Sachithra Senanayake Retires From All Forms Of The Game
Sri Lanka’s spinner Sachithra Senanayake has announced his retirement from all forms of the game with immediate effect. The off-break bowler represented Sri Lanka in 49 One Day Internationals, 24 T20 Internationals, and one Test match. The off-spinner scalped 53 wickets in the 50-overs version and took 25 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
However, Sachithra went wicketless in the solitary Test match he played for Sri Lanka. The lanky off-spinner last played for his country in a T20 clash against Australia in September 2016. But he was not able to get his chances after that match.
Sachithra Senanayake was instrumental in World T20 2014 triumph.
“I have informed Sri Lanka Cricket of my decision to retire from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. I wish to thank each and everyone who stood by me and supported me over the years,” Senanayake said in a statement.
The off-spinner has been regularly playing in the domestic circuit. Sachithra Senanayake also played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in 2013 who bought him for $650,000. The off-spinner took nine wickets in the eight matches he played in the IPL. He was also instrumental in Sri Lanka’s 2014 World T20 triumph.
The off-spinner had scalped four wickets in the six matches of the World Cup in 2014 but the notable part was that he conceded his runs at a parsimonious economy rate of 4.88.
Sachithra Senanayake conceded his runs at an economy rate of 4.77 in the ODI format. Furthermore, he gave away his runs at an economy rate of 6.78 in the shortest format. Thus, the off-spinner did a good job of keeping the opposition batsmen in check.
However, Senanayake could not deliver the goods with the bat. He could only manage 290 runs in the One Day Internationals and scored 56 runs in the T20I format for Sri Lanka.
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