Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from ODIs, T20Is after Australia series

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Colombo, Aug 25: Veteran Sri Lanka cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan on Thursday (Aug 25) announced his retirement from international cricket after playing third ODI match against Australia in Dambulla on Sunday (Aug 28), and play his last T20I on Sep 9 in Colombo.

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Dilshan's decision, perhaps, comes in the wake of constant pressure from the selectors. He already retired from Test cricket in 2013 to focus on limited overs' cricket.

Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from ODIs, T20Is after Australia series

The 39-year-old cricketer's performance in the past few years has been outstanding. Dilshan averages 39.26 in 329 ODI matches played so far.

He has amassed 10248 runs in ODIs and has played 78 T20Is and scored 1884 runs at an average of 29.

His performance since 2013 averages 49.18 in ODIs. 2015 was the most successful ODI year for the right-handed-batsman when he scored 1207 runs. He was also highest run scorrer for Sri Lanka in World T20 2016. 

But seems, the veteran cricketer no more fits into the selectors' scheme of thinks, hence he has been asked to hang up his boots.

 

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