Defending LPL champs Jaffna retain old guard | Sunday Observer

Defending LPL champs Jaffna retain old guard

28 November, 2021

Jaffna Kings (earlier Jaffna Stallions) have retained the services of former Indian batsman Hemang Badani and ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder Muthumudalige Pushpakumara as Consultant and spin bowling coach respectively for the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Badani earlier worked with the Chennai Super Kings at the IPL and has played in 40 ODIs and over 100 First Class matches.

He has also worked as a professional personal coach former a number of Indian players on their batting and at the Leicester Cricket academy in the UK as a result of his successful coaching career.

The Jaffna Stallions (now Jaffna Kings) won the inaugural LPL last year with former Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera as captain.

Some of the other players in the squad are Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Suranga Lakmal and Avishka Fernando while the overseas players are Faf du Plessis, Wahab Riaz, Shohib Malik and Usman Shinwari.

They are coached by former Sri Lanka batsman Thilina Kandambi.