Sri Lankan Premiere League draft was held yesterday and we have seen some of the biggest stars of T20 cricket are coming to play in island’s own cricket league. LPL 2020 will feature six teams which include Colombo Kings, Galle Gladiators, Dambulla Hawks, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers. On eof the biggest stars of T20 cricket the universe boss, Chris Gayle is also all set to play LPL 2020. He will be part of Kandy Tuskers. Apart from Gayle, Kandy Tuskers have also picked English All-rounder, Liam Plunkett. Galle Gladiators a team owned by a Pakistani Nadeem Omar who also owns Quetta Gladiators have picked Shahid Afridi, Muhmmad Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Colin Ingram. Colombo Kings has picked South African captain Faf du Plessis and the hottest star of T20 cricket i.e. Andre Russell. They have also picked former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews.
Here are the full teams participating in LPL 2020
Coach: Moin Khan
Players: 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
Coach: Dav Whatmore
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
Coach: Hashan Tillakaratne
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
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
Coach: Jon Lewis
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
Lanka Premiere League will be held in next month from 21st November to 13th December 2020. All the matches will be played at two venues which are Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.