Maheesh Theekshana

Maheesh Theekshana
Full name: Morawakage Maheesh Theekshana
Born/Date of Birthday: 1 August 2000
Place of Birth: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Batting: Right-hand
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak
Role: Bowler
International information
National side: Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 202): 7 September 2021 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 90): 10 September 2021 v South Africa

Morawakage Maheesh Theekshana (born 1 August 2000) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He made his international debut for Sri Lanka in September 2021.

Domestic and T20 franchise career
Theekshana made his List A debut for Colts Cricket Club in the 2017–18 Premier Limited Overs Tournament on 14 March 2018. He made his first-class debut for Colts Cricket Club in the 2018–19 Premier League Tournament on 7 December 2016. In October 2020, he was drafted by the Jaffna Stallions for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.

In August 2021, Theekshana was named in the SLC Blues team for the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League tournament. In November 2021, he was selected to play for the Jaffna Kings following the players' draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League.

In February 2022, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

International career
Following Theekshana's strong performances in the SLC Invitational T20 league, he was named in Sri Lanka's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against South Africa. He made his ODI debut on 7 September 2021, for Sri Lanka against South Africa. In the match, he took a wicket with his first ball in ODI cricket. He took 4 wickets for 37 runs, helping Sri Lanka win the series 2-1. He made his T20I debut on 10 September 2021, also for Sri Lanka against South Africa. Later the same month, Theekshana was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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