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Northern Brave signs Chamari Athapaththu for Women’s Super Smash 2023-24


In a significant move that is set to electrify the New Zealand’s Women’s Super Smash 2023-24 season, Sri Lanka’s cricketing sensation, Chamari Athapaththu, has been signed by Northern Brave. The announcement comes amid her stellar performance with the Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2023, where Athapaththu has been making waves with her remarkable form.

Chamari Athapaththu’s remarkable performance in WBBL 2023

Currently the second-highest run-scorer in the WBBL 2023, Athapaththu has amassed an impressive 451 runs from 12 innings at an average of 45.10, coupled with a striking strike rate of 134.62. Her incredible consistency and match-winning performances have caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

Athapaththu’s heroic leadership in the Sri Lanka-New Zealand ODI Series

The decision to sign Athapaththu comes on the heels of her recent leadership feat, where she guided the Sri Lankan women’s team to a historic ODI series victory over New Zealand. Her breathtaking innings of 108 not out and 140 not out in Galle earlier this year showcased her prowess as a true cricketing stalwart. Athapaththu boasts an impressive ODI record, amassing 3255 runs at an average of 34.26, featuring eight centuries.

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Athapaththu’s staggering records T20I format

Delving into her T20I statistics, Athapaththu stands as the ninth-highest run-getter among women cricketers in the shortest format, accumulating 2651 runs from 120 innings. Notably, she has also contributed with the ball, claiming 68 international wickets across formats.
Athapaththu’s Excitement on Joining Northern Brave

In response to her signing, Athapaththu expressed her elation in a statement released by Northern Districts. She said that she is super excited to have this opportunity with Northern Brave.

Ian Sandbrook praises Athapaththu’s destructive x-factor

Northern Districts’ General Manager of Performance and Talent, Ian Sandbrook, also shared his enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “We cannot wait to have a world-class player in Chamari join the Northern Brave for this season’s Super Smash competition. Her exciting skill set and destructive x-factor will not only be a massive addition to our team but will also elevate the competition as a whole.”

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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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