Tharanga's call-up to the Sri Lanka one-day squad in July 2005 brightened a year marred by the Asian tsunami, which washed away his family home in Ambalangoda, a fishing town on the west coast.
Tharanga will miss the next two matches of the five-match series, in Pallekele on Aug. 27 and Colombo on August 31, after Sri Lanka were adjudged to have bowled three overs short of their target in the specified time. The third ODI will take place in Kandy on Sunday. Stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedara says that they are eager to record that "elusive" win.
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Police continue to search the area for more answers in the case. "He isn't part of what's going on until after the fact". No one answered the door when he knocked, but he told his mother he heard a sewing machine running in the apartment.
Thirimanne, who made his last global ODI appearance in January 2016, has appeared in a 107 ODIs for the country and is expected to provide good experience to the batting group. "We need to find more and more players". From an early age he was tipped for the big time, playing Premier League cricket for Singha CC at the age of 15 and passing seamlessly and successfully through the Sri Lanka Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 development squads. With Akila Dananjaya nearly turning the second game on its head, Sri Lanka will look for the newly Wednesday off-spinner for a repeat but the lack of support from other bowlers is Sri Lanka's biggest concern going into today's crunch game. He first really caught the eye during the Under-19 World Cup in 2004 when he cracked 117 against South Africa and then 61 in 42 balls against India in the next game.
"The way we look at every game is that we take something into the next game and the remaining part of the series", said Fielding Coach R Sridhar. Even before the series started, we all knew that there was going to be some experiments from us going ahead over the next 18 months.