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Upul Tharanga Biography & Latest News

Upul Tharanga Biography

Upul Tharanga or Warushavithana Upul Tharanga is a left-handed opening batsman and wicketkeeper for the Srilankan cricketing team. Tharanga started playing at the very young age of 15. Having played for Sri Lanka's under-15, under-17 and under-19 squads, he caught the public eye following his successful innings of 117 and 61 in successive games for the under-19 World Cup in 2004. Upul Tharanga's call up to the national one day squad in July 2005 came with sadness at the loss of his family home which was swept away in the tsunami. Tharanga is well known for taking part in the record-breaking first wicket partnership with Sanath Jayasuriya in the final match of the 2006 tour of England series. Though the year 2007 saw many pitfalls for him, he was back in shape and performed remarkably in the 2011 World Cup.

Upul Tharanga Latest News & Articles

Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe tri-series

Upul Tharanga chosen as captain, as Nuwan Kulasekara returns to the Sri Lanka ODI squad for the tri-series against Zimbabwe and West Indies.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2016: Sri Lanka thrash Zimbabwe by 225 runs in the first Test

Sri Lanka thumped Zimbabwe in the first Test match at Harare to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Rangana Herath appointed Sri Lanka's Test captain for Zimbabwe tour

38-year old left-arm spinner set to become Sri Lanka's second oldest Test captain

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Stats - Record partnership between Hales and Roy gives England resounding 10-wicket win over SL

Numbers from the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka

5 batsmen who became famous thanks to their opening partners

Despite being perfect opening partners, these cricketers were largely unable to garner individual success.

10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use

The not-so-gentlemen of the Gentleman's game.

5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests

There have been few doping controversies in world cricket, but almost all of them have been quite serious.

5 highest scoring ODI series of all time

ODI cricket has always been a game primarily dominated by the batsmen and some series played over the past few years has further orchestrated this fact. Here are the five highest scoring ODI series of all-time.

Sri Lanka name young squad for Test series against West Indies

Milinda Siriwardana and 20-year-old Kusal Mendis has been brought into the side in favour of Upul Tharanga and Jehan Mubarak.

In the midst of a transition period, is Sri Lankan cricket dying a slow death?

The future of Sri Lankan cricket looks bleak post-Sangakkara.

India kick-off tour with three-day match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI starting on Thursday

India are expected to field a strong side in their only match ahead of the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka which starts on August 12.

Jehan Mubarak makes a comeback to the Test squad after 8 years

Kusal Perera also finds a spot in the Lankan Test squad.

ICC Cricket World Cup: 5 players who starred in 2011 but have flopped in 2015

When it comes to players who have earned their place in the pantheon of World Cup greats, what stands out, apart from their ability to perform on the ...

Scotland vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to

Sri Lanka will be playing Scotland in their final World Cup encounter tommorrow. Though, the match is supposed to be a dead rubber, Sri Lanka will hav ...

England vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to

England would be locking horns with Sri Lanka for the third time in three World Cups. Sri Lanka hold an edge having beaten the English in the last two ...
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