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22-Oct-2018 06:27:00 GMT
SL v Eng, 1st Tes, Galle

Herath to retire after first England Test

Colombo: Sri Lanka left-spinner Rangana Herath will retire after the first Test against England at Galle next month, reported the Island.

It has been reported that Herath has made a request to play one last Test at Galle, the venue of the first of three Tests against England, which is begins on November 6.

Herath, 40, has played 92 Test matches and captured 430 wickets at 27.95, along with 34 five-wicket hauls and nine 10 wickets haul in the match.

Herath made his debut against Australia in Galle in 1999 and needs just one more wicket to become the second player, behind legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan, to take 100 wickets at the scenic ground.

The retirement of Herath - the most prolific left-arm bowler in Test history - would leave Sri Lanka Test team in a quandry short of experience and a wicket taking bowler in Test cricket.

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