| On May 15, 2022 5:50 PM IST

Who is Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2022? Quick Facts & Stats about Chennai Super Kings Cricketer


Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2022: In what was a major development, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have roped in Matheesha Pathirana as a replacement for Adam Milne for the rest of the tournament for INR 20 lakhs. The New Zealand pacer, who played just one game this season, was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. Talking about Pathirana, he has been a part of Sri Lanka’s U-19 team in World Cup 2020 and 2022. Apart from this he also was part of CSK last season as a reserve.

Who is Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2022? Quick Facts & Stats about Chennai Super Kings Cricketer

Known for his action like Lasith Malinga, Matheesha Pathirana was born on 18th December 2002 in Sri Lanka. After representing Island nation twice in the U-19 World Cup, the 19-year-old right-arm pacer made his T20 debut for SLC Greys’ in the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League.

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Talking about his stats, Matheesha Pathirana has played only a few games. In the only List A-game, the right-arm pacer was wicketless at an economy of 8.20. Whereas in two T20 games he has two wickets to his name. Having an economy rate of 8.25 and Strike rake of 12.0, his best bowling figures so far have been 2/28.

Format Mat Inns Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR
List A 1 1 0 8.20
T20 2 2 2 2/28 2/28 16.50 8.25 12.0

Coming to his U-19 stats, he has played 36 matches and has taken 37 wickets at a staggering Economy rate of 4.28 and Strike Rate of 34.51.

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Matches Wickets Economy Strike Rate Average
36 37 4.28 34.51 24.59
Age 19 Years
Wife name Single
IPL Team Chennai Super Kings
Height Not known

Matheesha Pathirana bowling speed

The young right-arm pacer from Sri Lanka shell shocked the entire cricketing world when in 2020 he clocked 175 kmp/h. However, it was learned that it was a technical error by the speedometer. He normally bowls at a speed around 135-145 kph. His slinging actions make him unique.

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Matheesha Pathirana was roped in by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as a replacement for Adam Milne for INR 20 lakhs.

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