|Full name||Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando|
1 March 1981 |
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
|Bowling style||Left-arm medium-fast|
|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|
|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|
|Source: CricketArchive, 8 February 2011|
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 had a grand playing style in 2006/2007 First Class series in "Kandurata Team" which was held in Sri Lanka between its provinces.
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.
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 main strike bowler Chaminda Vaas needing the much desired rest sometimes, Mirando could have a role in the future in Sri Lankan cricket.
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/83||7||Pakistan||SSC Ground||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2009|
ODI 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/3||10||India||R Premadasa Stadium||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2008|
- Thilan Thushara Profile, http://beta.cricket.yahoo.com/player-profile/Thilan-Thushara_3416
- General references
- Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Thilan Thushara, http://content-www.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/player/49677.html