IPL 2024: Pathirana and Deekshana have joined CSK in Dharamshala

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) received a significant morale boost ahead of their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) clash with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) as Sri Lankan bowlers Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana rejoined the team’s camp in Dharamshala. The duo’s temporary absence due to visa processing for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the USA had raised concerns for CSK, particularly amidst existing injury worries.

Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana had flown back to Sri Lanka earlier to complete their visa formalities, as mandated by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for all Sri Lankan IPL participants. This unexpected hiatus left CSK with a gap in their bowling lineup, with Pathirana especially being a vital component of the team’s strategy.

However, the anxiety surrounding their absence was short-lived as both players completed their visa interviews on Thursday and promptly confirmed their return to India via Instagram on Saturday. The news of their imminent arrival in Dharamshala has come as a major relief for the CSK management and fans alike.

Pathirana’s prowess with the ball has been instrumental in CSK’s campaign, and his return adds depth and stability to the bowling unit. With the team gearing up for a crucial encounter against PBKS, the timely comeback of Pathirana and Theekshana provides CSK with much-needed reinforcement as they aim to secure a vital victory in their IPL campaign.

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