It was the thunderbolt lightning strike by newcomer Pramod Madushan Liyanagamage in that 4 for 34 gallop that destroyed the dangerous looking Pakistan batting line up in the final in hastening Sri Lanka’s swoop down to bringing home the Asia Cup. Indeed, the rookie right arm medium pacer in only his second T20 appearance in Dubai on September 13, 2022 literally swept Pakistan off it’s feet in the USD 200,000 high stakes showdown of the 15th edition of Asia’s cricketing showpiece that he ignited by accounting for the prize wicket of Babar Azam. It was a truly fascinating entry for the 28-year old discovery hailing from the Southern coast of Hambantota who had marked his entry in the T20 international big stage just four days prior to the big one also on a triumphant note against Pakistan in the dress rehearsal run up with a 2-wicket take for 21.
Indeed, Pramod Madushan’s sensational burst on the international hemisphere has signalled the new order that has succeeded the old as Sri Lanka looks to filling the void by the retirement of the record breaking slinger Lasith Malinga. In but two outings the youngster, who broke onto the international firmament debuting against Australia in an ODI in this year’s home series on June 24, has certainly generated great expectations of a new champion ready to raise his hands for Sri Lanka Cricket. It is another pay off to the country’s cricket administration’s stated grassroots fine-combing drive to unearthing the best. (PARA. 3) Born on December 14, 1993,.Pramod, who learnt his cricket at the relative unknown Tharaputta National School in native Hambantota, is another investment by Sri Lanka Cricket in unearthing and fine tuning grassroots latent. He has descended on the scene with a T20 international take of 6 wickets for 55 runs off just 37 deliveries from two appearances.