After months of uncertainty, top-quality cricket action returns to Sri Lanka with the inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League all set to get underway in Hambantota from November 26. 5 teams will take part in the tournament and the final will be played on December 16.
The matches will be played at a single venue – the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. While big names, including Andre Russell, Dale Steyn, Shahid Afridi and Irfan Pathan, have signed up to play the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League, it will be a big opportunity for youngsters from Sri Lanka to showcase their talent.
The matches will be played in front of empty stands at Hambantota and the teams have been in bio-secure bubbles in the lead up to the tournament. Strict safety protocols are in place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
LPL 2020 – Teams and complete squads
The inaugural edition of LPL will see five city-based teams — Colombo Kings, Galle Gladiators, Kandy Tuskers, Dambulla Viiking, Jaffna Stallions.
Angelo Mathews (captain), Andre Russell, Karim Khan Sadeq, Dammika Prasad, Manpreet Gony, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjaya, Ravinderpal Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Theekshila de Silva, PHT Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayka, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana, Qais Ahmad, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Laurie Evans
Kusal Perera (captain), Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Kevin Kottigoda, Vishwa Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Guneratne, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Kavisha Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne, Irfan Pathan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Tanveer, Munaf Patel, Dale Steyn, Brendan Taylor
Thisara Perera (captain), Prabhath Jayasuriya, Wanidu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya De Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Chathuranga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuwandinu Fernando, Kanakaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Vijayakanth, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Tom Moores, Johnson Charles, Duanne Oliver, Sebastianpillai Vijeyaraj.
Shahid Afridi (captain), Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammed Amir, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardane, Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohammed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Sahan Arachchi, Duvindu Tillakaratne, Chadwick Walton, Ashan Ali, Abdul Nasir, Waqas Maqsood
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Samit Patel, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Dilshan Madushanka, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Shajindu Colombage, Lendl Simmons, Sudeep Tyagi, Samiullah Shenwari, Anwar Ali, Malinda Pushpakumara, Aftab Alam.
How to watch Lanka Premier League 2020 in India?
Sony Ten Network will telecast LPL 2020 matches in India from November 26. The live streaming of LPL 2020 matches will be available on Sony Liv.
LPL 2020: Full schedule and fixtures
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
November 26: Colombo Kings v Kandy Tuskers, 7:30 PM IST
November 27: Jaffna Stallions v Galle Gladiators, 7:30 PM IST
November 28: Kandy Tuskers v Dambulla Viiking, 3:30 PM IST
November 28: Galle Gladiators v Colombo Kings, 7:30 PM IST
November 30: Dambulla Viiking v Jaffna Stallions, 3:30 PM IST
November 30: Kandy Tuskers v Galle Gladiators, 7:30 PM IST
December 1: Colombo Kings v Dambulla Viiking, 3:30 PM IST
December 1: Jaffna Stallions v Kandy Tuskers, 7:30 PM IST
December 3: Galle Gladiators v Jaffna Stallions, 3:30 PM IST
December 3: Dambulla Viiking v Kandy Tuskers, 7:30 PM IST
December 4: Colombo Kings v Jaffna Stallions, 7:30 PM IST
December 5: Dambulla Viiking v Galle Gladiators, 3:30 PM IST
December 5: Kandy Tuskers v Colombo Kings, 7:30 PM IST
December 7: Colombo Kings v Galle Gladiators, 3:30 PM IST
December 7: Jaffna Stallions v Dambulla Viiking, 7:30 PM IST
December 9: Kandy Tuskers v Jaffna Stallions, 3:30 PM IST
December 9: Galle Gladiators v Dambulla Viiking, 7:30 PM IST
December 10: Jaffna Stallions v Colombo Kings, 3:30 PM IST
December 10: Galle Gladiators v Kandy Tuskers, 7:30 PM IST
December 11: Dambulla Viiking v Colombo Kings, 7:30 PM IST
December 13: Semifinal 1, 7:30 PM IST
December 14: Semifinal 2, 7:30 PM IST
December 16: LPL 2020 Final, 7:30 PM IST