Chennai Super Kings pacer Adam Milne who featured in one match in IPL 2022 series has been ruled out of the tournament owing to a hamstring injury.
Adam Milne Ruled out of IPL 2022
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have decided to replenish their dwindling fast bowling resources and have included Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana as a replacement for Adam Milne for the remainder of the IPL 2022.
“Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have signed Matheesha Pathirana as a replacement for New Zealand pacer Adam Milne for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Milne suffered a hamstring injury in CSK’s first match against Kolkata Knight Riders and has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament,” the IPL said in an official release.
Touted to be Next Malinga – Matheesha Pathirana who took 6 wickets for 7 runs on his debut game for Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) April 21, 2022
Matheesha Pathirana was part of Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and is known for having a slingy bowling action that is reminiscent of bowling legend Lasith Malinga. He was also named in the Sri Lanka squad for the U19 World Cup in West Indies in 2022.
He will join CSK at the price of INR 20 Lakh. He was also part of the CSK squad as a reserve player for the IPL 2021 tournament as well.
The Chennai Super Kings have struggled to get going in the IPL 2022 and have won only two games so far in seven matches played. The franchise had already made a huge change ahead of the season as Ravindra Jadeja replaced MS Dhoni as the captain of the CSK team. Even before that CSK had lost the services of their lead pacer Deepak Chahar.
Chahar had suffered a quad tear during the West Indies T20I series at home and had been in NCA recovering that injury. However, during his rehab, Chahar injured his back and has been advised to rest for up to six weeks, before he can begin rehabbing for that injury, putting him out of action for more than three months.