Upul Tharanga
Personal information
Full name Warushavithana Upul Tharanga
Born 2 February 1985 (1985-02-02) (age 32)
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
International information
National side Sri Lanka
Test debut 18 December 2005 v India
Last Test 18 December 2007 v England
ODI debut 2 August 2005 v West Indies
Last ODI 28 July 2013 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–01 Singha Sports Club
2003–present Nondescripts Cricket Club
2007–present Ruhuna
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20
Matches 15 171 92 41
Runs scored 713 5,228 5,526 919
Batting average 28.52 33.94 37.84 24.18
100s/50s 1/3 13/28 13/21 0/6
Top score 165 174* 265* 83*
Balls bowled - - 18 -
Wickets - - - -
Bowling average - - - -
5 wickets in innings - - - -
10 wickets in match - - - -
Best bowling -/- -/- 0/4 -/-
Catches/stumpings 11/- 33/- 64/1 14/1
Source: Cricinfo, 14 August 2013

Warushavithana Upul Tharanga (2 February 1985), commonly known as Upul Tharanga, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman and wicketkeeper.

Early life

Upul Tharanga had his education at Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda. He started his cricket career as a teenager at his school. Having played for Nondescripts since the age of 15, he played for Sri Lanka's under-15, under-17 and under-19 squads. He had a successful under-19 World Cup in 2004 with successful innings of 117 and 61 in successive games. He was sent by the Sri Lankan cricketing board to play league cricket for Loughton Cricket Club in Essex.

Tharanga's Sri Lankan call-up in July 2005 made for a mixed 2005, after his family home was washed away by the Asian tsunami. His equipment, which was also washed away, was replaced by Kumar Sangakkara. Tharanga graduated to the "A" team and in July he was selected for the full squad.

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