Sri Lanka allrounder Isuru Udana retires from worldwide cricket
He’ll proceed to play home cricket, and can be accessible for franchise tournaments
Udana, 33, will proceed to play home cricket, and can be accessible for franchise tournaments, beginning with the CPL, beginning in late August. A want to spend extra time with household is known to be a think about his determination.
“Cricket was, is and all the time can be my biggest love and I’ve all the time given my 100% each on and off the sector, respecting and upholding the spirit of cricket and nationwide satisfaction all the time,” he stated in an announcement. “Nonetheless, I consider the time has come, for me to retire from worldwide cricket so as to make approach for the following era of gamers.”
The information got here as one thing of a shock, as Udana had not solely been largely freed from harm over the previous three years, but in addition had a spot in each Sri Lanka’s limited-overs squads. He performed one ODI and two T20Is within the just-concluded sequence in opposition to India, and had additionally performed in all three T20Is in opposition to England in June.
Having debuted throughout Sri Lanka’s run to the ultimate within the 2009 T20 World Cup, it was solely since 2017 that Udana had an everyday place in Sri Lanka’s white-ball squads.
Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @afidelf