He’s being touted as the new Malinga. Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling action reminds one of Sri Lankan great Lasith Malinga. The 17-year-old took six wickets in his debut game. Pathirana has taken Sri Lankan cricket by storm as he snared batsmen with a variety of deliveries in his first game for Trinity College. With his curly hair and sling action, Malinga continues to inspire a whole new generation of bowlers in the island nation. Malinga has taken 101 wickets in 30 Tests and 338 wickets in 226 ODIs for Sri Lanka.
Published On: Sep 27, 2019