Thilan Thushara

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Thilan Thushara
Personal information
Full name Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando
Born (1981-03-01) 1 March 1981 (age 34)
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 27 June 2003 v West Indies
Last Test 19 November 2010 v West Indies
ODI debut 15 April 2008 v West Indies
Last ODI 7 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2011 Chennai Super Kings
2007–08 Sinhalese Sports Club
2006–07 Colts Cricket Club
2001–06 Nondescripts Cricket Club
1998–2001 Singha Sports Club
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 10 38 100 128
Runs scored 94 392 2,036 1,159
Batting average 8.54 18.66 15.54 17.29
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 1/6 0/3
Top score 15* 54* 103* 75*
Balls bowled 1,668 1,676 12,824 5,027
Wickets 28 50 256 148
Bowling average 37.14 27.86 29.74 27.75
5 wickets in innings 1 1 8 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/83 5/47 6/50 6/28
Catches/stumpings 3/– 4/– 38/– 20/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 February 2011

Thilan Thushara (full name Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando; born 1 March 1981) is a former Sri Lankan national cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler.

Biography[edit]

Thushara made his first-class debut in 1998–99. After a spell in Sri Lanka's premier fast-bowling academy, he impressed the selectors, and was included in the Test squad for the tour against South Africa. He did not play in that series but then made his Test debut in 2003 in the touring party to West Indies. But he did not succeed much in that series as he did not score much and did not pick up any wicket and was dumped by the wayside.

But with the grand playing style he performed in 2006/2007 First Class series in "Kandurata Team" which was held in Sri Lanka between its provinces, he was finally chosen to play against West Indies on their 2008 tour. This time, he snapped up five wickets on his return to international cricket, and then managed three in the next match, to end the series with eight. On the same tour, he finally managed to make his ODI debut as well, in an inconsequential third ODI, and was pretty impressive in his near six over spell, with analysis of 5.2–1–12–1, before it rained and the match was abandoned. With Chaminda Vaas needing the much desired rest sometimes, Mirando could have a role in the future in Sri Lankan cricket.He will also be playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League after being bought for $140000 at the IPL Auction on 6 February 2009.[1]

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