Picture of Thilan Thushara

Thilan Thushara

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Colts Cricket Club, Kandurata, 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 Under-19, Basnahira, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Cricket Coaching School
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
March 01, 1981, Balapitiya

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.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 10 14 94 3 8.54 46.76 0 0 15*
ODI 38 27 392 6 18.66 92.45 0 1 54*
T20 6 2 4 0 2 50 0 0 3
IPL 6 4 12 2 6 66.66 0 0 8
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 10 18 1668 1040 28 5/83 / 37.14 3.74 1 1 0 54
ODI 38 38 1676 1393 50 5/47 / 27.86 4.98 0 1 0 77
T20 6 6 132 179 7 2/37 / 25.57 8.13 0 0 0 8
IPL 6 6 135 161 8 2/16 / 20.12 7.15 0 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 4 0 2
T20 2 0 0
IPL 3 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2010
 
ODI:
2008-2010
 
T20:
2008-2010
 
IPL:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Jun 27, 2003
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Nov 15, 2010
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet - St Lucia - Apr 15, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jun 07, 2010
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 10, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 11, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Mumbai at Newlands, Cape Town - Apr 18, 2009
Last played:
Chennai Vs Hyderabad at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Apr 10, 2010
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