CS vs KF LPL 2022: The second match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 will have Colombo Stars take on Kandy Falcons on Tuesday at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
Colombo Stars finished in the third spot last season, winning 4 out of 8 group-stage encounters. Ahead of a new season, they would look to dish out an improved performance.
The Stars will be led by Angelo Mathews and are one of the dark horses in the competition.
They have great experience in the batting department, boasting the likes of Mathews, Chandimal and Dickwella. Charith Asalanka will provide the firepower in the middle order, while the presence of Ravi Bopara and Benny Howell will give the much-needed depth in the batting unit.
The presence of Mathews, Bopara and Howell also provides a variety in the bowling department, which will be led by Kasun Rajitha. The latter will share the fast-bowling duties alongside Naveen Ul-Haq.
Jeffrey Vandersay will be their biggest bet in the spin department.
Facing them are Kandy Falcons, who didn’t have a great season last year. They languished at the bottom, managing only 2 wins in 8 matches. The falcons would be keen to put in an improved show this time around.
Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the team and is also the leader of the spin department in the team. Besides him, they also have another great spinner in Maheesh Theekshana. The duo has the ability to run through the batting line-ups and it will be interesting to see how they fare in the upcoming edition.
Isuru Udana will lead the pace department and apart from him, they will also bank on the services of Brathwaite and Priyanjan to take the bulk of the wickets.
In addition to that, they have great firepower in the batting department. The presence of Pathum Nissanka, Najibullah Zadran and Andre Fletcher should give the confidence of posting big totals on the scoreboard.
CS vs KF Playing 11:
Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Ravi Bopara, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Benny Howell, Karim Janat, Jeffrey Vandersay, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kasun Rajitha
Minod Bhanuka, Andre Fletcher, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Najibullah Zadran, Kamindu Mendis, Fabian Allen, Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Carlos Braithwaite, Matheesha Pathirana