Matheesha Pathirana: A Malinga in the making?

Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling action reminds one of Sri Lankan pace ace Lasith Malinga. The 17-year-old is also lethal with his yorkers.

Pathirana has taken Sri Lankan cricket by storm as he snared batsmen with a variety of deliveries in his first game for Trinity College.   -  Twitter/@nibraz88cricket

Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling action reminds one of Sri Lankan pace ace Lasith Malinga.

The 17-year-old with an identical slinging action, is also lethal with his yorkers. A video of his deadly spell has been going viral on social media where Pathirana proved to be a tough nut to crack for the opposing batsmen and scalped six wickets.

 

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. In his long and illustrious career, Malinga has taken 101 wickets in 30 Tests and 338 wickets in 226 ODIs.