On Tuesday, December 6, the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022’s Match 2 will take place at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota between the Colombo Stars and the Kandy Falcons. One of the tournament’s underdogs is the Stars, led by Angelo Mathews. Although they lack the big names, they have the firepower to defeat the best teams.
The previous time they went to the Eliminator, they lost to Dambulla Giants. For the Stars, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, and Charith Asalanka must fire. Ravi Bopara and Benny Howell are two of the world’s best all-rounders. Kasun Rajitha and Naveen-ul-Haq combine to form a potent bowling attack.
Wanindu Hasaranga, who left the Jaffna franchise after the first two seasons to lead the Falcons, is in charge. If the Falcons want to stay in the tournament, Hasaranga is expected to play a significant role with both the bat and the ball. Andre Fletcher and Najibullah Zadran both have the ability to hit the ball far.
Carlos Braithwaite and Fabian Allen are more than capable all-rounders. Matheesha Pathirana, a fast bowler, has also established himself in recent months. The speedster has advanced through the ranks after playing for Chennai Super Kings and Sri Lanka U19.
The contribution of Colombo is supposed to be a magnificent one for batting. Since Dew is likely to be involved, batting second should be the next step. Bowlers may have trouble gripping the ball. Since neither team has the best bowling lineup, the chasing team will probably have a big advantage. The team that bats second ought to be able to win.
The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium’s Hambantota track has been excellent for batsmanship. The average first-innings score in the Lanka Premier League at the venue is 175, which has resulted in significant scores. In 2021, it was 186.