Nuwan Kulasekara announces his Test retirement

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Sri Lankan fast bowler, Nuwan Kulasekara has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, a Sri Lanka Cricket said.

“I would like to retire from playing Test cricket with immediate effect,” a Sri Lanka Cricket release said, quoting Kulasekara. “After much thought I believe it is the right time to retire and I hope it will allow me to better prepare for ODI and T20 cricket, which I would like to continue playing for Sri Lanka subject to good performance and selection.”

Nuwan Kulasekara made his Test debut in April 2005 since then he played 21 Tests and picked up 48 wickets. His best bowling figure is 8 for 58 against Pakistan in July 2009. He played his last Test match in June 2014 against England at Lord’s.

Kulasekara, not only the good fast bowler and also the good batsman. He scored 21 and 64 in the first and second innings at Lord’s in 2009, which helped Sri Lanka avoid a loss againt England.

In the ODI format, he had best economy in 2008 and became No.1 ODI bowler in March 2009 following 48 wickets in a 11 month period. He has played 173 One Day International matches and took 186 wickets so far.