Gulf News – Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath might retire from international cricket after the three-match Test series against England in November, the left-arm spinner has said.

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  • Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath might retire from international cricket after the three-match Test series against England in November, the left-arm spinner has said.
  • Herath has notched up 418 wickets in 90 Test matches for Sri Lanka and is the country’s highest wicket-taker after Muttiah Muralitharan, who has a staggering 800 Test wickets to his name.
  • Herath, who retired from one-day and Twenty20 internationals in 2016, is in the squad for Sri Lanka’s two-match Test series against South Africa, which kicks off on Thursday in Galle.
  • With spinners like Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan in the national side, Herath believed Sri Lanka would be in good hands post his retirement.
  • “I’m really glad I’ve been able to play as long as I have,” Herath said, adding that he believed Sri Lanka’s spin bowling would be in the good hands of Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan once he bows out.


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