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July 24: Vaas’s Last Test and Mathews’s hundred Test

On This Day in 2019, Sri Lankan swing king Nuwan Kulasekara announced his retirement from International Cricket. He sent a letter to SLC, asking them to consider Malinga’s request to play a farewell match together. However, he didn’t get that chance, and after that, he announced his retirement. Sri Lanka Cricket announced that the third ODI of the series against Bangladesh would be dedicated to Nuwan Kulasekara. He has played 184 ODIs and 58 T20Is, and he has claimed 199 ODI wickets and 66 T20I wickets.

On This Day in 2009, Sri Lankan legend Chaminda Vaas made his last appearance in Test matches. He played his last Test against Pakistan at the SCC in Colombo. Chaminda Vaas made his Test debut in 1994, played 111 Test matches, took 355 wickets, and scored 3089 runs.

On This Day in 2014, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Batsman Niroshan Dickwella made his debut in Test matches against South Africa at the SCC in Colombo. Since then, he has played 54 Test matches and scored 2757 runs.

On This Day in 2022, Sri Lanka’s most experienced player in the current team, Angelo Mathews, played his 100th Test match for Sri Lanka. He was the sixth Sri Lankan to play 100 Test matches. Angelo Mathews achieved that milestone in the second Test of the series against Pakistan at Galle.

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