Sri Lankan Players in IPL: List of SL Players in IPL 2023

Updated on: Mar 20, 2023 7:07 pm IST

Sri Lankan Players in IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season is just around the corner, and Sri Lanka’s cricket fans are eagerly anticipating the performance of their country’s players in the tournament.

Sri Lankan Players in IPL

This year, Sri Lanka will be represented by several talented players, including Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana, who will be playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who will represent the Punjab Kings, and Wanindu Hasaranga, who will be playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Let’s look at each Sri Lankan Players in IPL.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for INR 10.5 crores during the IPL 2022 auction. Hasaranga is a leg-spinner, and a valuable batsman in the lower order. He missed the purple cap by just one wicket in IPL 2022 and would like to go one further this time.

Matheesha Pathirana

Matheesha Pathirana is a fast bowler known for his exceptional raw pace and his ability to consistently deliver yorkers, while Maheesh Theekshana is a young spinner who has gained notoriety for his unorthodox bowling action, including a ‘carrom ball’ that he flicks with his middle finger. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a left-handed batsman known for his aggressive batting style, and Wanindu Hasaranga is an all-rounder with a diverse skill set, including leg-spin bowling, batting, and fielding. Fans will be closely watching these players to see how they perform in the highly prestigious IPL tournament.

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Maheesh Theekshana

Maheesh Theekshana was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at a base price of INR 20 lakhs during the IPL 2021 auction. Known for his unorthodox bowling action, he is often compared to India’s Ravichandran Ashwin. Theekshana with his guile to deceive batsmen with his variations makes him a difficult bowler to face.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa was purchased by Punjab Kings at a base price of INR 50 lakhs during the IPL 2022 auction. Rajapaksa is known to score quickly during the middle overs and did reasonalbly well in 2022 season.

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