Lahiru Thirimanne (ළහිරු තිරිමාන්න); is a left-handed top-order batsman. A former ODI captain and vice-captain Thirimanne have represented Sri Lanka Cricket Team. Lahiru leads his national side in all three formats of International Cricket. Thirimanne plays domestic cricket for Ragama Cricket Club. During the season 2009-10, he had a decent batting average he scored 709 runs in 8 games only.
Thirimanne batting style is often compared with former legendary Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. He focuses on innings building and love to play more overs and enjoys pressure conditions. Lahiru is technically strong and quickest on his feet to attack and loves free his arms and open bat. He scored his maiden ODI century against Australia during the second ODI of the 2012–13 Commonwealth Bank Series.
He represents the Basnahira South Cricket region in the first-class cricket and List A. Lahiru is one of the experienced batsmen in SL squad in all formats. He played 35 Test matches scoring a single century and 6 half-centuries. Lahiru has 155* as highest innings in Test cricket with batting averages of 22.64. He appeared in 127 ODI with four centuries and 21 half-centuries in his career. His 139* unbeaten innings in ODI’s with 34.71 batting averages.
Lahiru scored two of his two superb hundreds against Pakistan during Asia Cup 2014. He finished the tournament with 55.80 batting averages, eventually, Sri Lanka became champion for the 5th time. He has 19 centuries in first-class cricket while seven tons in his List A cricket career. Lahiru never got the chance of playing international cricket leagues such as PSL, IPL, CPL, etc. His contribution to One Day game formats is superb.
Lahiru Thirimanne Career Stats
Lahire Thirimanne Profile
|Full Name||Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne|
|Date of Birth||9 August 1989 Moratuwa, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing Roll||Top-order batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Test Debut||16 June 2011 v Pakistan (cap 116)|
|ODI Debut||5 January 2010 v India (cap 143)|
|T20 Debut||1 June 2012 v Pakistan (cap 44)|
|Major Teams||Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Kandurata Maroons, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s|