Murali Kartik has praised the Sri Lankan fast bowler for doing well with the ball. Pathirana is a fast bowler who took Malinga as an inspiration to become a fast bowler. His actions are also similar to Malinga’s action. Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the table under the leadership of the captain MS Dhoni. They have five wins in seven games in the tournament so far. Their hitting ability in the middle overs and the spinners while bowling has done a great job.
Murali Kartik on Pathirana
“Mitchell Santner could replace Theekshana if he does at all. Pathirana is a seam bowler, he bowls really well in death overs. He’s emerging really well under MS Dhoni. Dhoni uses him like a remote control, and Pathirana does what Dhoni wants. So, I won’t replace Pathirana,”
Murali Kartik further added that
“Seam bowling is a weak link for CSK. Akash Singh has done well, he bowled four back-to-back overs in the previous game. From the first day, I’ve been saying that Mitchell Santner bowls good against any batter in any situation. There’s no better batter among bowlers than Santner. And he’s a gun fielder, his arm movement is brilliant. So, for me, there’s a case for his inclusion. But then, MS looks at the game differently,”
Murali Kartik stated that the four-time champions have only one weak link in the squad. The weak link is their inexperienced fast bowling department. They leak a lot of runs and they have been sloppy in the field.