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Jayasuriya to retire from Test cricket?

Colombo : Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya is contemplating retirement from Test cricket, a report said here on Sunday.

The 38-year-old, considered one of the most explosive batsmen of modern cricket, is planning to make the announcement during the first Test match England at Kandy next Saturday, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported, quoting a “very senior member of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)”.

When contacted, a top SLC official, however, refused to comment on the report.

“Sanath has not told me about it. So how can I comment,” the official told PTI.

Jayasuriya is currently the highest run-scorer in Tests with a tally of 6885 runs in 109 matches. The left-hander averages 40.2 with 340 being his highest.

Jaysuriya has scored 14 centuries and 30 fifties.

The part-time left arm spinner is only three short of 100 wickets in Tests.

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