Pakistan cricket team captain, Babar Azam, will make his debut in the fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he joins the Colombo Strikers. The highly anticipated tournament will see five teams competing for the championship title from July 31 to August 22. Babar Azam’s direct signing before the auction highlights the significance of his participation in the LPL.
The Colombo Strikers have signed Babar Azam, the renowned batsman, for the upcoming fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League. Known for his elegant style and consistent performances, Babar Azam’s inclusion adds value to the tournament.
Joining other prominent players such as David Miller, Matthew Wade, Shakib Al Hasan, and Tabraiz Shamsi, Babar Azam’s direct contract signing emphasizes the competitiveness of the LPL, with top talents from around the world competing against each other.
The LPL’s fourth edition will take place across three venues: Hambantota, Colombo, and Kandy. These diverse locations will provide an exciting backdrop for the matches and enhance the overall experience for fans and players.
Defending champions, Jaffna Kings, face tough competition from the participating teams aiming to claim the coveted championship title.
Furthermore, Babar Azam has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, to be held in India. The Pakistan Cricket Board’s management committee has shown confidence in Babar’s leadership abilities, emphasizing the weight his opinions carry in the team selection process.