LPL 2021: Key players to feature in the competition as teams announce squad

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Nov 29, 1:04 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

The Lankan Premier League is set to begin on December 5, 2021 with Galle Gladiators taking on Jaffna Kings in Colombo in the opening encounter. 

There would be five teams, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings, Dambulla Giants, Kandy Warriors and Colombo Stars who would battle it out against each other during the competition. 

The sides play each other twice during the tournament while the top four will qualify for the playoffs. 

The top two teams will lock horns in the Qualifier 1 and the winner of this clash will directly make a place in the final. The third and fourth placed teams will play the Eliminator match and the winner of this game will take on the losing side of Qualifier 1 in the second Qualifier. The winner of the second Qualifier will be the second finalist. 

But before that, here we take a look at the squads of the side. 

Galle Gladiators

Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Angelo Jayasinghe, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anwar Ali, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ashan Daniel, Mohommed Shamaaz, Nuwan Thushara, Samit Patel, Suminda Lakshan, Pulina Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Kevin Koththigoda, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mohammad Hafeez, Angelo Jayasinghe, Sarfaraz Ahmed/Ben Dunk

Jaffna Kings

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

Kandy Warriors

Ayana Siriwardena, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Nimesh Vimukthi, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Perera, Cameron Delport, Ishan Jayaratne, Binura Fernando, Asela Gunaratne, Udara Jayasundara, Kamindu Mendis, Shashika Dulshan, Kalhara Senaratne, Rovman Powell, Milinda Siriwardena, Ahmed Shehzad, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Irfan, Al Amin Hossain, Ahmed Shehzad

Colombo Stars

Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Jehan Daniel, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwanidu Fernando, Ravi Rampaul, Ashan Priyanjan, Himesh Ratnayke, Thikshila de Silva, Shiran Fernando, Tom Banton, Angelo Mathews, Sherfane Rutherford, Kusal Perera, Naveen ul Haq, Haris Sohail, Dinesh Chandilmal

Dambulla Giants

Chamika Edirisinghe, Janith Liyanage, Josh Little, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilshan Munaweera, Kalana Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Odean Smith, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Madushan Ravichandrakumar, Niroshan Dickwella, Sachitha Jayathilake, Tharindu Ratnayake, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Sacha de Alwis, Muditha Lakshan, Imran Tahir, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran.

 

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