Nuwan Kulasekara: Sri Lankan all-rounder retires from Tests to focus on ODIs, T20Is
Kulasekara was ranked the ICC ODI No1 bowler in March 2009 after a 47 wicket haul in the preceding eleven months.
New Delhi: Sri Lankan all-rounder Nuwan Kulasekara on Tuesday announced retirement from Test cricket in order to shift his focus towards ODIs as well as T20Is.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed the news through their official account on Twitter.
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) June 1, 2016
In a letter addressed to SLC, Kulasekera said, “I would like to retire from playing Test cricket with immediate effect. After much thought I believe it is the right time to retire and I hope it will allow me to better prepare for ODI and T20 cricket, which I would like to continue playing for Sri Lanka subject to good performance and selection”
The former strike bowler with 48 test wickets to his name and best innings figures of 4/21, was ranked the ICC ODI No1 bowler in March 2009 after a 47 wicket haul in the preceding eleven months.