Credit: Twitter

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The Colombo Strikers have roped in opening batter Imam-ul-Haq for the upcoming season of the Lanka Premier League. The Pakistan cricketer has replaced Ireland's wicketkeeper-batter Lorcan Tucker in the Colombo Strikers team.

Imam-ul-Haq has scored 2143 runs in 78 matches in his T20 career so far. The top-order batter has notched 20 half-centuries in T20s. Speaking about joining the Colombo Strikers, Imam-ul-Haq said, "The Colombo Strikers have a fantastic team and I am thrilled to join the side. I am really looking forward to have a great experience to play with many many talented players."

Colombo Strikers' Icon Player Babar Azam also welcomed Imam-ul-Haq to the squad, "Imam is a very skillful cricketer. His addition to our side is a huge boost for us. The youngsters in our team will also have a chance to learn from him."

Meanwhile, team owner Sagar Khanna said, "Imam is a very experienced cricketer and we are delighted to have him on our side. He can anchor the innings for us and add stability to the side. I hope that he has a fantastic time with Colombo Strikers."

The Colombo Strikers will take on Jaffna Kings in their first match of the LPL on 30 July 2023 in Colombo.

(Inputs taken from Press Release)