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Who is Maheesh Theekshana IPL 2022? Quick Facts & Stats about Chennai Super Kings Debutant

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Maheesh Theekshana IPL 2022: In a massive opportunity, Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana is all set to make his Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 debut for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in this crucial match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. After delivering some impactful performances for Sri Lanka in his short limited-overs career, Theekshana will now be playing in the IPL alongside some legendary players like MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo and skipper Ravindra Jadeja in the Chennai Super Kings side.

Who is Maheesh Theekshana IPL 2022? Quick Facts & Stats about Chennai Super Kings Debutant

During the Indian Premier League 2022 auction, Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana was bought by the Chennai Super Kings at a price worth INR 70 Lakh. Theekshana made his T20I debut for Sri Lanka in September 2021 against South Africa and also bowled impressively well during the last edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. He is just 21 years old and has already played 19 international matches for the Lanka team.

While talking about his overall T20 career so far, Maheesh Theekshana has managed to pick up a total of 51 wickets from 48 games at a brilliant economy of less than 7. He has also taken 14 T20I wickets at an economy of just 6.41.

Maheesh Theekshana Stats

Format Matches Wickets Economy Average BBM
ODI 4 6 3.77 22.67 4/37
T20I 15 14 6.41 25.64 3/17
FC 3 8 3.39 29.25 5/76
List A 15 24 3.65 18.66 4/37
T20 48 51 6.04 20.60 4/25

 

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Age

              21

Height

        5 Feet 8 inches

IPL Team

  Chennai Super Kings

Wife

              Not Known

 

CSK vs SRH, IPL 2022

The Chennai Super Kings have made just a single change in their playing XI from the previous game against Punjab Kings. Maheesh Theekshana has been included in the side for Dwaine Pretorius for this important match against Sunrisers Hyderabad who have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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CSK Playing 11 (Confirmed)
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Robin Uthappa
3. Moeen Ali

4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ravindra Jadeja (C)
6. Shivam Dube
7. MS Dhoni (wk)
8. Dwayne Bravo

9. Maheesh Theekshana 
10. Chris Jordan
11. Mukesh Choudhary

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CSK 2022 squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Verma, Mukesh Choudhary, Simranjeet Singh.

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