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TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN TO RETIRE FROM ODIs AND T-20s AFTER THE ONGOING AUSTRALIA SERIES

TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN TO RETIRE FROM ODIs AND T-20s AFTER THE ONGOING AUSTRALIA SERIES

Tillakaratne Dilshan is set to retire from ODIs and T-20s after the series of Australia

 

 

The inventor of “Dilscoop” Tillakaratne Dilshan will end his 17 year old international cricket career after he completes the ongoing series against Australia. In 2013 he had already quit the test format but now he made up his mind to conclude the career as a player.

 

The 39-year-old right hander is well known for his unusual strokes and fans named it “Dilscoop”, debuted against Zimbabwe in 1999. Since his debut, he played a total of 87 Test matches, 329 ODIs and 78 T20Is.

 

He has a wonderful record of runs in his career, considered to be the 11th batsman as well as the fourth Sri Lankan to cross 10’000 runs in ODIs and in T-20s is the second man to score a hundred for his team after Mahela Jayawardene. He became successful in attaining this achievement in 2011 when he summoned 104* in Pellekele against Australia and gained the nickname of Mr. Pellekele after his tremendous performance. He has been spectacular in ODIs after taking retirement from Tests.

 

His career statistics say that the player scored a total of 5,492 runs in 87 Tests and 10,238 runs in 329 ODIs where as 1,834 runs in 78 T20Is, which could be termed as magnificent. Dille gained 990 runs of 25 appearances in 2014 and his best performance came the following year where he smashed 1,207 runs in the exact same number of games. His highest number of scoring runs of 161* came in the year against Bangladesh during the World Cup session.

 

His team-mates, Jayawardene, Sangakkara and others feel that they are honoured to spend their time with one of the greatest players of the world.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77