Shehan Jayasuriya Retires From Sri Lanka Cricket, To Relocate To USA

Shehan Jayasuriya Retires From Sri Lanka Cricket, To Relocate To USA

Shehan Jayasuriya
Shehan Jayasuriya (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

Sri Lanka allrounder Shehan Jayasuriya has called time on his international career with the island nation, according to a release from the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). The 29-year-old took the decision after choosing to relocate to the USA with his family.

“National player Shehan Jayasuriya, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20I formats have informed SLC, that he will no longer be available for the selection of domestic or international cricket tournaments with immediate effect,” SLC said in a statement.

“Jayasuriya has taken this decision, as he has decided to relocate to United States of America with his family to settle in that country. Whilst announcing his decision, Shehan thanked Sri Lanka Cricket for the opportunities provided to him, during his time as a national player,” the statement added.

He has brought down curtains on his Sri Lanka career after representing them 30 times in ODIs and T20Is, with a high-score of 96 against Pakistan in Karachi. Shehan Jayasuriya never really managed to cement his spot in the Sri Lanka XI. His last appearance for his country came in March last year during the T20I against West Indies (he played two matches in the series).

But unlike in international cricket, he managed to make a mark in domestic cricket.  Shehan Jayasuriya played 80 first-class matches, hitting 11 hundreds and taking nine five wicket hauls. He averaged 42.10 with the bat, and 26.38 with the ball respectively. Recently, he plied his trade for Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League, helping the team to make it to the final. He played in all ten of the Gladiators’ matches.

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