Rangana Herath retires from limited-overs cricket, wants youngsters groomed for 2019 World Cup
He took 74 wickets from 71 ODIs and was a key member of Sri Lanka's 2014 World T20 campaign.
New Delhi: Sri Lanka's veteran spinner Rangana Herath on Sunday announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket.
The news was confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket via a media release.
Herath retires from T20I and ODIs – ‘I want to make room for fresh talent to be groomed’ https://t.co/EI9a71KC2m | Sri Lanka Cricket
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) April 17, 2016
“Every cricketer has to stop at the right time, I feel it’s time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view,” Herath wrote in a letter to SLC.
“Wherever I go, I try not to change anything. I give the ball air and try to get the batsmen out. ….. I figure out the conditions… I have faith in me that I can adjust with the conditions,” he further wrote.
He took 74 wickets from 71 ODIs and was a key member of Sri Lanka's 2014 World T20 campaign. Overall, he has 18 T20I victims from 17 matches.
Herath will remain available for Test team selection.