Cup rivals dwarfed by shooter
HEAD to toe, Tharjini Sivalingam is 208cm.
With her arms outstretched, poised to shoot, the world’s tallest netballer is not a million miles away from touching the ring.
And though not much stops the Diamonds, defending is tough when you literally can’t reach your opponent, something Australia will get a taste of in today’s third World Cup group game.
Standing 8cm shorter than Thon Maker, it’s little surprise Sri Lanka’s goal shooter is almost unstoppably accurate.
In their opening World Cup loss to Zimbabwe, Sivalingam converted 44 of 45 attempts, a conversion rate she regularly enjoys having been named the 2011 World Cup’s most successful shooter.
Zimbabwe’s Felisitus Kwangwa and Sri Lanka’s Tharjini Sivalingam compete for the ball during Zimbabwe’s 79-49 win at the Netball World Cup