In an exciting development for the upcoming season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2023, the Colombo Strikers have successfully secured the services of Pakistani opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq. This significant acquisition sees Imam-ul-Haq replacing Ireland’s wicketkeeper-batsman Lorcan Tucker in the Colombo Strikers team.
Imam-ul-Haq brings a wealth of experience to the Colombo Strikers, with an impressive T20 career that has yielded 2143 runs in 78 matches. Known for his proficiency at the top of the order, the talented batsman has registered an impressive tally of 20 half-centuries in T20 cricket. Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the Colombo Strikers, Imam-ul-Haq conveyed his excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to be a part of the Colombo Strikers, a team that boasts exceptional talent. I am eagerly looking forward to a wonderful experience playing alongside such skilled players.”
LPL 2023: Strikers Captain Azam welcomed Imam-Ul-Haq open-heartedly
The Colombo Strikers’ Icon Player, Babar Azam, warmly welcomed Imam-ul-Haq to the squad, recognizing his abilities as a highly-skilled cricketer. Azam emphasized the significance of Imam-ul-Haq’s addition to the team, highlighting that his presence would greatly benefit the side. The inclusion of Imam-ul-Haq not only strengthens the batting line-up but also provides a valuable learning opportunity for the team’s young talents.
Speaking about the acquisition, team owner Sagar Khanna expressed his delight, acknowledging Imam-ul-Haq’s wealth of experience and the stability he brings to the team. Khanna expressed optimism for Imam-ul-Haq’s successful stint with the Colombo Strikers, recognizing his ability to anchor the innings and bolster the side’s performance.
The Colombo Strikers will commence their LPL campaign on July 30, 2023, with an exciting encounter against the Jaffna Kings at their home ground in Colombo. As the season unfolds, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing Imam-ul-Haq’s contribution to the team’s success and the thrilling performances that lie ahead.