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Lanka Premier League Teams and Squads

Cricket fans must mark their calendars as the 2021 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) is set to kick-start on December 5 (Saturday). This will be the second edition of the Sri Lanka-based T20 competition and fans can expect some exciting battle over the 22 yards. Meanwhile, the opening clash of the competition will see Galle Gladiators battling it out with Jaffna Kings at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

It must be noted that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had to tackle several hurdles while organizing LPL 2021. While the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the tournament multiple times, controversies within franchises were also a reason for the delay. Nevertheless, LPL 2021 is finally set to get underway and players of all sides would be raring to make a mark.

As many five sides – namely Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings, Kandy Warriors, Colombo Stars, and Dambulla Giants – will battle it out across 20 league-stage games. As the tournament is being played in the double round-robin format, each side will meet each other twice in the group stage. The top four teams will then advance to the qualifying round.

Speaking of the qualifying stage, the first and second-placed teams will meet in the Qualifier with a place in the summit encounter at stake. At the same time, the third and fourth-placed sides will lock horns in the Eliminator. Qualifier 2 will see the winner of Eliminator meeting the loser of Qualifier 1 to determine the other finalist.

Notably, this tournament is pretty significant from Sri Lankan Cricket’s viewpoint. As the national team hasn’t been performing up to the mark lately, the board will want LPL 2021 to produce young talents. Not to forget, the Lankan rookies will get to share rooms with some of the big names in world cricket. Hence, it would be interesting to see how this tournament pans out.

1. Colombo Stars

Angelo Mathews (c)
Chris Gayle
Dushmantha Chameera
Ahmed Shehzad
Dilshan Munaweera
Mohammad Irfan
Al-Amin Hossain
Taskin Ahmed
Pathum Nissanka
Lakshan Sandakan
Seekkuge Prasanna
Manpreet Singh
Tillakaratne Sampath
Nuwanidu Fernando
Jehan Daniel
Malindu Maduranga
Nalin Priyadarshana
Hashan Dumindu
Kanagarathinam Kabilraj

2. Galle Gladiators 

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Captain)
Kusal Mendis
Angelo Jayasinghe
Mohammad Hafeez
Danushka Gunathilaka
Samit Patel
Dhananjaya Lakshan
Lahiru Madushanka
Mohammed Shamaaz
Suminda Lakshan
Isuru Udana
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tabraiz Shamsi
Mohammad Amir
Anwar Ali
Pulina Tharanga
Nuwan Thushara
Dilshan Madushanka
Ashian Daniel
Kevin Koththigoda

3. Dambulla Giants

Dasun Shanaka (c)
Imran Tahir
Rilee Rossouw
Chamika Karunaratne
Niroshan Dickwella
Ramesh Mendis
Sohaib Maqsood
Odean Smith
Josh Little
Nuwan Pradeep
Najibullah Zadran
Tharindu Ratnayake
Lahiru Udara
Sacha De Alwis
Muditha Lakshan
Kalana Perera
Sachitha Jayathilake
Madushan Ravichandrakumar
Janith Liyanage
Chamikara Edirisinghe

4. Kandy Warriors

Rovman Powell
Charith Asalanka
Cameron Delport
Lahiru Kumara
Mohammad Mithun
Nazmul Islam
Mehedi Hasan Rana
Angelo Perera
Asela Gunaratne
Milinda Siriwardana
Amjad Khan
Ishan Jayaratne
Binura Fernando
Kamindu Mendis
Kamil Mishara
Ayana Siriwardhana
Nimesh Vimukthi
Udara Jayasundera
Shashika Dulshan
Kalhara Senarathne

5. Jaffna Kings

Thisara Perera
Faf du Plessis
Wahab Riaz
Wanindu Hasaranga
Shoaib Malik
Usman Shinwari
Avishka Fernando
Maheesh Theekshana
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Upul Tharanga
Chaturanga de Silva
Jayden Seales
Suranga Lakmal
Ashen Bandara
Chamika Gunasekara
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Theivendiram Dinoshan
Ashan Randika
Rathnaraja Thanuradan
Krishan Arachchige
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