Rangana Herath contemplating Test cricket retirement in November

Mumbai, Jul 11: Sri Lanka legend Rangana Herath is considering retirement from Test cricket after the conclusion of their home series against England towards the end of the year.
The 40-year-old wizard — the only left-arm spinner to have taken more than 400 Test wickets — has said he is not looking further than the impending home series against South Africa and England to call it quits. For a team that has depended heavily on Herath’s ability to run through the oppositions in favourable conditions, it would certainly be a massive blow to their bowling reserves.
South Africa have already arrived in Sri Lanka for a full tour consisting two Tests, five ODIs and one-off T20I. On the other hand, England’s tour of Sri Lanka will take place in October-November this year, which includes five ODIs, one-off T20I and three Tests. “Maybe my final series will be the England series later in the year. Following this South Africa series, there is another three months until the England series. For now, this is what I’ve planned for,” Herath told BBC Sinhala, according to the ICC official website. Agencies