The veteran spinner from Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath has indicated that he is likely to retire from Tests after the series against England, later this year.
Meanwhile, Herath led the spin department after the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan. He is also the most cherished spinner in Sri Lanka after the legendary off-spinner.
In an interview to BBC Sinhala, he admitted he is considering to say goodbye to all forms of cricket after the three-match Test series.
“Maybe my final series will be the England series later in the year. Following this South Africa series, there is another three months until the England series. For now, this is what I’ve planned for,” said Herath. “There comes a time for every cricketer when they have to stop playing. I think that time has come for me,” he added.
In his vast career of 19 years, Herath has represented Sri Lanka in 90 Tests, 71 ODIs, and 17 T20I where has claimed 418, 74 and 18 wickets, respectively. He is one of the last active international cricketers who played in the 1990s.
Sri Lanka, however, is preparing for the tough series against South Africa starting from July 12 at Galle. It will be a tough challenge for both the teams and an intriguing battle in the upcoming series.
The Dinesh Chandimal-led team will be high on confidence after levelling the series against the Windies coming from 1-0 down. South Africa will play two Test matches, five ODIs and a solitary T20I game against the Islanders.