Wednesday, April 17, 2024

UP Warriorz identify Chamari Athapaththu as Lauren Bell’s alternative for WPL 2024


UP Warriorz have introduced in Sri Lanka allrounder Chamari Athapaththu as a alternative for England fast Lauren Bell, who has withdrawn from the upcoming version of the Girls’s Premier league (WPL).

Athapaththu, the Sri Lanka captain, was surprisingly unsold in the course of the WPL 2024 public sale contemplating the sort of yr she had within the 20-over format in 2023. She scored 470 runs in 16 T20Is final yr at 31.33 at a strike fee of practically 131 and picked eight wickets at 26.62. Athapaththu additionally led Sri Lanka to a historic 2-1 collection win over England for the primary time, ending the collection because the main scorer and the joint-leading wicket-taker.

The 33-year-old had a sensational time of it in home T20s as properly. Drafted in as an abroad alternative after initially being missed within the abroad draft, Athapaththu tore up the WBBL. Turning out for Sydney Thunder, she completed the competitors because the second-highest run-scorer with 552 runs, simply 5 runs behind prime scorer Beth Mooney, in 14 innings at 42.46 which included 5 half-centuries. She additionally picked 9 wickets with an financial system fee of 6.83.

Athapaththu is at the moment plying her commerce within the Girls’s Tremendous Smash in New Zealand turning out for Northern Districts.

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