Injured Pathirana returns to Sri Lanka, likely to miss rest of CSK matches

Chennai, May 5 (UNI) Five-time winners and reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a blow when pacer Matheesha Pathirana returned to Sri Lanka following a hamstring injury.

The sling bowler, who is the vital cog in the CSK bowling attack picking wickets at crucial junctures, is likely to miss the rest of the matches.

A CSK statement here on Sunday said he is nursing a hamstring injury and will be returning to Sri Lanka for further recovery.

The right-arm pacer played six matches in IPL 2024 picking up 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.68.

Chennai Super Kings wishes Pathirana a quick recovery, it said.

The CSK bowling attack is hit with Deepak Chahar limping out of the last home game and offie Theekshana too is suffering from slight niggle.

Their main spearhead Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh has returned home to attend to his National duty leaving Tushar Desphande to shoulder the burden of the attack.

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