DC vs CSK IPL 2023: Why is Matheesha Pathirana Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing XI

Updated on: May 20, 2023 3:30 pm IST

Why is Matheesha Pathirana not playing CSK vs DC IPL 2023 match?

Chennai Super Kings are being hosted by Delhi Capitals in match no 67 of Tata IPL 2023. CSK won the toss and have elected to bat first. MS Dhoni revealed at the toss that they would be batting first, which means Matheesha Pathirana is nowhere to be seen in the playing 11.

DC vs CSK Match: Why is Matheesha Pathirana Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat first in CSK vs DC match no 67 of Tata IPL 2023. Once again, MS Dhoni revealed at the toss that they are unchanged for this game, but still Matheesha Pathirana was no among the announced player. The reason behind is the fact that CSK is batting first and Pathirana is a substitute in this match. Once CSK will be bowling in the second innings, Pathirana is most likely to make it to the eleven. Check what MS Dhoni said at the toss,

“We will bat. We’ve been trying to win games right from the first game. We’re playing the same XI, it’s a balanced eleven and we don’t need to make many changes. Day game, the pitch will also slow down as the match progesses, that’s the reason we wanted to bat first. In a tournament like this, we’ll have good and bad games, need to take the learnings from every game and that’s wnat I want the youngsters in the team to learn.”

CSK Playing 11

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Shivam Dube
5. Ambati Rayudu
6. Moeen Ali
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. KMS Dhoni (C)
9. Deepak Chahar

10. Tushar Deshpande
11. Maheesh Theekshana

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Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2023 Price

Chennai Super Kings decided to retain the promising young fast bowler from Sri Lanka, Matheesha Pathirana, for the IPL 2023 season. The franchise showed their faith in his abilities by securing his services at his base price of INR 20 Lakh. Despite having limited opportunities in the previous IPL season, with only a couple of appearances, Pathirana made a notable impression by claiming two crucial wickets, highlighting his potential and contribution to the team.

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