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Sri Lanka v England: Mahela Jayawardene set for final home game

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Sri Lanka v England: Mahela Jayawardene set for final home game
Sri Lanka v England: Mahela Jayawardene set for final home game

15 December 2014:The 37-year-old will retire after the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

“I just want to go out and enjoy myself. That’s what I’ve done throughout my career, and it won’t change just because I’m playing my last game here,” said Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka have already sealed the series with a 4-2 lead.

Right-hander Jayawardene retired from Test cricket in August with 11,814 runs, the seventh most in history.

“Having prepared for this, I think I know where I am mentally,” he said. “When I retired from Test cricket, that game was very emotional for me – that last Test match.

“Knowing I still have the World Cup to play, I don’t think this game will be that emotional.

“But playing in front of your home fans for the last time, there might be a bit.”

For England, the match represents the final match before the selectors meet to choose a 16-man squad for the tri-angular series with Australia and India in January.

That must be cut to a 15-man World Cup party by 7 January.

Source : BBC News

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