Matheesha Pathirana: Matheesa Pathirana has played only three matches in IPL-2023 so far but has impressed a lot with his bowling, due to which he seems to be winning the trust of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings is appearing in its old color in IPL-2023. The team captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reached number one in the points table at this time. Chennai has won five out of seven matches while it has lost in two. But in this great game of Chennai, its 30.5 crore players have failed and only 20 lakh players have shone.
Chennai paid Rs 14 crore for their star player Deepak Chahar but he got injured in the middle of the season and is now sitting on the bench. At the same time, Chennai spent Rs 16.25 crore for Ben Stokes. Stokes is also injured and is currently out.
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20 lakh player got his colors
Had Deepak been there, the bowling of the team would have been strong but he is not. Stokes would also strengthen the team. But both of them are not playing. At the same time, 20-year-old Mathisa Pathirana is adding color to these two. This young bowler has done amazing bowling for Chennai and has won them matches.
He bowled the last over at a crucial time against Royal Challengers Bangalore and gave Chennai the win. In the last over, Bangalore needed 19 runs to win. Dhoni gave the over to Pathirana and he lived up to the trust of the captain. He made the team win. In this match, he took two wickets for 42 runs in four overs.
In the air & taken! 💪🏻
Matheesha Pathirana puts an end to Andre Russell’s innings ☝️#KKR need 72 off 18
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2023
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makes it difficult to score runs
Pathirana’s action is similar to the great Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga and hence playing him is troublesome for the batsmen. Pathirana also knows how to stop runs with his balls. This season Pathirana played his second match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In this match, he took one wicket for 22 in four overs.
He also bowled brilliantly against Kolkata Knight Riders and gave less runs. He took one wicket for 27 runs in four overs. So far Pathirana has played a total of three matches this season and has been successful in taking four wickets. During this, his economy has been 7.58. With his bowling, he has won Dhoni’s trust.
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