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Matheesha Pathirana, the Astonishing Player

Man of the Match, Matheesha Pathirana, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Match, Asia Cup 2023

Sri Lankan Cricketer, Matheesha Pathirana is the emerging star of Sri Lankan cricket board. Although he is already very famous in Sri Lanka’s cricket community yet, he is still taking the limelight internationally through his admirable performance in the 2nd ODI match of Asia Cup 2023 which was between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The match was hosted by Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy Sri Lanka. Bangladesh suffered a huge loss as Matheesha Pathirana took four major wickets of Bangladesh Cricket Team in 7.4 overs and won the title for Man of the Match.

Overall, all the Sri Lankan team performed very well but, the credit to win goes to Matheesha Pathirana as the wonderful bowling spell cast by him paved a way for Sri Lankan team s Victory.

Matheesha Pathirana was born on 18 December 2002 in Kandy, Sri Lanka and aged 20. He took the title of Baby Malinga because of the similarities with bowling actions of the legendary cricketer Lasith Malinga.

Matheesha Pathirana

Personal Information

Date of Birth18 Dec, 2002(Kandy, Pallekele) Sri lanka
Nicknames and TitlesMalinga junior, Podi malinga, baby malinga
Batting StyleRight-hand batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Placement RoleBowler
Personal Information

International Information

International Stats

NationalitySri Lanka
ODIs debut2 june 2023(Sri Lanka vs AFG)
Last ODI7 july, 2023(Sri Lanka vs WI)
Only T2027 August, 2022(Sri Lanka vs AFG)
International Statistics
Matheesha Pathirana

The existence of Mathisha Pathirana is not very old in Sri Lanka s international Cricket. As he just started his international career in 2022, when was selected as a part of Sri Lanka’s T20 International Squad (Sri Lanka vs Australia). Somehow, he was unable to perform in that series due to an injury. Later, again in August 2022, he was selected for Sri Lanka’s T20 Squad against Afghanistan. So, he made a debut on 27 August 2022 against Afghanistan.

He was selected both for ODIs and T20s international squad (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand) in March 2023. Matheesha Pathirana s ODI debut was also against Afghanistan on 2 June, 2023. The dismissal of the wicket of Rehmat Shah by him was the initiation of his ODI wicket. Finally, he was also selected in the squad for ICC ODI International World Cup qualifier by Sri Lankan Cricket Board in june,2023.

Career Stats

Total Matches422
Scored Runs99
Batting Average4.504.50
Highest scores8*5
Bowled balls174439
Bowling Average95.5022.03
5 Wickets in innings00
10 wickets in match00
Best bowling1/413/15
Career Statistics
Matheesha Pathirana

Domestic Career

Matheesha Pathirana has played in many leagues with different teams at domestic level. He was an integral member of Chennai super kings when the won the IPL in 2023. At that time, he took 19 wickets which was his major contribution for the team. Before 2022, he was also selected in Sri Lanka s squad for under 19 Cricket world cup.

Domestic team Information

2022-Chennai Super Kings
2022-Bangla tigers
2023Desert Vipers
Domestic Information

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