Matheesha Pathirana is a young fast bowler who has been compared to Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan legend.
Both bowlers have a unique bowling action that is difficult to pick, and they both bowl yorkers at a high speed. However, there are some key differences between the two bowlers.
Pathirana is not as tall as Malinga, and he does not bowl as fast. His bowling speed is in the mid-130s, while Malinga’s was in the mid-140s. However, Pathirana makes up for his lack of pace with his accuracy and his ability to bowl yorkers at will.
He also has a good slower ball, which he can use to deceive batsmen.
In terms of their records, Pathirana is still early in his career, but he has made a promising start. He has taken 18 wickets in 16 T20 matches, and he has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Malinga, on the other hand, is a proven international bowler who has taken over 500 wickets in all formats of the game. He is a two-time World Cup winner, and he is considered to be one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.
Overall, Pathirana is a talented young bowler who has the potential to be a great player.
He is still developing, but he has already shown that he has the skills to be successful at the highest level. He is a good comparison to Malinga, but he is still a few years away from reaching his full potential.