Maheesh Theekshana a new star born in Sri-Lankan cricket. He has represented Sri Lanka in all three formats and has also made his place in the ranks of all the Global T2o leagues. He is regarded as an asset in T20 cricket because of his mystery spin bowling.
Maheesh Theekshana `s Bio
|Full Name||Morwakage Maheesh Theekshana|
|Place of Birth||Colombo Sri-Lanka|
|Date of Birth||August 01, 2000|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right Arm Off Break|
|Role in team||Bowler|
|Salary||$ 62,750 approx.|
|Net Worth||$1 – $ 5 million Approximately|
Family and Relationships
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
Teams Played for
|Sri-Lanka||Northern Warriors||Jaffna Kings|
|Jaffna Stallion||Chennai Super Kings||Trinbago Knight Riders|
|Kandy||Kandy Warriors||Jaffna Stallions|
|Sri Lanka Army||Colts Cricket Club|
|Favorite Color||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Not Known|
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Singers||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Holiday Destinations||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Listening to music, travelling and sports|
|Favorite Cricketers||Not Known|
|Favorite Brand||Not Known|
|Favorite Bowler||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||Not Known|
|Favorite Commentators||Not Known|
|Favorite Shot||Not Known|
|Favorite Dress||Not Known|
|Favorite Team to play against||Not Known|
|T20I Cap Number||90|
|ODI Cap Number||202|
|Test Cap Number||161|
|Does He Smoke?||Not Known|
|Does He Drink?||Not Known|
|Languages he spoke||Tamil and Sinhala|
He has studied till college level from St. Benedicts College Colombo.
During the 2017-18 Premier Limited Overs Tournament, Theekshana made his List-A debut for Colts Cricket Club on March 14, 2018. As a first-class player with Colts Cricket Club, he first played first-class cricket on December 7, 2016. During the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League, he was drafted by the Jaffna Stallions in October 2020.
Following the players’ draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League, Theekshana was selected for the Jaffna Kings following the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League tournament.
During the 2022 Indian Premier League auction, he was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings. In July 2022, he was signed by the Jaffna Kings for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.
He was selected for Sri Lanka’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads following his strong performance in the SLC Invitational T20 league. He made his ODI debut on 7 September 2021, against South Africa.
He took the first wicket with his first ball in ODI cricket helping Sri-Lanka win the series 2-1. His debut in T20I cricket came against South Africa on 10 September 2021, also for Sri Lanka. A few days later, Theekshana was named as Sri Lanka’s team for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
He made his T20I debut against South Africa in 2021 at R. Premadasa Stadium. He has played 18 T20I matches until now and has taken 16 wickets at an average of 27.38 and with an economy rate of 6.44. He is more known for his economical bowling.
He also got his chance to play ODI cricket v South Africa at the same venue R. Premadasa in the same year 2021. He has been given chance to represent Sri Lanka in just 9 matches until now and has managed to get 10 wickets at an average of 33.4 and with an economy rate of 4.07 which is quite impressive in modern-day cricket.
He represented Sri Lanka in test match cricket in 2022 by playing his first match v Australia at Galle International Stadium. He has played just 2 matches and has managed to bag 5 wickets with an average of 37.6.
He has represented Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He has taken 12 wickets in the 9 matches he has played for CSK at an average of 21.75 and with a good economy rate of 7.76. He played his first IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in 2022. Before that, he was a net bowler for CSK in IPL 2021.
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He was injured in the Galle test against Pakistan and will not be playing the 2nd test match.
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