After a cherishable maiden season, Lanka Premier League is back with its second edition. The first season witnessed Jaffna Stallions emerging as the winners, who will it be this time?
Five teams will be participating namely Jaffna Kings, Colombo Stars, Dambulla Giants, Kandy Warriors, and Galle Gladiators.
The tournament is scheduled to be played from December 5 to December 23 at the R. Premadasa Stadium that is in Colombo and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Angelo Jayasinghe, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anwar Ali, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ashan Daniel, Mohommed Shamaaz, Nuwan Thushara, Samit Patel, Suminda Lakshan, Pulina Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Kevin Koththigoda, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mohammad Hafeez, Angelo Jayasinghe, Sarfaraz Ahmed/Ben Dunk.
Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Jehan Daniel, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwanidu Fernando, Ravi Rampaul, Ashan Priyanjan, Himesh Ratnayake, Thikshila de Silva, Shiran Fernando, Tom Banton, Angelo Mathews, Sherfane Rutherford, Kusal Perera, Naveen ul Haq, Haris Sohail, Dinesh Chandilmal
Chamika Edirisinghe, Janith Liyanage, Josh Little, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilshan Munaweera, Kalana Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Odean Smith, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Madushan Ravichandrakumar, Niroshan Dickwella, Sachitha Jayathilake, Tharindu Ratnayake, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Sacha de Alwis, Muditha Lakshan, Imran Tahir, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran.
Ayana Siriwardena, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Nimesh Vimukthi, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Perera, Cameron Delport, Ishan Jayaratne, Binura Fernando, Asela Gunaratne, Udara Jayasundara, Kamindu Mendis, Shashika Dulshan, Kalhara Senaratne, Rovman Powell, Milinda Siriwardena, Ahmed Shehzad, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Irfan, Al Amin Hossain, Ahmed Shehzad.
Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Krishan Sanjula, Suranga Lakmal, Jayden Seales, Ashen Bandara, Upul Tharanga, Wahab Riaz, Chanika Gunasekara, Chaturanga de Silva, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Maheesh Theekshana, Theivendram Dinoshan, Ashan Randika, Krishan Sanjula, Avishka Fernando, Faf du Plessis
A total of 20 games will be played first and then the top four will make it to the playoffs.
Players to watch out for
Faf du Plessis, the Proteas missed out in the last season and will be back this season to make the most of the missed chance. It will be intriguing to see Faf du Plessis play and how he approaches bowling here.
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss will also be playing this season. Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Mohammad Amir, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, David Wiese, and Shoaib Malik are the other players to look forward to in this tournament.
With the magic of last year still fresh in our minds, the excitement of LPL 2021 is now in crescendo!@KingsJaffna @PereraThisara#LPL2021#එක්වජයගමු #ஒன்றாகவென்றிடுவோம் #EkwaJayagamu #Cricket #WinTogether #SriLanka #Season2 #T20cricket #LankaPremierLeague #TheFutureisHere pic.twitter.com/AuO42VnMLi— LPL - Lanka Premier League (@LPLT20) December 4, 2021
LPL 2020 recap
Winners: Jaffna Stallions (Kings)
Highest Run scorer: Danushka Gunathilaka (476) (Galle Gladiators)
Most Wickets: Wanindu Hasaranga (17) (Jaffna Stallions).
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