Rangana Herath retires from ODI and T20I cricket

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Rangana Herath

The 38-year old Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has decided to retire from One-Day International Cricket and Twenty20 International Cricket with immediate effect.

The Sri Lanka Cricket officials have accepted his retirement request but the spin maestro will continue to play Test Cricket.

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan De Silva has confirmed the retirement news to the local media on Sunday. This is the first major retirement for Sri Lanka after they failed to defend the ICC World T20 in India.

Rangana has played 71 ODI matches and has taken 74 wickets at an average of 31.91 while he has represented Sri Lanka in 17 T20Is and captured 18 wickets with a superb bowling economy of 6.13.