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Thisara Perera announces retirement from Test cricket

Thisara Perera announces retirement from Test cricket
After his debut in 2011, Thisara Perera has played just six Tests for Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera had decided to retire from Tests with immediate effect and will continue to play the limited overs matches for Sri Lanka.

Perera made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in May 2011 against England in Cardiff and went on to play six matches in the next 14 months.

However, after scoring just 203 runs at an average of 20.30 and taking 11 wickets at 59.36 runs per scalp, Perera was not picked since his last match in July 2012 against Pakistan.

Nevertheless, Perera has been a regular member of the Sri Lankan One-Day International and the Twenty20 International sides in the recent years.

In May 2016, Sri Lanka will travel to England to take part in a three-match Test series which will be their first contest in the longer format since the loss to New Zealand in December 2015. 

In their tour to the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka will also play five ODIs and a T20I against England apart from two ODIs against Ireland.

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