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Udara Chethani – a talented Women’s cricketer

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She is a left hand batter and a right-arm medium pace bowler, who started her career in 2011.

She first represented Mahamaya at the Kandy District Cricket Tournament when she was only 12 years old.

She showed her skills by scoring 25 runs against St. Anthony’s Girls’ School, Katugastota.

Mahamaya have produced many outstanding cricketers like Shalika Gannoruwa, Hasangi Tennakoon,

Madhushika Muhandiram, Manjula Kalpage, Thushara Tennakoon, Udeshika Madhumali and Yasamali Saparamadu. In 2012, Udara showed more improvement in the bowling by claiming three wickets for 30 runs against Wattegama Maha Vidyalaya.

In the following year, she took a hat-trick, claiming four wickets in four balls against Nugawela Central School in the All-Island Cricket Tournament.

In 2014, she became the Best Player and Best All-rounder at the Kandy District Tournament.

In 2015 and 2016 she captained the schools cricket team to become runners-up at the Kandy District Cricket Tournament.

In 2017 she was selected to the Development Squad of

Sri Lanka Cricket. In 2019 she showed her class as a batswoman by scoring 66 against Dehiattakandiya National School in the Singer Cricket Tournament.

In 2020, she represented Kandy at the Super Provincial Cricket

Tournament in which cricket teams from Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Colombo participated and she became the Best Bowler of the Kandy Cricket Team claiming 19 in three matches.

Source DailyNews
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