(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Jaffna Stallions becomes the first franchise cricket team in the 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL) to hold a full-blown training session. With the impeccable guidance and leadership of Thilina Kandamby, the Head Coach, and Thisara Perera, the Captain, the team takes part in a three-day residential cricket camp from 13th to 15th November 2020 in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
All the Sri Lankan players will take part in the training camp. Following is a breakdown of the squad: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando,Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuvinidu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, and Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth. Adding a new 9are to the game, the team introduces three talented young cricketers, namely, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan and Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, to the 2020 LPL.
The Coaching sta consists of Thilina Kandamby- Head Coach, Hemang Badani – Consultant, Mario Villavarayan – Trainer Cum Fast Bowling Coach, Sachith Pathirana – Spin Bowling Coach, and Vimukthi Deshapriya- Fielding & Throw Downs Coach.
The team has a total of 20 cricketers with 14 Sri Lankan and six internationalplayers. Jana Stallions is one of the most balanced teams in the tournamentbecause of the strength of its all-rounders who happen to be experienced local and international players.
Thilina Kandamby , the Head Coach of the Jana Stallions, commented that he is happy to start training well-ahead of the LPL tournament as it allows the team members to get to know each other’s strengths. “It is always important to train together so we can draw up a sound plan for LPL. These sessions are important to physically and mentally prepare ourselves for the tournament,” said Kandamby with condence.
Thisara Perera, the Captain of Jana Stallions, also agreed that early training will give them a competitive edge over other teams of the LPL. “It is very important that we start our training early. This will help us to uplift team spirit andface the erce competition of the LPL. I’m also happy to see three young and talented Jana based cricketers joining the training session. All the senior players are keen to assist them,” added Perera. Upon completing the training, the team will set out to Hambantota to gear up for the upcoming LPL tournament. The most striking feature of the training session is that the entire coaching and support sta participates in the training. The session will, therefore, allow the team to test their potentialto the maximum level. The2020 LPLis all set to kick o on the 26th November and will continue until 17th December. This will be the inaugural edition of LPLTwenty20franchisecrickettournament inSri Lanka and therefore, a milestone event in Sri Lankan cricket.Five teams, stringing together talentedplayers from all around the world, will play a total of 23 matches in a bid to win the coveted Inaugural Lanka Premier League championship.
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