SRI Lanka’s Rangana Herath could retire from worldwide cricket after the three-match Test collection towards England in November, robbing Australian followers of 1 final likelihood to see the tweaker in motion.
Herath has taken 418 wickets at a mean of 28.26 runs apiece in 90 Test matches for Sri Lanka and is the nation’s highest wicket-taker after Muttiah Muralitharan, who has a staggering 800 Test wickets to his title. He sits 11th for wickets amongst all bowlers in Test cricket, one pole behind South Africa’s Dale Steyn (419 at 22.32).
“Maybe my final series will be the England series later in the year,” the 40-year-old informed BBC Sinhala. “There comes a time for every cricketer, when they have to stop playing. I think that time has come for me.”
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The Sri Lankans are taking part in two Tests in Australia this summer season, trying to retain the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy they received in 2016 once they trounced Australia Three-Zero at residence. Herath took 28 wickets in that collection at a mean of 12.75, serving to himself to a hat-trick, three five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket match throughout the three Tests.
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The Sri Lankan has taken 66 wickets within the 11 Tests he has performed towards Australia at a mean of simply 22.63, and averages a decent 33.91 in Australia (12 wickets throughout 5 Tests). Comparatively, Nathan Lyon averages 33.74 at residence, with 139 wickets from 37 Tests.
Herath, who retired from one-day and T20 internationals in 2016, is within the squad for Sri Lanka’s two-match Test collection towards South Africa, which kicks off on Thursday in Galle.
With spinners like Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan within the nationwide facet, Herath believes Sri Lanka will likely be in good fingers publish his retirement.