Is Matheesha Pathirana Going to Get Ruled Out Of The Rest of IPL 2024 Due To Injury?

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Matheesha Pathirana

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have suffered a significant blow with their death-bowling specialist, Matheesha Pathirana, returning to Sri Lanka to recover from a hamstring injury. The rising Sri Lankan speedster missed Chennai’s ongoing IPL 2024 clash against Punjab Kings and is doubtful for the remainder of the season.

Pathirana played only six games for CSK in IPL 2024, taking an impressive 13 wickets with an economy rate of 7.68. His absence further depletes CSK, who were already without Deepak Chahar, their powerplay specialist. Chahar is also nursing an injury and is awaiting scan reports in Chennai.

The CSK management will be closely monitoring Pathirana’s recovery, hoping to have him back in action soon. Meanwhile, fans and cricket enthusiasts will be eagerly awaiting his return to the playing XI as CSK continues its campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.

Matheesha Pathirana’s Journey

In 2021, Matheesha Pathirana was still busy playing school tournaments and a few league matches in Bangladesh. He had previously represented Sri Lanka in the 2020 U19 World Cup, but with limited success. However, destiny had grander plans for this talented fast bowler.

Fast forward to the present, and Matheesha finds himself as the designated death bowler for one of the most successful franchises in the world’s best T20 league – the Indian Premier League (IPL). His journey has been nothing short of remarkable, and here’s how it unfolded:

Early Days and U19 World Cup

Matheesha’s journey began in the school cricket circuit, where he honed his skills and caught the attention of selectors. Representing Sri Lanka in the U19 World Cup was a significant milestone, even though the team didn’t achieve the desired results. But it was a stepping stone for Matheesha, who continued to work hard on his craft.

The Chennai Super Kings Connection

In the IPL, Matheesha found his home with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Under the mentorship of the legendary MS Dhoni, he blossomed into a potent force with the ball. Dhoni, often referred to as the “Captain Cool,” played a fatherly role for Matheesha on the field. His guidance and belief in the young talent helped Matheesha thrive in high-pressure situations.

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