Colombo Kings squad finalised | Daily News

Colombo Kings squad finalised

Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews and his charges representing Colombo Kings (CK) are fully geared up and became the first team to finalise their Lanka Premier League (LPL) squad. They travelled to Hambanthota for their curtain-raiser fixture against the Kandy Tuskers (KT) on November 26 at the MRI Cricket Stadium, scheduled to commence at 7.30 pm.

The team arrived in Hambanthota last evening. They were of the view of that the LPL will bring great value to Sri Lanka Cricket. All team members, coaches, and support staff started arriving in Sri Lanka since last Wednesday, and the final batch checked in at Shangrila Resort in Hambantota last Thursday.

Angelo is scheduled to join the team straight after the National team’s practices on November 22. He said, “I am very excited about LPL. We CK have got a highly skilled team backed by an excellent coaching staff. This tournament will bring great value to Sri Lankan cricket and we appreciate the hard work and support of the Sri Lankan Government, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, health authorities, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), and all other stakeholders involved in making this a reality. I am sure this will bring a lot of joy and happiness to our fellow Sri Lankan and cricket-loving public in the country.”

Colombo Kings CEO K. Ganapathy said, “I am glad to have such an amazing and dedicated team, which lights up my spirit. I am quite confident that they will leave no stone unturned and perform to the best of their ability and win the trophy for us.”

The LPL is scheduled to kick-off from November 26 to December 16 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (MRIC) in Hambanthota. Five franchisee teams, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna, will compete in 23 matches over 15 days for the title. Colombo will take on Kandy in the opening match and the final will be played on December 16. A galaxy of global stars, which includes Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Pathan, and many more, will be taking part in the 15-day extravaganza.

The Squad - Angelo Mathews (capt.), Andre Russell, Manpreet Singh Gony, Laurie Evans, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjan, Ravinderpal Singh, Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Karim Khan Sadiq, Dhammika Prasad, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Ratnayake, and Navod Paranavithana.

Coach - Herschelle Gibbs, Assistant Coach - Rangana Herath, Director - Shadab Jakati.