Galaxy of global stars to descend in Sri Lanka for LPL

Posted On 21 Oct 2020
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  • Gayle, Afridi, Liam, Faf, Miller, Brathwaite, Malik are few foreign signing
  • Mathews, Malinga, Thisara Perera, Kusal Janith are key locals
  • Whatmore, Moin Khan and Hashan Tillakaratne in coaching staff
  • Manpreet Gony & Manvinder Bisla Indian representative in LPL

 

Colombo: World T20 cricket’s biggest star by far, West Indies legend Chris Gayle is all set and ready to roar in the Lankan Premier League 2020 after he was picked as one of foreign icons by Kandy Tuskers in the Players Draft today.

 

The draft, held online, also saw Colombo Kings picking up former Sri Lanka captain in all formats Angelo Mathews, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis and Jamaican all-rounder with more than 300 T20 matches under his belt, Andre Russel among others. Mathews is the Local Icon in the team while Faf and Russel are the two overseas icons. The Kings also picked Sri Lanka-born former Australian player and coach, the man who took Sri Lanka to the top of the world in limited overs cricket when the Island Nation won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1996, Dav Whatmore, as part of the coaching set-up.

 

Apart from Gayle, the Tuskers also picked up Kusal Janith as the Local Icon while Liam Plunkett is the second foreign icon in the team. The Tuskers also have former Sri Lankan captain Hashan Tillakaratne in its coaching staff. Galle Gladiators have Lasith Malinga as the Local Icon while Shahid Afridi and Colin Ingram are the two overseas signing and the team will be coached by former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan. Dasun Shanaka is the Local Icon for Dambulla Hawks while David Miller and Carlos Brathwaite are the overseas signing. The Hawks team will be coached by former English cricketer Jon Lewis. Jaffna Stallions have Thisara Perera as the Local Icon and Dawid Malan as the overseas signing.

 

In attendance during the draft were SLC VP and LPL Tournament Director Mr Ravin Wickramaratne, SLC CEO Mr Ashley de Silva, franchisee owners and head coaches of each teams. Renowned International Cricket Commentators Mr. Charu Sharma and Mr. Roshan Abeysinghe were the co-hosts of the LPL draft. The Lanka Premier League is scheduled to be played from November 21 to December 13, 2020 at two venues—Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. Teams will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day period for the title.

 

LANKA PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS DRAFT

Sr. No.

Colombo Kings

Dambulla Hawks

Galle Gladiators

Jaffna Stallions

Kandy Tuskers

Coaches

Dav Whatmore

 Jon Lewis

 Moin Khan

 Hashan Tillakaratne

1

Angelo Mathews

Dasun Shanaka

Lasith Malinga

Thisara Perera

Kusal Perera

2

Andre Russel

David Miller

Shahid Afridi

Dawid Malan

Chris Gayle

3

Faf Du Plessis

Carlos Brathwaite

Colin Ingram

Wanindu Hasaranga

Liam Plunkett

4

Manpreet Singh Gony

Samit Patel

Hazratullah Zazai

Shoaib Malik

Wahab Riaz

5

Manvinder Bisla

Niroshan Dickwella

Mohammad Amir

Usman Shinwari

Kusal Mendis

6

Isuru Udana

Lahiru Kumara

Danushka Gunathilaka

Avishka Fernando

Nuwan Pradeep

7

Dinesh Chandemal

Oshada Fernando

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Dhananjaya de Silva

Seekkuge Prasanna

8

Amila Aponso

Kasun Rajitha

Akila Dananjaya

Suranga Lakmal

Asela Gunaratne

9

Ashan Priyanjana

Paul Stirling

Milinda Siriwardana

Binura Fernando

Naveen-ul-Haq

10

Ravinderpal Singh

Lahiru Madushanka

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Asif Ali

Kamindu Mendis

11

Dushmantha Chameera

Upul Tharanga

Azam Khan

Minod Bhanuka

Dilruwan Perera

12

Jeffrey Vandersay

Angelo Perera

Lakshan Sandakan

Chathuranga de Silva

Priyamal Perera

13

Thikshila De Silva

Ramesh Mendis

Shehan Jayasuriya

Mahesh Theekshana

Kavishka Anjula

14

Pht Kaushal

Pulina Tharanga

Asitha Fernando

Charith Asalanka

Lasith Embuldeniya

15

Lahiru Udara

Ashen Bandara

Nuwan Thushara

Nuvindu Fernando

Lahiru Samarkoon

16

Himesh Ramanayka

Dilshan Madushanka

Mohomed Shiraz

Kanagaratnam Kapilraj

Nishan Madushka Fernando

17

Kalana Perera

Kavindu Nadeeshan

Dhananjaya Lakshan

Theivendiram Dinoshan

Chamika Edirisinghe

18

Tharindu Rathnayaka

 Sachindu Colombage

Chanaka Ruwansiri

 Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth

Ishan Jayaraine

19

Navod Paranavithana

Sahan Arachchi

20

 

 

Duvindu Tillakaratne

 

 

 

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