Upul Tharanga boasts a commendable track record in ICC Cricket World Cups. As an opening batsman, he played a pivotal role in both the 2007 and 2011 teams, even though they fell short of clinching the coveted title. Despite the heartache of missing out on cricket’s most prestigious prize, Tharanga consistently delivered strong performances on both occasions.Tharanga commenced his one-day international career in mid-2005, mere months after his family home was devastated by the Asian tsunami. His outstanding performance in the following year earned him a place in the 2007 World Cup squad. During the tournament, he demonstrated his prowess with three half-centuries, including a crucial 73 in the semi-final against New Zealand.Although he faced a setback and was omitted from the ODI team later that year, Tharanga’s determination and return to form secured his spot in the World Cup squad once more in 2011. Tharanga’s international career boasts an impressive tally of 14 ODI centuries alongside three Test hundreds.