Why Matheesha Pathirana is not Playing for CSK?

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Why Matheesha Pathirana is not Playing for CSK?
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Matheesha Pathirana is a proper death-over specialist bowler Chennai Super Kings is grooming after the departure of the greatest Death bowler Dwayne Bravo as a player from CSK.

Matheesha Pathirana didn’t play in the first few matches of IPL 2024 as he was recovering from the injury earlier too and joined CSK after 2 matches .

Pathirana had also missed the last 2 games against Punjab Kings as he had suffered a Hamstring injury in the practice session.

Now in the mid-season, CSK had announced that Pathirana will be returning to Sri Lanka as he suffered a hamstring injury and he is moving back for Speedy recovery. CSK announce throug their Social media handles about the injury update of Pathirana.

Matheesha Pathirana set to Return Sri Lanka

Matheesha Pathirana had been a proper death bowler for CSK and now CSK will be looking to fill the Pathirana shoes from their bench strength. 

However, it is difficult to find any other bowler who meets Pathirana’s death bowling stats for Chennai in Ipl 2024.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2024 

Matheesha Pathirana played 6 matches for CSK in IPL 2024 picking up 13 wickets with an economy rate of 7.68.

1.Gujarat Titans41297.25
2.Delhi Capitals43317.75
3.Mumbai Indians44287.00
4.Lucknow Supergiants41297.25
5.Lucknow Supergiants42358.75
6.Sunriser Hyderabad22178.50
Total: 22 oversTotal: 13 wicketsTotal:169runsAverage: 7.68
Matheesha Pathirana in Ipl 2024

Matheesha Pathirana is no dobut an exceptional bowler for Chennai. Chennai Super Kings won the last match by 28 runs against Punjab Kings.

Chennai Super Kings were having a tough time after their Key Bowler Mustafizur Rahman returned to Bangladesh for Zimbabwe T20I series.

Pathirana’s absence will hurt them more specially when their Power play bowler Deepak Chahar also got injured and chances are high for him to get ruled out of Ipl 2024.

Chennai Super Kings are currently at No 3 position with 6 wins in 11 games and 12 points below KKR.

CSK won the last match by 28 runs after they posted a average target of 167 runs and restricted Punjab Kings to just 139 runs.

Simarjeet Singh and Mitchell Santner were included in the playing 11. Simarjeet Singh bagged 2 wickets in the first game for CSK in IPL 2024. Singh conceded 16 runs in 3 overs while Mitchel Santner also bowled an economical spell of just 10 runs in 3 overs with 1 wickets in his name

Ravindra Jadeja wins the Player of the Match and surpassed MS Dhoni’s record to win the Highest Player of the Match awards 16 for CSK.

Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round performance of 43 runs from the bat and 3/20 in 4 over assisted CSK to get their sixth win of the season.


Matheesha Pathirana fastest ball

  • Matheesha Pathirana bowled a wide deivery to Yashasvi Jaiswal in a game against India at the speed of 175 KPH which is the fastest ever ball recorded in te history.

Matheesha Pathirana Bowling speed

  • Pathirana is known for consistently bowling with the speed of an average 140 Kph yorkers in the death overs.

What is Matheesha Pathirana fastest ball in IPL?

  • Matheesha Pathirans clicked the speed of 150.9 kph in IPL 2024 for CSK while he bowls around 140 consistently.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Salary

  • He was signed by Chennai Super Kings in the base price of INR 20 Lakhs in 2022.

Matheesha Pathirana age

Pathirana is currently 21 years old and was born on December 18, 2002,at Kandy Sri Lanka;

What’s your opinion on Pathirana for World Cup 2024? Can he make an impact for Sri Lanka with the ball in the death over ? comments your views.

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