Colombo Stars are representing the capital city of Sri Lanka in the Lanka Premier League. Colombo Stars is a franchise that Angelo Matthews leads. Colombo Stars have qualified for the knockout stage in both the previous editions of LPL. However, they still need to get the job done when LPL 2022 starts.
Colombo Stars Squad 2022
The squad of Colombo Stars consists of a good mix of young and experienced guns. The team has plenty of T20 Specialists as well. In addition to their local talent, they also picked some T20 specialists from West Indies, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Africa to create a formidable lineup.
Colombo Stars Captain in LPL 2022
Former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Matthews will lead Colombo Stars in LPL 2022. He captained the side in the inaugural edition of LPL but was replaced in 2021. However, he is back, leading the side.
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Colombo Stars Batsmen LPL 2022
The batting lineup of the Colombo Stars is quite star-studded. They have veteran pros like Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella in their lineup. Both are quite experienced campaigners, while Dickwella is one of the most explosive batters in the world. Charith Asalanka is another phenomenal batting talent in this lineup.
Pakistani star batsman Asif Ali is another explosive batsman who will represent Colombo Stars in LPL 2022. Navod Paranavithana and Muditha Lakshan are two emerging and talented batsmen in the Colombo Stars batting line. They both have played a fair amount of T20 Cricket, and both can score runs at a good rate.
Colombo Batters List in LPL 2022
Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Asif Ali, Navod Paranavithana and Muditha Lakshan.
Colombo Stars All-Rounders LPL 2022
Angelo Mathews, Dominic Drakes and Dwaine Pretorious are the renowned all-rounders on this side. All three of them are specialists in T20 cricket. Pretorius remains an asset with the ball, while Drakes’ hard-hitting lower down the order can be the difference in winning and losing. Mathews can also perform both roles brilliantly, as he has shown.
Chathuranga Kumara is also an immensely talented all-rounder alongside the big names. Kumara has a bat strike rate of over 120. He has also picked 27 wickets with the ball in T20s. 24-Year old Kevin Koththigoda is also a handy all-rounder with his leg spin and impressive batting stats in first-class cricket.
Colombo All-Rounders List
Angelo Mathews, Dominic Drakes, Dwaine Pretorious, Chathuranga Kumara and Kevin Koththigoda.
Colombo Stars Pace Bowlers LPL 2022
Colombo Stars mainly rely on a trio of fast bowlers from Afghanistan in the form of Karim Jannat, Fazl-al-Haq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq. Naveen and Fazl have been doing great lately, while Karim Jannat is also a good enough pacer in this lineup.
Apart from this Afghan trio, Chamod Battage is also a pace bowler with 9 wickets in 6 games, and he could be a player to watch out for in the event. Dhananjaya Lakshan is another interesting choice of the Colombo team in LPL 2022, as he has 35 wickets in 50 T20 games.
Moreover, Lakshan is also handy with the bat. Based on his stats, Ishan Jayaratne is the best local pacer in this lineup. He has 77 wickets in 65 T20s keeping his economy rate as low as 7.21.
Colombo Fast Bowlers in LPL 2022
Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazlalhaq Farooqi, Chamod Battage, Karim Jannat, Dhananjaya Lakshan and Ishan Jayaratne.
Colombo Stars Spinners LPL 2022
Seekkuge Prasanna, Jeffrey Vandersay and Lakshita Manasinghe are the three specialist spinners in this squad. Prasanna and Vandersay are both experienced leg spinners, while Lakshita Manasinghe will provide variety with his off-break bowling. All 3 are impressive with their bowling, but due to the experience of Prasanna and Vandersay, they might be the first-choice spinners of Colombo franchise.
Colombo Spin Bowlers List in LPL 2022
Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshita Manasinghe and Seekkuge Prasanna.
Colombo Stars Coach List
Colombo Head Coach in LPL 2022
Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Ruwan Kalpage is the coach of the Colombo franchise in the Lanka Premier League 2022 edition.
Assistant Coach of Colombo in LPL 2022
Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Trevin Mathew is the assistant coach of Colombo. He only had 1one first-class match experience under his belt.