Shehan Jayasuriya has announced his retirement from Sri Lanka cricket. According to a press release of Sri Lanka cricket, has taken this decision after choosing to relocate to the USA with his family. The handy all-rounder batted left-handed and also bowled some useful off-spin.
Overall Jayasuriya represented Sri Lanka in 12 ODIs and 18 T20Is. The 29-year-old has now decided to move to the USA and will no longer play for Sri Lanka. SLC acknowledged Jayasuriya for his services and wished him the best for his future endeavours.
Shehan Jayasuriya Retires From Sri Lanka Cricket
“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.
Meanwhile, Shehan Jayasuriya was a seasoned performer for Sri Lanka in domestic cricket. He played a total of 80 first-class matches in which he averaged 42 with the bat and also slammed 11 centuries. He also picked 9 wickets at an average of 26.38.
Recently he was a key player for the Galle Gladiators in the inaugural season of the Lanka Premier League. Jayasuriya’s side progressed till the final of the tournament as he played in all 10 matches. The all-rounder has shocked everyone by announcing that he will no longer play for his country Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, Sri Lanka recently played a two-match Test series in South Africa which they lost by 2-0. They are now gearing up for the home Test series against England than begins from January 14 in Galle.