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Pathirana most expensive player in Lanka Premier League

Matheesha Pathirana (Photo: Getty Images)

By: ' Sri Lanka Weekly'

Young Sri Lankan fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana became the most expensive player ever in a Lanka Premier League (LPL) auction on Tuesday (21) when he was grabbed by Colombo Strikers for a record $120,000.
The 21-year-old — who has an unorthodox slinging delivery style — broke the $92,000 mark set by Dilshan Madushanka in last year’s edition of the T20 tournament.
Second most expensive on Tuesday was all-rounder Isuru Udana who was taken for $100,000 by Galle Marvels, with Dasun Shanaka, another all-rounder, in third at $85,000.
The most expensive foreign player was Afghanistan’s right-arm medium pacer Karim Janat, with Dambulla Thunders paying $80,000 for his services and another $50,000 for his compatriot Hazratullah Zazai, a left-hand batsman.
South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw, another left-hand batsman, went to Jaffna Kings at $60,000.
The five-team tournament will start on July 1 with the final on July 21. (AFP)

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