Jayasuriya To Retire After First England ODI

Opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya will retire from all forms of international cricket after Sri Lanka’s first ODI against England on June 28, at The Oval.

Jayasuriya, who quit Test cricket in 2007, made the announcement after Sri Lanka Cricket recalled him for the ODI and Twenty20 sides for the upcoming series against England.

Jayasuriya said:

“The England tour will be my last tour for my country. I will play the first one-day and the Twenty20 match and retire”.

“I am thrilled that selectors had faith in my fitness.”

“I am still fit enough to play international cricket, though I have not played much one-day matches for the past several months”.

“I will serve people in my electorate in future and also I will work for the betterment of cricket”.

Jayasuriya is Sri Lanka’s highest run getter in ODIs with 13,428 runs from 444 matches. He has scored 6,973 runs in 110 Test matches.

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