Vishwa Lahiru Kumara a fine left arm leg spinner | Daily News


Vishwa Lahiru Kumara a fine left arm leg spinner

First year player, right hand batsman, left arm leg spinner, and safe fielder in any position Sangarage Don Vishwa Lahiru Kumara excelled for his Alma Mater Sri Sumangala College, Panadura through out his cricket career. He commenced his schooling at Sri Sumangala from Grade One and in 2010 he attended practices at the School Cricket Academy and initially under Dumindu Lakmal and in 2013 he got selected for the under 13 team and claimed 50 wickets with one ten wicket haul and three five wicket hauls. But in his second year he got seven wickets and in his third year and fourth year he captured 18 and 15 wickets respectively. In 2017 he bagged 30 wickets and playing in five successive seasons for under 13 he captured 120 wickets. His coach was Harsha Srinath.

In his under 15 first year he claimed 48 wickets with one ten wicket haul against Isipathana Vidyalaya and two five wicket hauls and in his last year in under 15 he got 33 wickets with one five wicket haul.

In his second year in the under 15 he got selected for the first eleven team and he captured 33 wickets with one five wicket haul and played for the Big Match and the Limited Over Match. In the Limited Over match he took four wickets and earned the Man of the Match Award and the Best Bowler’s Prize. In this years Big Match he carried away the Best Bowler’s and the Man of the Match award and played for the One Dayer. Sumangalians beat their arch rivals Moratu Vidyalaya in the Limited Over and the Big Match was drawn.

In the under 15 district tournament playing for Prima Cup for the Western Province Tournament he captained both teams.

He is in the Sri Lanka under 19 World Cup 2022 squad and from 60 players it was reduced to 30 players and he captained one team and became the Best Player. last year he represented Panadura Sports Club in the Daily News Trophy Tournament and his coach was Manoj Chanaka.

His Principal Dimuthu Deranagoda and Master in Charge Priyankara Nandasena supported him throughout his career for his success.

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