Women’s cricketer Nethmi Malshani does her school proud
Nethmi Malshani was the opening batswoman of the School Cricket team as well as the Central Province Girls’ Cricket team and she showed her class as a batswoman when she scored three half centuries at the Inter Provincial Cricket Tournament in the year 2017 and the half centuries were against Nuwara Eliya district(twice) and Kegalle Provincial teams.
She has been in the development squad from the year 2018 under the coaching of Amila Pinnaduwa, Provincial Cricket coach. Her best bowling feat was four wickets for thirty two runs at the Girls School Cricket tournament when she was a member of the School team and they won the Kandy District Cricket tournament from 2017 to date.
Her School has won the Kandy District Cricket tournament continuously for over ten years.
The Girls’ Cricket team of St.Anthonys’ has become one of the Best Eight teams at the All Island Girls’ Cricket tournament for a number of years since 2016 and Nethmi is maintaining her batting skills and she has scored forty six against Nugawela National School and an unbeaten knock of 22 runs against Jayasiripura Junior School of Bakamuna in the cricket tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.
Nethmi is included in the Sri Lanka womens’ World Cup Squad and her intention is to be selected to the Sri Lanka Womens’ Cricket Squad for the 2022 World Cup. Nethmi Malshani was selected as the Runners-up at the Most Popular School Girls Cricketer contest organized by the Batsmen.com and she says that she is thankful to Cricketers of, Kingwood, St.Anthonys’ Boys’, and Ashar College,Akurana for the support given to her by voting for her at this contest concluded on the 24th of July this year.
She is a Grade twelve student of the Commerce Stream and she is thankful to her Coaches as well as the Principal of the School, P.R.C.K. Ranasinghe for the encouragement given to her.