Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana retires from international cricket

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  • Sri Lanka left-arm seamer Isuru Udana has shocked the cricketing fraternity, announcing his retirement from international cricket effective immediately.
  • Isuru Udana was part of Sri Lanka’s squad in their recent home series against India, featuring three ODIs and as many T20Is. However, the 33-year old will no longer feature in international cricket.
  • Isuru Udana made his T20I debut way back in 2009 against Australia at the T20 World Cup in Nottingham.
  • Though he went expensive by conceding 47 runs, he took two wickets in the game of Brad Haddin and David Hussey.
  • In the last few years, the veteran has been a handy option with the ball, mainly on the slower surfaces due to his cutters and other variations.
  • Udana, who made his ODI debut in 2012, is also a useful lower-order batsman, having scored a half-century each in Test and ODIs.
  • Overall, Udana has 18 wickets in 21 ODIs at 52.77 and 27 scalps in 35 T20Is at 33.88.
  • The veteran’s last match for Sri Lanka saw him bowl only one over, conceding seven runs.
  • Isuru Udana was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020:
  • Isuru Udana was also part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020, conducted in the UAE. The left-arm bowler went to the decorated franchise for INR 50 lakhs.
  • Udana performed decently, taking eight wickets in 10 games at 35.25, maintaining an economy rate of 9.75.
  • Source : cricketaddictor.com

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