Moeen to return, Will Pathirana make debut?


CSK Playing XI vs SRH: IPL 2022 Live Updates – With MS Dhoni back as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, things are going to change at CSK and for good. The first aim is to stop the slide and return to winning ways. But with pace attack coming short, will Dhoni hand new Lasith Malinga – Matheesha Pathirana his CSK debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad? Follow SRH vs CSK and IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

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The Under-19 player has an X-factor about him due to his canny resemblance with the legendary pace bowler Lasith Malinga. It remains to be seen if CSK takes the punt and include him in the Playing XI against SRH.

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Moeen Ali to return, will MS Dhoni hand New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Why MS Dhoni should include Pathirana in the Playing XI?

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Will New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

  • Pathirana has a raw pace and he has the ability to consistently ball around 145-150kmph
  • There is some mystery element about him as not a lot of batters have seen him the ball during the Under-19 World
  • CSK pace bowlers Mukesh Choudhary, Dwayne Bravo, and Pretorious have blown hot and cold this season.
  • In the last match against PBKS, the trio cut a sorry figure as they collectively gave 128 runs in 12 overs picking just two wickets combined
  • Pathirana’s inclusion will give a much-needed pace boost for CSK as they look to bounce back after the loss against PBKS

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Moeen Ali to return, will MS Dhoni hand New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

CSK Playing vs SRH: Will star all-rounder Moeen Ali play?

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Moeen Ali to return, will MS Dhoni hand New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

CSK will also have star all-rounder Moeen Ali available for selection against SRH. The southpaw has begun training after an ankle injury. It remains to be seen if Jadeja includes him in place of Mitchell Santner

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Moeen Ali to return, will MS Dhoni hand New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

CSK desperate in need of a win to stay in contention for playoffs – CSK needs to win and do it in a big fashion against SRH if they want to stay in contention for playoffs. They have won just two games in the eight matches played so far. Worst, their net run rate is also negative, and they will require to win by a big margin against a determined SRH.

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Probable Playing XI

1. Robin Uthappa
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Moeen Ali
4. Shivam Dube
5. Ambati Rayudu
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. MS Dhoni (C & WK)
8. Dwaine Pretorious/Matheesha Pathirana
9. Dwayne Bravo
10. Mukesh Choudhary
11. Maheesh Theekshana

CSK Playing XI vs SRH: Moeen Ali to return, will MS Dhoni hand New Lasith Malinga Matheesha Pathirana make his CSK debut? Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

CSK Full Squad: Retained: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Auction Picks: Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar (Ruled out), KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne (Ruled out), Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma, Matheesha Pathirana

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