Matheesha Pathirana Biography: Family, Career, net worth, ipl salary

Matheesha Pathirana Biography:

Matheesha Pathirana is a famous Sri Lankan cricketer. 

Matheesha Pathirana Biography
Matheesha Pathirana with Asia Cup 2022: Photo from Instagram
Matheesha Pathirana
Date of BirthDecember 18, 2002
BirthplaceKandy, Sri Lanka
FatherAnura Pathirana
SiblingsVishuka Pathirana (Married)
Tharindi Pathirana
Batting StyleRight-handed batting
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast bowler (Death Over Specialist)
National TeamSri Lanka (2022-current)
Domestic TeamChennai Super Kings (2022-current)
Nondescripts (2022-current)
Desert Vipers (2024)
ODI Debut (Cap 209)Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan (June 2, 2023)
T20I Debut (Cap 96)Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan (August 27, 2022)
Last ODISri Lanka Vs Pakistan (October 10, 2023)
MatchesList A: 15
T20 International: 30
Runs ScoredList A: 741
T20 International: 814
Balls BowledList A: 174
T20 International: 439
Batting AverageList A: 44.50
T20 International: 99.50
Bowling AverageList A: 95.50
T20 International: 22.03
NicknameBaby Malinga, Mini Malinga
Personal WinsAsia Cup: 2022 UAE
ICC World Cup Qualifier: 2023 Zimbabwe
EducationTrinity College, Kandy
Height6ft 2in (187 cm)
Weight66 Kgs approximately
Marital StatusUnmarried
ReligionBuddhism
HobbiesPianist, Singer

Matheesha Pathirana Career:

Franchise Cricket: Matheesha Pathirana started his career as a bowler and was selected for the 2021 Sri Lanka Cricket Invitational team. He made his T20 debut on August 22, 2021 for SLC Greys. Prior to this debut, he was a part of Sri Lanka’s team for the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020.

Matheesha Pathirana Biography
Matheesha Pathirana with the IPL trophy 2023: Photo from Instagram

Matheesha Pathirana was signed by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022 and they won the IPL in 2023 with Matheesha picking 19 wickets. He then became the youngest foreign player to win an IPL trophy. He was referred to as Baby Malinga, for building his bowling action after Lasith Malinga.

In April 2022, He made his debut in the IPL against the Gujarat Titans. He took the wicket of Shubman Gill in the very first ball, becoming the first Sri Lankan to achieve that in IPL. Later he was signed by the Kandy Falcons in July 2022, for the Lanka Premier League, Third Edition.

Matheesha Pathirana Biography

International Cricket: Matheesha Pathirana was named in Sri Lanka’s T20 International (T20I) squad in May 2022, against Australia however could not play the series due to an injury. He was named in Sri Lanka’s T20I squad in August 2022, for the 2022 Asia Cup. Thus, he made his international debut on August 27, 2022 against Afghanistan.

Subsequently, he was named in the One Day International (ODI) and T20I squad against New Zealand for the Sri Lanka squad in March 2023. He made his ODI debut on June 2, 2023 against Afghanistan. He took the wicket of Rahmat Shah and claimed his maiden ODI wicket.

Sri Lanka announced their 15-member squad for the ICC ODI World Cup qualifier in June 2023 and selected Matheesha Pathirana in their line-up.

Matheesha Pathirana faced a significant setback during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, as he suffered a shoulder injury that ultimately led to his withdrawal.

The Injury Incident: The shoulder niggle injury occurred during Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan Match in Hyderabad on October 10, 2023. Due to the severe injury, Pathirana was ruled out of the World Cup and Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews was named as his replacement.

Matheesha Pathirana Education:

Matheesha Pathirana attained his elementary education at Ranabima Royal College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Matheesha also appeared in music examinations till class 6. He later applied multiple times for admission in St. Anthony’s College in Katugastota but could not attain the admission.

The Trinity College in Kandy had invited him to join them at the time. At the Trinity College he joined the Under-17 cricket team.

Matheesha Pathirana Biography

He also joined the Kettarama cricket academy where he polished his bowling skills under the coaching of Chamila Gamage. He was also offered an invitation to join Colombo School to enhance his bowling but the invitation was rejected by his father.

Matheesha Pathirana Family Background:

Matheesha Pathirana was born and raised in a middle class family in Sri Lanka. Matheesha Pathirana’s family includes his father (Anura Pathirana), his mother and two elder sisters (Vishuka and Tharindi Pathirana). His sister Vishuka Pathirana is married.

Matheesha Pathirana family
Matheesha Pathirana with his family on his sister’s wedding: Photo from Instagram ((From Left to Right: Father Anura, Matheesha, Brother-in-Law, Sister Vishuka, Mother and Sister Tharindi Pathirana)

Matheesha Pathirana’s family has always encouraged him to give his best in cricket. Matheesha has a deep and loving relationship with his family, and he frequently posts images of himself with his sisters and parents on social media. Matheesha hometown Harispathuwa is a calm area on the banks of Mahaweli River.

Matheesha Pathirana belongs to a family of music enthusiasts and every member of his family can at least play one instrument. His father is a successful businessman and had a passion for music during his youth and played the guitar for a music band. Similarly, His mother was a rhythm guitarist in the renowned band Salalihiniyo.

Matheesha Pathirana Interesting facts:

Matheesha Pathirana himself is an accomplished pianist and singer coming from a family cherishing a musical background.

Matheesha Pathirana Interesting facts:
Matheesha Pathirana playing for Bangla Tigers: Photo from Instagram

Matheesha Pathirana is a fitness enthusiast and carries out various fitness activities to stay in shape and maintain himself.

Matheesha Pathirana is a cat enthusiast and keeps on posting on social media related to this personal interest of his.

Matheesha Pathirana is a devoted Buddhism follower. He attended Daham Pasal in his childhood.

Matheesha Pathirana is also actively involved in social media in following social media sites:

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Matheesha Pathirana Net Worth:

Net Worth: Matheesha Pathirana’s Net Worth is estimated to be around 500,000 Dollars, which is approximately Rs 74,083,000 in Indian Rupees.

Monthly Income: Matheesha Pathirana’s monthly income is estimated to be around Rs 800,000.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Salary:

Matheesha Pathirana was signed for Chennai Super Kings at the IPL auction 2023 for Rs 20 Lakhs.

Brand Endorsements: Matheesha Pathirana has endorsed Nike and other local brands in Sri Lanka.

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