Dilshan to Miss England Tour due to personal reasons-Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is popularly known as Tillakaratne Dilshan.
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Tillakaratne Dilshan has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will be unavailable for the limited-overs series in England and Ireland due to some personal reasons or issues. Now Sri Lanka will experience the missing of the opening batsman while playing in England and Ireland tour. The limited-overs squads for England have not yet been named. Sri Lanka will be playing five ODIs and a T20 international in the country, as well as two ODIs in Dublin soon after the third Test. The news is a huge blow for the Sri Lankan ODI team as he is the most experienced and important batsman in limited over- squads. In an year (2015) Dilshan has scored around 1207 ODI runs with an average rate of 52.47 and has become the third highest run scorer for their team.
Now Sri Lanka have to find a new opening batsman for the upcoming England and Ireland tour. Kusal Perera is now expected to play as the opening batsman.
Dilshan,39 year old, Sri Lankan batsman is thinking of retirement during recent World T20. He retired from test matches in 2013.