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WU Tharanga among top 2 SL performers (batting @ No 1-5) in both formats – past year

Upul Tharanga should open in Tests as well as Odis, being among the best two productive performers among all SL batters batted @ no 1-5 in both formats. He tops the batting average in Odis – scoring 675 runs @ 51.92 Average & 85.55 Strike Rate with a  blistering 119 made against SA in SA and 5 x 50+ scores from 17 Odi innings including CT 57 made in Eng vs SA.. Upul Tharanga has the 2nd best batting average in Tests, having scored 537 runs @ 41.30 Average with 2x 100+ & 3 x 50+ scores including well made 64 against India in recent 1st Test in on going series.

Here are the batting rankings based on averages in both formats during past 12 months from 9 Aug 2016 to 9 Aug 2017 –

Odi Batting averages (batting @ no1 -5) :

1) WU Tharanga – 17 ing/ 675 runs @ 51.92 / 85.55 SR- 1×100/ 5x 50+

2) N Dickwella – 17 ing/ 763 runs @ 44.88 / 92.70 SR- 2×100/ 4x 50+

3) AD Mathews – 10 ing/ 327 runs @ 40.87 / 83.84 SR- 2 x 50+

4) BKG Mendis – 24 ing/ 859 runs @ 39.04/ 87.74 SR- 1 x100/ 8x 50+

5) MD Gunathilaka -13 ing/ 501 runs @ 38.53/ 86.52 SR- 1 x100/ 4 x 50+

6) LD Chandimal – 13 ing/ 414 runs @ 34.50/ 68.42 SR- 1 x100/ 2 x 50+

7) DM de Silva – 10 ing/ 282 runs @ 31.33 / 82.21 SR- 3 x 50+

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Test Batting averages (batting @ no1 -5) :

1) DKarunaratne – 22 ing/ 971 runs @ 44.13 / 47.27 SR- 3 x100/ 4x 50+     

2) WU Tharanga   – 14 ing/ 537 runs @ 41.30 / 56.82 SR- 2 x100/ 3 x 50+

3) LD Chandimal –    8 ing/ 280 runs @ 40.00 / 46.74 SR- 1 x100 / 2 x 50+

4) K Mendis –          22 ing/ 737 runs @ 33.50/ 60.21 SR- 2 x100/ 2 x 50+

5 JK Silva –                22 ing/ 376 runs @ 31.33 / 40.78 SR- 1 x100/ 2 x 50+

6) AD Mathews –    12 ing/ 356 runs @ 29.66 / 51.14 SR- 2 x 50+

7) MDKJ Perera –    7  ing/ 184 runs @26.28/ 75.40 SR- 1 x 100+

8) DAS Gunaratne – 4  ing/ 105 runs @26.25 / 54.97 SR- 1 x 50+

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