|Full name||Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando|
1 March 1981|
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
|Test debut (cap 96)||27 June 2003 v West Indies|
|Last Test||19 November 2010 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 136)||15 April 2008 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||7 June 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|T20I debut (cap 23)||10 October 2008 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||11 May 2010 v India|
|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: Cricinfo, 8 February 2011
Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando; (born 1 March 1981), or Thilan Thushara, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. Though he did not represent the country in international level after 2010, Thushara is an active member in Sri Lanka domestic competitions for Moors Sports Club.
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 Maroons 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. He also took a wicket with his very first ball in his ODI career becoming the 18th bowler to achieve that mark and was also the third Sri Lankan bowler to achieve this feat.
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.
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
- "Records | One-Day Internationals | Bowling records | Wicket with first ball in career | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
- General references
- Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Thilan Thushara, http://content-www.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/player/49677.html