Lanka Premier League 2021 to be played from December 3 to 23
All the matches in the tournament will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
Updated - Aug 11, 2021 11:51 am
With the advent of the T20 format of the game, several T20 leagues have sprung up in different parts of the world. Several countries have started hosting their own T20 leagues, and this has resulted in the spotting of newer talents.
Now, news has come in that the 2021 edition of the Lanka Premier League is set to commence on 3rd December 2021. The tournament will be played for three weeks, with the final slated to be played on 23rd December this year.
Also, all the matches in the tournament will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
“The Second Edition of Lanka Premier League is Scheduled to Kick – Off from December 3 to 23 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambanthota,” tweeted Danushka Aravinda.
You can see the tweet below
The Second Edition of Lanka Premier League is Scheduled to Kick – Off from December 3 to 23 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambanthota. #LPL2021 #srilankacricket 🏏🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/3SDmegCDvS
— DANUSHKA ARAVINDA (@DanuskaAravinda) August 11, 2021
2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League was won by Jaffna Stallions
The 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League was won by the Jaffna Stallions side. They beat the Galle Gladiators in the summit clash of the tournament and won the match by 53 runs. After posting a competitive total of 188/6 on the board, the Jaffna Stallions restricted their opposition to a total of just 135/9.
Pakistan batting great Shoaib Malik won the Player of the Match award in the summit clash for an excellent all-round performance. While he scored 46 off 35 deliveries with the bat, he also scalped 2 wickets with the ball as well, giving away just 13 runs in the 3 overs that he bowled for the Jaffna Stallions.
Danushka Gunathilaka was the highest run-scorer in the previous season of the Lanka Premier League. Gunathilaka featured in 10 innings last year and plundered 476 runs at an average of close to 60 and a strike rate of 144.68.
Wanindu Hasaranga emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the 2020 edition of the tournament. The spinner produced an excellent performance with the ball in hand and scalped 17 wickets in 10 matches at an average of just 11.29. He also won the Player of the Tournament award for his stupendous performance throughout the tournament.