Who is Dunith Wellalage, the 20-year-old Sri Lanka left-arm spinner who could take the World Cup by storm?
Sri Lanka’s Dunith Wellalage broke through India’s top order, dismissing Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the span of three overs during the Asia Cup, before later dismissing KL Rahul. Here’s all you need to know about the slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
Wellalage first made waves as a 13-year-old, when an impressive showing as a spinner for his school St. Sebastian’s helped him earn a place in the under-15 team. He represented the under-15 Division 1 team for three years and helped St. Sebastian’s reach the finals on two consecutive years, in 2015 and 2016. Though his team ended as runners-up on both occasions, he was named the best bowler of the tournament in both years and was also appointed as the Sri Lanka U15 captain.
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