Surrey batsman Laurie Evans and his Colombo Kings side are looking strong in this year’s inaugural Lanka Premier League.
Since a stellar Vitality Blast campaign for Surrey earlier this year, Evans has spent a period in quarantine in Sri Lanka in order to prepare for the Sri Lankan T20 competition that began last week.
Having batted in all three games for Colombo Kings, Evans is currently leading the batting averages for his side going at 51 per dismissal.
The Kings’ campaign began with a mammoth chase of 219 from their 20 overs against Kandy Tuskers, with our man scoring 22 from 14 balls at the top of the order to get his side quick off the mark.
Laurie then acted as support in a five-over smash as West Indies legend Andre Russell hammered 65 from 19 balls. He himself made 21 from 10 deliveries.
He was very much centre stage in the third fixture however, hitting 59 runs from 33 balls in a chase of 175. Unfortunately for the Kings, Evans saw fellow internationals Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews and Russell depart who were eventually all out for 147.
The Lanka Premier League is a short, intense competition and the Kings are back in action on Friday before playing Saturday, Monday, Thursday and the following Friday.
Semi-finals will be played on the 13th and the final on 16th December. Fans in the UK can watch the LPL on Sky Sports.
Academy graduate Evans returned to The Kia Oval in 2020 after time at Sussex & Warwickshire and scored 363 runs in 11 T20 appearances as Surrey made it all the way to the Vitality Blast final at Edgbaston.