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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.

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Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
Champions Trophy 2017: 5 reasons for Sri Lanka to be optimistic
Champions Trophy 2017: 5 reasons for Sri Lanka to be optimistic
All hope is not lost for Sri Lanka as they try to move past a forgettable few months.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st T20I, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st T20I, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka overcame a spirited Bangladesh by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 3rd ODI, 5 talking points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 3rd ODI, 5 talking points
Sri Lanka levelled the series courtesy some disciplined bowling and a couple of half-centuries from their batsmen.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 2nd Test day 3, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 2nd Test day 3, 5 Talking Points
Bangladesh had a good day on the field to gain a 75-run lead.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test, 5 Talking Points
Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga and Rangana Herath gave Sri Lanka a convincing win over Bangladesh in the first Test at Galle.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test day 4, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test day 4, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka find themselves needing 10 Bangladeshi wickets to win on the final day, with rain poised to play spoilsport.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test day 1, 5 Talking Points
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test day 1, 5 Talking Points
A fine hundred by Kusal Mendis and a 196-run stand with Asela Gunaratne gave Lanka a good total at stumps on day 1 at Galle.
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
The Sri Lankan One Day jigsaw puzzle
Sri Lanka have dished out some uninspiring performances in ODIs of late and here is analysing what is going wrong in their One Day squad.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Stats: South Africa create world record for most consecutive home ODI wins
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Stats: South Africa create world record for most consecutive home ODI wins
Here are some interesting statistical highlights from the fourth ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 4th ODI, 5 Talking Points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 4th ODI, 5 Talking Points
Newlands witnessed Faf du Plessis and Upul Tharanga at their best in an enthralling game that the Proteas won by 40 runs.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd ODI - 5 Talking Points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd ODI - 5 Talking Points
South Africa cruised to a 2-0 lead in the series courtesy another fine batting display.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st ODI: Five talking points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st ODI: Five talking points
An all-round performance led South Africa to a convincing win over the Sri Lankans in the first match of the five-match series.
5 highest opening partnerships in ODIs
5 highest opening partnerships in ODIs
Australia's David Warner and Travis Head make it into this list after their record-breaking partnership in the fifth ODI against Pakistan.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd T20I, 5 best moments from the clash at Cape Town
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd T20I, 5 best moments from the clash at Cape Town
Sri Lanka edge South Africa in a last over thriller to win the series 2-1
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