Sydney Thunder have reportedly agreed to sign Sri Lankan women’s captain Chamari Athapaththu ahead of the WBBL 2023-24 season. Notably, Chamari Athapaththu was omitted from the tournament’s overseas draft.
The 33-year-old has experience when it comes to competing in the WBBL. The Sri Lankan captain competed for the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades. And they chose Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur as retentions.
Athapaththu will be a part of an experienced line-up as the Thunder form. North Sydney will open its campaign against the Sydney Sixers at the Oval on October 22.
Chamari Athapaththu: Appreciate everyone’s support.
After the announcement of her signature Chamari Athapaththu took the stage and spoke. How he performed in Australia in the last few years. Highlighted his record in the country and thanked fans for their support.
Australia is where I scored most of my international T20 runs away from home. I appreciate the support so far and look forward to getting in front of the fans.
Athapaththu has been in great form for Sri Lanka in 2023. Being their best batsman, the captain will look to continue his form in the upcoming season of the WBBL. His inclusion in the Thunder’s lineup provides flexibility to the team.