Upul Tharanga

Upul Tharanga
Full Name: Warushavithana Upul Tharanga
Birth date: February 2, 1985
Age: 37 years
Birth Country: Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Left Hand Batsman
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Warushavithana Upul Tharanga was born in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka on 2nd February, 1985.Tharanga received his education in Ambalangoda at Dharmasoka College. The 29 year old left handed batsman has been a part of the Sri Lankan cricket squad since the year 2005. Prior to his selection, his family was devastated in the Asian tsunami where their family home at Ambalangoda was washed away. Tharanga represented various clubs in his career so far, such as Nondescripts Cricket Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Asia XI, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Ruhuna. Kandurata Maroons etc.

Tharanga, alongside being a batsman, also features as an occasional wicketkeeper. From the early age of 15, Tharanga used to play for Nondescripts. He was a part of the under-19 team of Sri Lanka when they won the 2004 World Cup where he scored a whooping 117. Tharanga played his first List A for Nondescripts Cricket Club vs. Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club on 20th September 2003 in Colombo. He made his First Class debut in 2000. His test ebut was against India on 18-22 December 2005 at Ahmedabad where he couldn’t score much. He debuted in the ODIs against West Indies in 2005 at Dambulla and his T20 debut was against England on June 15th 2006, where he added 34 runs to the scoreboard.

Tharanga’s career reached an early high in 2006 and then faced some major adversities in 2007 and subsequent years. In 2011 he picked up the gears again and resurfaced. One major stigma on his career was the positive dope test after world cup of 2011. Due to this breach of ICC Anti-Doping Code, Tharanga was banned from cricket and related activities from 9th May 2011 to 8th August 2011.

Recent matches

RunsOppMatch DateScore
10 India Legends2022-10-01 DT20
3 West Indies Legends2022-09-30 DT20
15 Bangladesh Legends2022-09-27 DT20
36 South Africa Legends2022-09-18 DT20
23 England Legends2022-09-13 DT20
3 Australia Legends2022-09-11 DT20
25 World Giants2022-01-29 DT20
22 World Giants2022-01-26 DT20
72 India Maharajas2022-01-24 DT20
63 World Giants2022-01-21 DT20

Statistictics by year


Batting Statistics

 MatInnsOutNORunsHSAveBPSR200s100s50s4s6sCtSt
TEST 3158553175416531.89321254.610382399240
ODI 20620419014641917433.78852075.340143474241450
IT20 28282714625417.11375123.20001501230

Bowling Statistics

 MatInnsOversMORunsWktsAveEcoSRExt4wkts5wkts10wktsBBIBBM
TEST 3100000---00000/00/0
ODI 20200000---00000/00/0
IT20 2900000---00000/00/0

Awards

Last Series Played

Road Safety World Series 2022
Legends League Cricket 2022
LPL 2021 - Lanka Premier League T20
T10 League November 2021 Schedule
Road Safety World Series 2021
Team Squad
Ashen Bandara Danushka Gunathilaka
Dasun Shanaka Praveen Jayawickrama
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Pathum Nissanka
Kusal Mendis Matheesha Pathirana
Pramod Madushan Dinesh Chandimal

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