Chaminda Vaasindia Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:54 IST
His left-arm pace bowling has been pivotal in Sri Lanka's upsurge in Test and one-day cricket of late. The 24-year-old bowler is the first Sri Lankan to take 10 wickets in a Test match. His performance both at home and abroad has been Sri Lanka's leading pace bowler.
Though he was plagued by a back injury in 1998, he was back after missing a few matches. Lower down the batting order, he has played some vital innings for the team.