Thilan Thushara

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Thilan Thushara
තිලාන් තුෂාර
Personal information
Full nameMagina Thilan Thushara Mirando
Born (1981-03-01) 1 March 1981 (age 38)
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 96)27 June 2003 v West Indies
Last Test19 November 2010 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 136)15 April 2008 v West Indies
Last ODI7 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 23)10 October 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I11 May 2010 v India
Domestic team information
2009–2011Chennai Super Kings
2007–08Sinhalese Sports Club
2006–07Colts Cricket Club
2001–06Nondescripts Cricket Club
1998–2001Singha Sports Club
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 10 38 6 128
Runs scored 94 392 4 1,159
Batting average 8.54 18.66 2.00 17.29
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/3
Top score 15* 54* 3 75*
Balls bowled 1,668 1,676 132 5,027
Wickets 28 50 7 148
Bowling average 37.14 27.86 25.57 27.75
5 wickets in innings 1 1 0 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/83 5/47 2/37 6/28
Catches/stumpings 3/– 4/– 2/– 20/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 February 2011

Magina Thilan Thushara Mirando; (born 1 March 1981), or Thilan Thushara, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. Though he did not represent the country in international level after 2010, Thushara is an active member in Sri Lanka domestic competitions for Moors Sports Club.

Domestic career[edit]

Thushara made his first-class debut in 1998–99. After a spell in Sri Lanka's premier fast-bowling academy, he impressed the selectors, and was included in the Test squad for the tour against South Africa.

He had a grand playing style in 2006/2007 First Class series in Kandurata Maroons which was held in Sri Lanka between its provinces.

He also be played few games for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League after being bought for $140000 at the IPL Auction on 6 February 2009.[1]

He also played for 2016 Super Twenty20 Provincial Tournament for Hambantota Troopers.

International career[edit]

He did not play in that series but then made his Test debut in 2003 in the touring party to West Indies, but he did not succeed much in that series as he did not score much and did not pick up any wicket and was dumped by the wayside.

He was finally chosen to play against West Indies on their 2008 tour; this time, he snapped up five wickets on his return to international cricket, and then managed three in the next match, to end the series with eight. He also took a wicket with his very first ball in his ODI career becoming the 18th bowler to achieve that mark and was also the third Sri Lankan bowler to achieve this feat.[2]

On the same tour, he finally managed to make his ODI debut as well, in an inconsequential third ODI, and was pretty impressive in his near six over spell, with analysis of 5.2–1–12–1, before it rained and the match was abandoned.

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/83 7  Pakistan SSC Ground Colombo Sri Lanka 2009

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/3 10  India R Premadasa Stadium Colombo Sri Lanka 2008

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thilan Thushara Profile,
  2. ^ "Records | One-Day Internationals | Bowling records | Wicket with first ball in career | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
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