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Lahiru Thirimanne


Lahiru Thirimanne

Lahiru Thirimanna
ළහිරු තිරිමාන්න
Personal information
Full name Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne
Born (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 116) } 2011 v England
Last Test 16 March 2013 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 143) 5 January 2010 v India
Last ODI 31 July 2013 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 66
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–present Ragama
2008–09 Basnahira South
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 52 57 100
Runs scored 526 990 3,644 2,171
Batting average 32.87 29.11 41.88 30.57
100s/50s 1/2 1/6 10/18 1/16
Top score 155* 102* 155* 102*
Balls bowled 18 50 78 60
Wickets 0 1 0 2
Bowling average 41.00 25.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling - 1/25 1/5
Catches/stumpings 4/– 19/– 51/– 31/–
Source: Cricinfo, 06 August 2013

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne (known as Lahiru Thirimanne - ළහිරු තිරිමාන්න) (born 9 August 1989) is a Sri Lankan international cricketer. A left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut in early 2010.[1] He made his Test debut against England at the Rose Bowl in June 2011,[2] coming into the side for the injured Tillakaratne Dilshan.[3] In his first Test innings, he was dismissed for 10 runs caught behind off the bowling of James Anderson.[4]

Thirimanne Scored his first ODI century against Australia at Adelaide Oval during second ODI of 2012–13 Commonwealth Bank Series.[5]

Lahiru is an old boy of Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa[6] and S._Thomas'_College,_Bandarawela[7]

Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne began his cricketing career at S.Thomas' College Bandarawela and played Under 11 cricket and his first coach was Sujeewa Gunarathne. He studied at S.Thomas' College Bandarawela initially as his father, who was employed at the Survey Department was transferred. After passing the grade 5 scholarship exam Lahiru joined Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa and played in the Under 13,15,17 and 19 team.

International Centuries

ODI centuries

Lahiru Thirimanne's One Day International centuries
Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year
[1] 102* 33  Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2013[8]
[2] 102 58  Pakistan Fatullah, Bangladesh Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium 2014[9]
[3] 101 62  Pakistan Dhaka, Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium 2014 [10]

Test centuries

Lahiru Thirimanne's Test centuries
Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year
[1] 155* 9  Bangladesh Galle, Sri lanka Galle International Stadium 2013[11]


  1. ^ "Lahiru Thirimanne to debut today against India". ColomboPage. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Sheringham, Sam (16 June 2011). "England put Sri Lanka under pressure at the Rose Bowl". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ McGlashan, Andrew (15 June 2011). "Hosts aim to expose Sri Lanka's problems". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Anderson removes Thirimanne before lunch".  
  5. ^ "Thirimanne guides Sri Lanka to resounding win". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Cambrians field a formidable team this year
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series – 2nd ODI". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Asia Cup 2014 Match 1". Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series – 1 st Test". Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

External links

  • Player profile: Lahiru Thirimanne from ESPNcricinfo
  • Lahiru Thirimanne's profile page on Wisden
  • Player profile: Lahiru Thirimanne from CricketArchive

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