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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 12:07
Thisara Perera appointed as ODI and T20 skipper
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All-rounder Thisara Perera has been appointed as the skipper of Sri Lanka one-day and T20 teams.

He succeeded Upul Tharanga.

Perera led Sri Lanka at the recently held T20 series against Pakistan.

Sources say that the official announcement will be made at a media conference convened by Sri Lanka Cricket this afternoon.
Thisara has played 125 ODIs since his debut in December 2009, with a formidable strike-rate of 109 but an average of only 17.
 
As a bowler, he has taken 133 wickets at 32.62 apiece.
 
Thisara will be the seventh man to captain Sri Lanka in 2017.
 
He follows Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera who have borne the responsibility in one format or other.
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