Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England test

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month.

The countrys cricket board said today that the 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries for several years, will bring down the curtain on his glorious career at the same venue where he made his debut 19 years ago.

Sri Lanka Cricket said that Rangana Herath to retire from international cricket after the first test against England at Galle.

Ahead of Sri Lankas two-match Test series against South Africa at home in July, Herath had said he was contemplating retirement in November.

He retired from one-day and Twenty20 internationals in 2016.

Herath has been the leader of Sri Lanka's spin attack since the retirement of Muralitharan but the persistent knee injuries have limited his outings over the last few years.

Source: Radio Pakistan