Jaffna farmer’s son baffles batsmen with his mystery spin

Over the years Sri Lanka have had a special affinity in unearthing mystery spinners, the kind who have explored their hand and the cricket ball so much that they know to turn, bend and tweak it so well that it leaves the batsmen clueless as to what the ball would do. Most notable ones are Ajantha Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya and at present Maheesh Theekshana. There have been others as well like Tharindu Kaushal and Kevin Koththigoda who bowled with an unusual bowling action in domestic cricket…

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