Matheesha Pathirana in LPL Auction
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LPL Auction 2024: CSK Star Bowler Matheesha Pathirana Becomes Most Expensive Player In Lanka Premier League. CSK star bowler Matheesha Pathirana, from Sri Lanka, made history in the Lanka Premier League (LPL). He became the most expensive player ever bought at the tournament’s auction. The Colombo Strikers and Galle Gladiators wanted him on their team. In the end, the Strikers won the bidding war by paying a whopping $120,000.

This expensive buy proves that Pathirana is very talented in T20 cricket. Even though he’s young, he’s already proven to be quick and skilled at getting wickets. The Strikers wanted him, so they made sure to match Galle’s final offer to secure him for their team.

Pathirana did well in local tournaments before, and his fast bowling, often reaching speeds over 140 Kmph, caught everyone’s eye. The Strikers want him to do just as well in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) and be an important part of their bowling team.

This important deal is a big move for Pathirana and the LPL. It demonstrates the high interest in the tournament and the talent Sri Lanka possesses. Now, Pathirana will be closely watched to see if he can live up to the expectations set by his expensive price.

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Matheesha Pathirana’s Performance In The IPL

Sri Lankan fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana has become a rising star in the IPL. He joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2022 and was quickly impressed with his skill at getting wickets, especially towards the end of matches. In the 2023 season, he proved himself even more by taking 34 wickets in 20 matches, with a great economy rate of 7.88. Guided by the legendary captain MS Dhoni, Pathirana’s talent and ability to handle pressure make him a valuable player for CSK and someone to watch out for in the future of the IPL.

The Colombo Strikers team has some good players from Sri Lanka like Binura Fernando, Garuka Sanketh, Shevon Daniel, Angelo Perera, Dunith Wellalage, and Chamika Gunasekara. They also added Taskin Ahmed, a fast bowler from Bangladesh, to their team. This makes the Colombo Strikers a strong team for the next LPL season because they have both young and experienced players.