Herath to retire after first Test against England

Rangana Herath retire 1st Test England Sri Lanka Galle cricket

Rangana Herath will conclude his career as the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket

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Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath will bring his illustrious international career to an end after the first Test against England in Galle.

Herath, who will end his career as the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, informed the selectors of his decision and his reluctance to feature in all three Tests.

The 40-year-old, who has been nursing knee injuries for a few years, has not managed to get through a three-Test series since January 2017.

Herath has represented Sri Lanka in 92 Tests and taken 430 wickets at an average of 27.95.

He has also featured in 71 ODIs and 17 Twenty20 Internationals, where he has claimed 74 and 18 wickets at an average of 31.91 and 20.72 respectively.

Herath, who is the 10th highest wicket-taker in the longest format, is also the last active cricketer to have made his debut in the 1990s.

The first Test between Sri Lanka and England will begin on November 6.

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