Kevin Koththigoda2022-03-23T13:39:08+00:00

Kevin Koththigoda

Date of Birth 04/10/1998
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka U19s, Galle Cricket Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Bangla Tigers, Kandy Tuskers, Maratha Arabians

Kevin Koththigoda is Sri Lanka's latest "mystery spinner" and someone with a degree of buzz around.

He boasts a direct resemblance to South Africa’s Paul Adams ‘frog in a blender’ action, albeit bowls right-arm, not left-arm chinaman like Adams.

Koththigoda was part of Sri Lanka's Under-19 side that played in the Youth Asia Cup in Malaysia in November 2017 and his action sparked plenty of media attention.

Hailing from Unawatuna, Koththigoda represented the prestigious Richmond College, but given Wanindu Hasaranga's prominence, he later switched to Mahinda College to get more time at the bowling crease. His move clearly paved the way to a Sri Lankan Under-19 re-call, then subsequent selection for Galle in all forms of cricket in 2018/19.

Whilst recognized for his unique bowling action, Koththigoda is a talented middle-order batter who churned plenty of runs at College level. He has also shown glimpses of his ability at domestic level, with a highest score of 60* from the number 7 position for Galle.

In 2019/20, Koththigoda made the move to Burgher Recreation Club, and whilst bowling opportunities in red-ball cricket were limited, he scored another 60, and was a key component in their white-ball attack.

Seeking opportunities abroad, Koththigoda was picked up to play in Abu Dhabi's T10 league in November 2019 for Bangla Tigers, playing alongside the likes of Liam Plunkett, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Moores, and Colin Ingram. He was then selected by the Maratha Arabians for the 2021 edition, featuring alongside Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, and Laurie Evans.

The all-rounder is an exciting prospect who is now eager to experience a season playing UK league cricket in 2022.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 04/10/1998
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka U19s, Galle Cricket Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Bangla Tigers, Kandy Tuskers, Maratha Arabians

Kevin Koththigoda is Sri Lanka's latest "mystery spinner" and someone with a degree of buzz around.

He boasts a direct resemblance to South Africa’s Paul Adams ‘frog in a blender’ action, albeit bowls right-arm, not left-arm chinaman like Adams.

Koththigoda was part of Sri Lanka's Under-19 side that played in the Youth Asia Cup in Malaysia in November 2017 and his action sparked plenty of media attention.

Hailing from Unawatuna, Koththigoda represented the prestigious Richmond College, but given Wanindu Hasaranga's prominence, he later switched to Mahinda College to get more time at the bowling crease. His move clearly paved the way to a Sri Lankan Under-19 re-call, then subsequent selection for Galle in all forms of cricket in 2018/19.

Whilst recognized for his unique bowling action, Koththigoda is a talented middle-order batter who churned plenty of runs at College level. He has also shown glimpses of his ability at domestic level, with a highest score of 60* from the number 7 position for Galle.

In 2019/20, Koththigoda made the move to Burgher Recreation Club, and whilst bowling opportunities in red-ball cricket were limited, he scored another 60, and was a key component in their white-ball attack.

Seeking opportunities abroad, Koththigoda was picked up to play in Abu Dhabi's T10 league in November 2019 for Bangla Tigers, playing alongside the likes of Liam Plunkett, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Moores, and Colin Ingram. He was then selected by the Maratha Arabians for the 2021 edition, featuring alongside Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, and Laurie Evans.

The all-rounder is an exciting prospect who is now eager to experience a season playing UK league cricket in 2022.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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