Sri Lankan player Dilshan Madushanka proved to be the bright spot of the failed World Cup 2023 campaign, claiming 21 wickets.
Twenty-three-year-old Sri Lankan player Dilshan Madushanka proved to be the bright spot in its failed world cup campaign by braving all the odds of defeat to claim 21 wickets. It put him third among the top bowlers, with India’s Mohammed Shami leading with 23 wickets and Australia’s Adam Zampa with 22.
Indeed, it was admirable tall stuff for a player who is yet to clear one year of ODI cricket having burst into the limelight debuting against India on January 10, 2023. Madushanka is known to have broken the defence of many top batsmen in the game, including India’s super batsman Virat Kohli, on more than one occasion. A left-armer whose strong point has been to generate fast-moving swings, Madushanka rose from humble beginnings, having first played his cricket at Hunugama Vijayabahu Central, Hunugama.
A keen learner quick to master the finer points of the art, his progress in the international arena in such a short period is something for the youngster and Sri Lanka to be proud of in the gloom of a failed World Cup 2023 campaign.