The U19 Teams are currently taking part in the Asia Cup. Hence, most of the fans are focused on this event in search of talents who could dominate in the future. One player who has caught the eye of many is Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana. The player, who is part of the event, has been phenomenal so far. One of the videos showcasing his bowling skills has also gone viral recently. We take a look at it in this article.
Matheesha Pathirana reminds of Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is arguably the greatest T20 bowler that the game has seen. The Sri Lankan legend announced his retirement from all forms of the game recently. Apart from his sensational bowling skills, Malinga was also known for his slinging action. He is one of the very few bowlers to have tried it.
Now, Matheesha Pathirana is reminding many of Malinga. The youngster also has a slinging action and like Malinga, he is also troubling the batsmen with his release point. His accuracy also seems very impressive. Here is a video wherein batsmen are finding it hard to face him:
Sri Lanka gets a new Slinga-Malinga— ANURAG ॐ SHARMA 🇮🇳 (@7ANURAGSHARMA) December 23, 2021
Meet Matheesha Pathirana, who produced some lanky bouncers and yorkers vs Kuwait U-19. Lankan Lions romped to a 274 run-victory. He finished with figures 7-2 in 3 overs.#U19AsiaCup #SharjahCricketStadium
courtesy – @sharjahstadium pic.twitter.com/EStUotZtOn
Sri Lanka seems to have a bright future with young talents coming through
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka appears to getting back the form that has been missing for a few years now. The team did well in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Some of the players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shananka, Charith Asalanka and others have been in great form. Matheesha Pathirana will only add to the strength of the team. Hence, it is an exciting phase to be a Sri Lankan fan.