Lahiru Thirimanne

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: August 09, 1989, Moratuwa
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Top order Batter

Lahiru Thirimanne Bio

Hettige Don Rumesh Lahiru Thirimanne, known widely as Lahiru Thirimanne, is a professional cricket player from Sri Lanka. Born on August 9, 1989, in Moratuwa, he has made a name for himself in the international cricket world with his impeccable technique and elegant strokes.

Thirimanne’s cricketing journey began at a young age, and he quickly caught the attention of the cricketing elite in Sri Lanka. Aravinda de Silva, one of Sri Lanka’s legendary cricketers, saw great potential in Thirimanne and became one of his staunch supporters. With such strong backing, Thirimanne made his international debut in early 2010.

Initially considered an opener, Thirimanne struggled to find his consistency in the national side. However, a significant breakthrough came in 2012 when he was moved to the middle order. This change proved to be a game-changer for Thirimanne as he unearthed his true potential and became a regular member of the Sri Lankan team.

Thirimanne’s batting style is characterized by his measured approach and undeated temperament. While some may view him as a limited batsman, his partnerships with power-hitters in the middle-order, especially with Angelo Mathews, have proven vital in lifting Sri Lanka out of challenging situations in One Day Internationals (ODIs). These partnerships have showcased Thirimanne’s ability to adapt to different situations and deliver under pressure.

Nevertheless, Thirimanne’s true forte lies in the longest format of the game, Test cricket. He had an exceptional first-class season for Ragama Cricket Club, boasting an average of nearly 60. However, Thirimanne initially struggled to replicate this form in his initial Tests as an opener. Nonetheless, he crafted his finest innings to date at number four during the 2013 New Year Test in Sydney. Despite stepping off a plane just 36 hours before the match, Thirimanne showcased his immense skill and determination by scoring a sparkling 91 on the first day.

Just ten days later, Thirimanne continued his stellar form by notching up his maiden international century in an ODI, leading Sri Lanka to a victory in Adelaide. These performances solidified his place in the national side and established him as a reliable middle-order batsman.

As of this writing, Thirimanne’s career boasts several notable achievements. However, he continues to be driven to further excel in his cricketing journey. With his skill, determination, and the support of his teammates, Thirimanne has the potential to become one of Sri Lanka’s cricketing greats.

Off the field, Thirimanne maintains a low-profile, focusing primarily on his game and consistently striving for improvement. He remains dedicated to cricket and continues to make significant contributions to Sri Lanka’s cricketing legacy.

Lahiru Thirimanne is an unflappable cricketer from Sri Lanka who has earned a reputation for his killer cover drive and impeccable technique. With his consistent performances and ability to stand strong in difficult situations, Thirimanne has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Sri Lankan cricket team. As he continues to evolve and hone his skills, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the remarkable achievements he may yet accomplish in his promising career.

Lahiru Thirimanne Career Stats

Lahiru Thirimanne Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 85 6 2088 155* 26.43 5294 39.44 3 10 207 3 36 0
T20Is 26 20 2 291 44 16.16 267 108.98 0 0 27 5 8 0
ODIs 127 106 14 3194 139* 34.71 4419 72.27 4 21 246 25 38 0
FC 139 239 24 8799 187* 40.92 18194 48.36 23 43 858 59 145 0
List A 223 195 25 6007 139* 35.33 8130 73.88 7 43 470 62 69 0
T20s 82 71 8 1413 70 22.42 1196 118.14 0 5 110 40 29 0

Lahiru Thirimanne Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 44 5 84 51 0 - - - 3.64 - 0 0 0
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 127 4 104 94 3 2/36 2/36 31.33 5.42 34.6 0 0 0
FC 139 12 270 166 1 1/13 1/13 166 3.68 270 0 0 0
List A 223 7 120 116 4 2/36 2/36 29 5.8 30 0 0 0
T20s 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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