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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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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
Upul Tharanga named Sri Lankan captain for ODI series against South Africa
Upul Tharanga named Sri Lankan captain for ODI series against South Africa
Tharanga has led Sri Lanka five times before
Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe tri-series
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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