94 15* v PAK 0 0 13 0 8.54 46.76 3 0
ODI 38 27 6 392 54* v IND 0 1 32 9 18.66 92.45 4 0
T20I 6 2 0 4 3 v PAK 0 0 0 0 2.00 50.00 2 0
IPL 6 4 2 12 8 v HYD 0 0 0 0 6.00 66.66 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 18 278 35 1040 28 5/83 v PAK 1 1 37.14 3.74 59.57
ODI 38 279.2 17 1393 50 5/47 v IND 4 1 27.86 4.98 33.52
T20I 6 22 0 179 7 2/37 v PAK 0 0 25.57 8.13 18.85
IPL 6 22.3 0 161 8 2/16 v MUM 0 0 20.12 7.15 16.87

Thilan Thushara Profile

When Thilan Thushara made his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2008, many assumed him to be a newcomer making his mark in international cricket. However few cease to remember the year 2003 when a teenage Thushara had made his Test debut against the same opponents.

The left armer who made his first-class debut in the 1998-99 season impressed selectors during his stints at Sri Lanka’s premier fast bowling academy and was consequently selected for the tours of South Africa and West Indies against whom him he made his Test debut, but apparently with little success. Left in the wilderness thereafter, in the following years Thushara struggled in the domestic arena but a fine run in the 2007-08 ‘Inter-Provincial Limited Overs Tournament’ where he helped club Kandurata finish as podium winners, once again brought him into national reckoning. However this time around, “Mirando” as he is lovingly called, took to the stage with much more self belief and it showed in his performances as he prized a memorable fiver in an ODI against the Indians and also excelled in the Test arena against the likes of Pakistan and New Zealand.

With an enviable height, Thushara is capable of generating disconcerting bounce and is also a handy hitter lower down the order. However, Sri Lanka’s problem of plenty has meant that Thushara has to continue performing consistently over a longer period to impress the captain and selectors to grant him a place in the starting eleven on a regular basis.

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