Personal Information

Full Name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga
Born February 2, 1985 Balapitiya
Age 39 Years, 3 Months, 19 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling -
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting - 82 -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
1 12 0 0 -

Career Information

Teams Played Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Sri Lanka Emerging, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Western Province (SL), Sri Lanka Under-19, Sylhet Thunder, Uva Next, Rest of Sri Lanka, Kandurata Maroons, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Udarata Rulers, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Colombo, Galle, Kurunegala Warriors, Rajshahi Royals, Sri Lankans, Kerala Knights, Lalitpur Patriots, Karnataka Tuskers, Sri Lanka Cricket XI
Career Span

Warushavithana Upul Tharanga Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
31 58 3 1754 165 v BAN 3 8 239 9 31.89 54.60 24 0
235 223 17 6951 174* v IND 15 37 798 52 33.74 75.92 50 0
World Cup
21 21 2 697 133 v ZIM 2 4 79 4 36.68 75.51 4 0
26 26 1 407 47 v IND 0 0 42 12 16.28 123.33 2 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc

Warushavithana Upul Tharanga Profile

Left-handed batsman, Upul Tharanga is an absolute delight to watch once he gets going. However, he has been finding it difficult to cement his place in the Sri Lankan squad even after playing over 100 ODIs.

Tharanga debuted for his club side Nondescripts and was part of Sri Lanka's Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 teams. After a successful Under-19 World Cup and a good Under-19 series in Pakistan, he was selected to make his ODI debut against West Indies in 2005. In only his fifth match, he slammed his maiden century against Bangladesh. Tharanga made his Test debut against India the same year falling just short of a half century in the 2nd innings. However, he could not continue on his good start and after being granted numerous opportunities, he was dropped from the Test team. But the selectors persisted with him in ODIs and he repaid their faith with an excellent series in England where he scored over 300 runs in five games. Tharanga was selected ahead of the struggling ex-captain Marvan Atapattu for the 2007 World Cup but failed miserably notching a solitary fifty in his five games and a poor home series against England led to his being dropped from the ODI squad. His lean patch continued even after his comeback in 2008 but he was Sri Lanka's most consistent batsman on their away tour to India in 2009. Post the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Tharanga was banned for 3 months after he was found guilty of breaching ICC's Code of Conduct. In 2012, he was signed by Uva Next for Sri Lanka's inaugural Premier League and was also named in the Champions League T20 squad.

When in form, Tharanga is one of the game's most flowing batsmen. His cover drive and down-the-wicket shots are on par with the best in the world. He is also capable of clearing the field at ease. But his footwork is suspect and he also has a tendency to throw away his wicket when well set.