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Thisara Perera announces retirement from international cricket

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket. Sri Lanka Cricket said, adding that the 32-year-old wanted to focus on family life and making way for youngsters in the senior national team.

Thisara Perera has also confirmed that he will continue to play franchise cricket. He will continue playing for Jaffna Stallions in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Perera played 6 Tests in his career, managing to score 203 runs and he also took 11 wickets.

The left-handed batsman was known more for his antics in the white-ball format. He represented Sri Lanka in 166 ODIs, smashing 2,338 runs.

In the 50-over format, he also scalped 175 wickets. Talking about his T20I career, he picked 51 wickets while producing 1,204 runs.

He was also a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) till 2016 and he played for teams like Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Rising Pune Supergiants.

Perera was also a part of Sri Lanka's T20 World Cup-winning squad in 2014.

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