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    March 31, 2006

    Jayasuriya half-way there

    Sanath Jayasuriya, who would have watched furiously from his living room after being dropped from Sri Lanka's test side which played India late last year, has now seen the writing on the wall.

    He announced his decision to retire from test cricket and focus on playing one-day international cricket to ensure he's ready for the 2007 World Cup.

    His continuing in one-day cricket and book cricket is a stumbling block towards him joining the retired league. It would be interesting to see if he'd fit in as an opener, given that the incumbents are Michael Slater and Mark Richardson.

    Admittedly we missed the moment, but he played his 100th test against Bangladesh at Colombo last September and made 13. But his overall achievements are nothing to sneer at. A batting average of nearly 42, a triple century and two scores above 200 and one 199 among his 6599 test runs. Some handy left-arm spin which got him 92 wickets at a perfectly acceptable average of 33. Not bad for someone who started his test career at #6, batted higher than #6 only once in his first ten tests and barely bowled in his first few tests.

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