so similar, yet so different

Even though both Thushara and Pathirana bowl with similar actions, Thushara’s strength lies with the new ball, whereas Pathirana’s strength is during the middle overs and at the death. Thushara can be deployed at the death when there are no better options and he can become better at the death by attempting more yorkers. Pathirana, on the other hand, has made huge strides across seasons, improving on his pace, swing and the variation of lengths. He also seems to be working on using his wrist more, allowing him to generate more swing while making it difficult to pick his variation of lengths.

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