Colombo Stars sign Kareem Janath for the rest of Lanka Premier League campaign

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According to recent reports, Colombo Stars have secured the services of the Afghanistan star Kareem Janath for the rest of the season. The player is all set to replace the Namibia- South Africa star all-rounder David Wiese. On the other hand, Dambulla Giants also have roped in a local player, Lahiru Samarakoon to bolster the squad. The Lankan player is serving the quarantine at the moment and will resume training from Saturday. 

The league is in full swing at the moment with some late action left. Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators have qualified for the next round. Dambulla Giants also have one foot in the semifinals and are waiting for the game between Colombo Stars and Kandy Warriors to conclude. When the article was being written, Kandy Warriors were chasing the mammoth target of 183 set by Colombo Stars. 

The Afghanistan all-rounder, Kareem Janath is a like-to-like replacement for the 36-year-old David Wiese. In 32 T20 games, Kareem Janath has picked 30 wickets with the best bowling figure of five wickets for 11 runs. The player is also a lanky lower middle-order batsman with some serious hitting abilities. In 31 innings, the player has amassed 327 runs with the highest being 52 runs. 

Dambulla Giants also have roped in a player who fits their bill and fulfills their quota. Lahiru Samarakoon has played across the first-class cricket and is waiting in the offing for an international call-up. In the franchise T20 games, the player has scored 460 runs in 25 games with the highest being 99. Also, he has 22 wickets to his name with an economy of 8.11 in the 25 T20 games. 

Colombo Stars Squad: 

Angelo Mathews ©, Tom Banton, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Dhananjaya, Jehan Daniel, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thikshila de Silva, Ravindu Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Naveen-ul-Haq, Pathum Nissanka, Keemo Paul, Kusal Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Himesh Ramanayake, Ravi Rampaul, Sherfane Rutherford, Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kareem Janath

 

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