Rangana Herath will bow out of international cricket after the first Test between Sri Lanka and England starting November 6 in Galle, where he has claimed 99 wickets in Galle at an average of 24.31 and needs one wicket to become the second Sri Lankan after Muttiah Muralitharan to manage 100 there.

Herath is Sri Lanka’s second-highest wicket-taker in Tests and the most successful left-arm spinner ever, and it is fitting that he has chosen to bow out at his favourite venue.