Sri Lanka’s left pacer Isuru Udana surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the news to the media. This means that Isuru Udana will not play any form of cricket in the future.
During his illustrious career span, Isuru has played 35 T20Is & 21 ODIs for the Sri Lanka team. He has scalped 16 wickets in ODIs & 24 wickets in T20Is. Besides he has also scored two half-centuries & registered a two-three wicket haul in ODIs & T20Is.
Isuru Udana made his debut for Sri Lanka in the year 2009 in T20 World Cup & played five matches in the T20 World Cup including the finals. He managed to pick two wickets in the T20 World Cup but also went for 47 runs in his quota of overs. He made his ODI debut against India in the year 2012 where he played two matches but after that, he had to wait for seven years to be featured again in the Playing XI.
Isuru Udana managed to fix a spot in the playing XI of the National team after producing spell-bounding performances with the ball in the white ball series. Apart from being an ace pacer Isuru Udana is also a power hitter & has produced spectacular knocks while playing in the lower order.
“I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players,” Udana said. “It is with immense pride and passion, and unfathomable commitment that I have represented and served my country”, Isuru Udana said in an official statement.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Udana, who was a valuable player in Sri Lanka’s white-ball teams, the very best in his future endeavors,’’ Sri Lanka Cricket said in its Statement
Isuru Udana played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2020. He was bought by the franchise at his base price of 50 lacs. During his IPL stint, he had scalped 8 wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of 9.72.