In the IPL 2023 Final, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will square off. Throughout the competition, both teams have played remarkably well, and both teams are comprised of Star players. As Matheesha Pathirana, who has garnered attention for his great achievements during the season, is a member of CSK’s bowling lineup. MS Dhoni and company are now anticipating him to emulate what Lasith Malinga accomplished for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019 Final match against CSK.
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The similrities between Pathirana and Lasith Malinga are the reason for the expectations. Pathirana’s bowling motion is remarkably similar to Malinga’s, and both players are from Sri Lankan. Though, Malinga in the IPL 2019 Final played very well for his team Mumbai Indians and helped his team win the match and the tournament in the final over that he bowled. In the IPL 2019 championship game, MI defeated CSK by just 1 run. Pathirana is anticipated to perform the same way for his side as Malinga did in past.
Pathirana has featured in 11 games so far this season and has claimed 17 wickets. His bowling is said to be his major strength since it is an uncommon kind of bowling with good line and length. He has also played a significant part in certain matches.