Picture of Lahiru Thirimanne

Lahiru Thirimanne

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Uva Province, Sri Lanka Under-19, Ruhuna Royals, Rest of Sri Lanka, Kandurata Maroons, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
88
Bowling:
0
Batting:
39
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
September 08, 1989, Moratuwa

Profile

Lahiru Thirimanne is regarded as one of the most talented batsmen that Sri Lanka has produced in recent times. He started his career as an opening batsman and made his first-class debut for Ragama Cricket Club in 2008. He also represented the Sri Lankan Under-19 team at the 2008 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. He showed early signs of his talent when he averaged almost 60 in his first full first-class season for Ragama.

His impressive domestic form helped him in his selection for the national team and subsequently, he made his ODI debut in 2010 against India, followed by his maiden Test appearance in 2011 against England in Southampton. After a lean start, which saw him make sporadic appearances in the national side, he moved to the middle-order and that's when things started to click. He scored a fine 91 against Australia in 2013 and ten days later, he went on to notch his first international century, against Australia in an ODI in Adelaide, earning him the Man of the Match award. Two months later, he broke his century drought in Tests when he scored a splendid 155* against Bangladesh in Galle. With age on his side, Thirimanne has a bright future ahead. The one area he needs to improve upon is consistency in the longest format of the game.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 10 20 526 4 32.87 42.59 1 2 155*
ODI 62 47 1322 4 30.74 69.83 3 6 102
T20 21 15 237 2 18.23 113.39 0 0 44
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 10 2 18 20 0 0/7 / - 6.66 0 0 0 0
ODI 62 2 50 41 1 1/25 / 41 4.92 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 24 0 1
T20 6 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2013
 
ODI:
2010-2014
 
T20:
2012-2014
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 16, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Mar 16, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Jan 05, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 08, 2014
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jun 01, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
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