Sri Lanka Plan Memorable Farewell for Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene has decided to call time on his Test career and will hang up his boots after the Test series' against South Africa and Pakistan.

updated: July 15, 2014 17:29 IST
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Mahela Jayawardene will quit Test cricket after upcoming series' against South Africa and Pakistan.


Galle: Sri Lanka are planning to give star batsman Mahela Jayawardene a fitting farewell by winning his remaining matches, captain Angelo Mathews said ahead of the first Test against South Africa starting Wednesday. (Jayawardene one of SL's greatest: Muralitharan)

On Monday, Jayawardene announced he will retire from the longest format of the game in August, after the two-Test rubber against South Africa followed by two matches against Pakistan (Aug 6-18).

The 37-year-old right hander will only be available for one-day internationals, having also retired from Twenty20 cricket in April this year.

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