Sri Lanka fast bowling legend Vaas identifies teenage left-arm seamer with promise

Chaminda Vaas believes the 18-year-old left-arm paceman from Hungama Vijayaba National School has what it takes to succeed.

Sri Lanka Emerging Team coach Chaminda Vaas has earmarked promising fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka to make the grade after some recent performances.

Vaas believes that Madushanka can fit into his shoes after the 18-year-old left arm paceman from Hungama Vijayaba National School displayed much promise for the Emerging team.

Madushanka started playing cricket from under-15 level at school under the guidance of his first coach Ilangaratne. The school did not have a First Eeven team but he had the chance to enter the district team.

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  1. Great story and hope he goes all the way and it’s up to SLC nurture talent like this and give them a chance to blossom – oh wait….SLC is busy trying to work out who should be the office bearers.

    There was another young fast bowler spoken of highly who did really well in schools cricket – hope this is a good thing coming.

  2. Erm… there is a 6 ft 4 left arm seam bowler named Binura Fernando, who just turned 24 by-the-way, playing league cricket in England now as our selectors are blind as bats and do not know how to nature talent. He also took a hatrick in the league.

    I would not get so excited about Dilshan Madushanka as he will probably get lost to our selectors too.

  3. Let us appreciate what Chaminda Vaas giving back to Cricket. Hats off to you despite many obstacles faced due to SLC inability to identify the services of great people who does yeomen services to Cricket.
    It’s like lovely music to our ears to find out about emerging fine raw talent and a future Waas but one hope what’s happened to Binura Fernando or negligence of raw talent of 19 year old Kalana Perera it will not be the same case with young Dilshan Madushanka .
    If we had people like Sidath Wettumuny, Bandula Warnapura, Roshan Mahanama etc in SLC as fans we will never get involved or make comments and these budding talented cricketers and Island Cricket will be safe,
    As cricket fans we pray we see a proper light at the end of this long long TUNNEL