Isuru Udana Retires From International Cricket
Sri Lankan left-arm bowler Isuru Udana announced his retirement from international cricket, according to Sri Lanka Cricket (July 31). Udana last played for the national team in the second Twenty20 International against India earlier this week.
Udana first represented Sri Lanka in the 2009 World T20 in England, where he appeared in five games, including the final. He made his ODI debut against India in 2012, appearing in two games, but he had to wait over seven years to break back into the XI. After earning a reputation as a white-ball specialist, the pacer was only able to play frequently towards the end of his career.
Apart from being a deft customer with the ball who made good use of his variations, the 33-year-old was also regarded as a hard-hitter further down the order, which helped him land jobs in T20 tournaments all around the world.
“I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players,” Udana said. “It is with immense pride and passion, and unfathomable commitment that I have represented and served my country.”
Udana played in 21 One-Day Internationals and 33 Twenty-One Matches for Sri Lanka during his career.