LPL to feature Gayle, Afridi, Russell & du Plessis
2020-10-20 at 06:30
The Lanka Premier League is set to feature some of the biggest stars in world cricket.
The player draft of the LPL was conducted online yesterday. Colombo Kings led by Angelo Mathews, Dambulla Hawks led by Dasun Shanaka, Galle Gladiators led by Lasith Malinga, Jaffna Stallions led by Thisara Perera and Kandy Tuskers led by Kusal Janith Perera will feature in the tournament.
The 23-match league will be worked-off between the 21st of November and the 13th of December at the Sooriyaweva Stadium in Hambantota and Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
During yesterday’s player draft, Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Faf du Plessis, Andre Russell, David Miller, Mohamed Amir and Carlos Brathwaite were picked up by the five franchises.
Each team had two foreign marquee picks while one local icon player was also available to each team. Several Sri Lankan stars including Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka and Suranga Lakmal were also picked up by the teams.
According, to Sri Lanka Cricket Dav Whatmore, Jon Lewis, Moin Khan and Hashan Tilakaratne have been assigned as coaches.