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LONDON (Staff Report) – Sri Lankan seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has announced his retirement from Test cricket.

“I would like to retire from playing Test cricket with immediate effect,” the 33-year-old said in a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

“After much thought, I believe it is the right time to retire and I hope it will allow me to better prepare for ODI and T20 cricket,” the letter said.

Kulasekara made his Test debut in 2005 against New Zealand and bagged 48 wickets in a total of 21 Test matches. The fast bowler is exceptional in ODI’s with 186 wickets from 173 matches and was also ranked top ODI bowler in 2009.

Kulasekara played the last of his 21 Tests against England at Lord’s two years ago.

He is the 100th Test Cricketer of Sri Lanka.