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Rangna Herath retires from ODI, T20i

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s ace spinner Rangna Herath has announced retirement from One Day international and Twenty20 cricket on Sunday, citing it the ‘best time to retire.’

Herath, 38, left-arm off spinner said Test cricket was his “personal passion,” on which he wanted to concentrate for the remainder of his playing career.

“Every cricketer has to stop at the right time,” Herath said in a statement issued through Sri Lanka Cricket.

“I feel it’s time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view.”

Herath has played 71 one-day internationals, claiming 74 wickets and conceding 2,362 runs. In the Twenty20 form, he has taken 18 wickets for 373 runs in 17 matches.

He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2004, while he played his first T20 international against Australia at Sri Lanka’s Pallekele in 2011.