Lanka Premier League 2020: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
SLC is all set to host its own T20 franchise tournament, with Lanka Premier League scheduled to go on November 26 to December 16.
Some big names like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Faf du Plessis and Carlos Brathwaite will be the part of the league to be played in Sri Lanka, despite a strict 14-day quarantine, in which arrivals are not allowed to leave their rooms.
The five teams in the competition are Colombo Kings, Kandy Tuskers, Jaffna Stallions, Galle Gladiators and Dambulla Hawks.
Wasim Akram will be the mentor of Galle Gladiators. Former Sri Lanka international Hashan Tillakaratne will coach Kandy Tuskers, Thilina Kandamby will coach Jaffna Stallions, and English coach John Lewis will ply his trade with Dambulla Hawks. Former Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore has got a gig at Colombo Kings franchise.
Each team has two foreign marquee players, with all teams having between 16 to 20 players. All the matches of the LPL will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
The event begins with the clash between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers in Hambantota.
Let's have a look at the squads of all teams:
Jaffna Stallions - Thisara Perera, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Asif Ali, Minod Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuvinidu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth
Dambulla Hawks - Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Sachindu Colombage
Kandy Tuskers - Chris Gayle, Kusal Perera, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kavishka Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Fernando, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne
Colombo Kings - Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Angelo Mathews, Manpreet Singh Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ravinderpal Singh, Ashan Priyanjan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana
Galle Gladiators - Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Amir, Hazratullah Zazai, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardana, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohomed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Sahan Arachchi
Here's the full schedule and timings (local) of Lanka Premier League 2020:
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