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Who is Matheesha Pathirana?

Matheesha Pathirana (born 18 December 2002) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. In August 2021, he was named in the SLC Greys’ squad for the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League. 

He made his Twenty20 debut on 22 August 2021, for SLC Greys in the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League. 

Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was part of Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In January 2022, he was named to Sri Lanka’s team for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.

Matheesha Pathirana Biography, Wiki

Matheesha Pathirana Biography Wikipedia
Matheesha Pathirana

Young Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana has joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) season. Dubbed as the ‘Next Lasith Malinga’ due to his slinging bowling action and raw pace, he is set to become the focus of attention going forward.

Notably, Pathirana is the same youngster who delivered a 175 km/ph thunderbolt to Indian batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal during the 2020 Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.

Matheesha Pathirana is an 18-year-old prodigious speedster from Sri Lanka. Born in Kandy, the cricketer was a part of the Sri Lankan squad at the 2020 Under-19 World Cup. He holds a slinging bowling action that is strikingly similar to Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga.

Matheesha Pathirana made headlines when he delivered the fastest ball of the tournament. Moreover, his 175 km/ph thunderbolt to Yashasvi Jaiswal in a game against India Under-19 even surpassed Shoaib Akhtar’s lethal 161.3 km/ph delivery from the 2003 World Cup. However, being wide, the Matheesha Pathirana’s fastest ball was not considered a legal one.

Matheesha Pathirana Career

Matheesha Pathirana made headlines when he delivered the fastest ball of the tournament. Moreover, his 175 km/ph thunderbolt to Yashasvi Jaiswal in a game against India Under-19 even surpassed Shoaib Akhtar’s lethal 161.3 km/ph delivery from the 2003 World Cup. However, being wide, the Matheesha Pathirana’s fastest ball was not considered a legal one.

On January 20, the CSK franchise retained 18 of their stars from the previous edition of the tournament. The following month, they further enhanced their squad with new additions in the form of Moeen Ali, Cheteshwar Pujara, and uncapped Indian cricketers like Krishnappa Gowtham and C Hari Nishanth. Here is an updated list of all CSK players after the Matheesha Pathirana IPL addition as a reserve player.

On March 7, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the entire itinerary for the IPL 2021 season. Around 56 matches are scheduled to be played across six cities, namely Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

Each team will be playing in at least four venues while the playoffs and the final will be played at the newly-renovated Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad between May 25 and 30. Here is a look at the entire IPL schedule for the upcoming season.

Matheesha Pathirana FAQ’s

Who is Matheesha Pathirana?

Matheesha Pathirana (born 18 December 2002) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. In August 2021, he was named to the SLC Greys’ squad for the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League. 

How old is Matheesha Pathirana?

Matheesha Pathirana is currently 18 years old.

When did Matheesha Pathirana make his debut?

He made his Twenty20 debut on 22 August 2021, for SLC Greys in the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League. 

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