Chamari Athapaththu named as substitute for Lauren Bell

Chamari Athapaththu (picture: SLC)

UP Warriorz has named Sri Lankan all-rounder Chamari Athapaththu as a substitute for Lauren Bell for the upcoming WPL 2024 season.

Chamari Athapaththu named as substitute for Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell who was purchased by UP Warriorz within the inaugural WPL public sale of her base value of INR 30 Lakhs has withdrawn from the upcoming version of WPL 2024.

UP Warriorz has responded by naming Chamari Athapaththu because the substitute for the upcoming league subsequent month.

Athapaththu is likely one of the most expert batters within the sport and has performed in 120 T20Is. Recognized for his aggressive batting, the 33-year-old participant is the one Sri Lankan lady to attain a century in T20Is.

Throughout the inaugural season, the batter scored 470 runs with a strike charge of 130.91. Throughout the Huge Bash League 2023, she accomplished the event because the second-highest run-scorer with 552 runs in 14 innings.

“I sit up for giving my finest to the staff and dealing intently with head coach Jon Lewis and skipper Alyssa Healy and assist my staff raise the coveted title,” Athapaththu stated. “The WPL is a really dynamic event, and the UP Warriorz is a robust squad.”

UP Warriorz Kshemal Waigankar stated, “It’s unlucky that Lauren will not be part of our squad this season however we want her the very best for the summer time.”

“That stated, We’re very excited to carry Chamari Athapaththu on board with the UP Warriorz. She has been a stalwart of T20I cricket for over a decade and we sit up for bringing her on board with us.”

“She has been a fantastic ambassador for ladies’s cricket all around the world, and we’re delighted to have her expertise and know-how amongst our ranks this season.”

Alyssa Healy-led Up Warriorz might be enjoying their first WPL 2024 match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bengaluru on February 24 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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