LPL 2022: Kandy Falcons rope in Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka. (Photograph by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP through Getty Photographs)

Kandy Falcons have added one other star Sri Lankan cricketer to their ranks, roping in opening batter Pathum Nissanka for the upcoming Lanka Premier League season, commencing on thirty first July. The suitable-handed batter will group up with compatriots Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne within the Falcons squad.

The highest-order batter is ranked eighth in ICC’s Males’s T20I batting rankings, highest amongst all Sri Lankan batters at the moment. One of many many gifted Sri Lankan gamers, Nissanka is an thrilling prospect who impressed every body with a wonderful match-winning maiden century within the not too long ago concluded ODI collection in opposition to Australia.

The 24-year-old joins the franchise forward of the third version of the LPL and can be sharing the highlight with a number of different children like Kamindhu Mendis, Dewald Brewis, and Matheesha Pathirana. The squad has received an ideal amalgamation of youth and expertise with the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga and Carlos Brathwaite on the helm. Kandy Falcons’ proprietor welcomed the opener to the group and said that he can be an asset within the upcoming event.

“Pathum’s inclusion is not going to solely strengthen our batting however his latest expertise enjoying within the Sri Lanka T20 group can be an enormous asset to the group. I’m positive the followers can be completely happy to see him in motion for Kandy Falcons within the LPL,” Kandy franchisee proprietor Parvez Khan stated to Newswire.

Pathum Nissanka has examined constructive for Covid-19

In the meantime, Nissanka has been dominated out of the continuing second Take a look at in opposition to Australia after he examined constructive for Covid-19. Oshada Fernando has been introduced on because the Covid substitute, who had additionally changed Angelo Mathews in related circumstances within the first Take a look at in opposition to the guests.

The Sri Lankan camp has been hit with a Covid outbreak because the quartet of Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asitha Fernando, and Jeffrey Vandersay had been additionally dominated out for the second Take a look at after testing constructive for Covid 19, submit the primary Take a look at. In the meantime, Mathews recovered simply in time for the second Take a look at and registered a vital fifty for the facet within the first innings.