Year 2015 witnessed a number of new faces in international cricket. On the flip side, a number of cricketers retired from ODIs, Test Cricket and some from every format. Here are some top international cricketers from India and Sri Lanka who retired in 2015.
One of the greatest cricketer from Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardene has been the strongest batsman for the team. In 149 Test, 448 ODIs and 44 T20 matches, he scored more than 25,000 runs. He has 54 centuries under his name. He retired in March of 2015 after 18 years of his career in international cricket.
Virender Sehwag, one of the most prominent batsman from India announced his retirement from cricket. On his excellent career as a batsman he scored a total of 17,253 runs in international matches across all formats. He is the only Indian batsman who scored triple centuries at test cricket. Sehwag created a milestone for Indian batsman by scoring triple century twice in Test cricket. His Test scores stands at 8586 runs. In ODIs, he bagged 15 centuries and the second highest individual score of 219. His total score in ODIs is 8273 runs.
The legendary Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara retired from cricket in August of 2015. The 38 year old batsman was a Wicketkeeper, Batsman and at the same time the Skipper of the team. He played 404 ODI matches, 134 Test Matches and 56 T20 Matches in his career as an international cricketer. Scoring more than 1400 runs in ODI matches and more than 12000 runs in Tests matches, Sangakkara is the top run scorer from Sri Lanka. The last Test match which he played was against India.
Zaheer Khan, one of the best bowlers not only in India but in the world is another cricketer who retired in 2015. The fast bowler had a unique capacity to perform his skills in taking wicket. In his 15-years career spanning among two stints as an international cricketer, he took a total of 311 wickets in 92 Test matches and 269 wickets in ODIs. He was the match winner for many international games for Team India including the Test victories against England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
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