The Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 will feature five teams and the best T20 players from around the world. Out of the five participating teams, four are going to the playoffs, which consists of two semis and finals. The Lanka Premier League 2020 runs from November 26, 2020, to December 16, 2020.
|Date||Time||Home Team||Away Team|
|21-Dec-2021||14:00||Dambulla Giants||Jaffna Kings|
|23-Dec-2021||14:00||Galle Gladiators||Jaffna Kings|
|06-Dec-2022||9:30||Jaffna Kings||Galle Gladiators|
|06-Dec-2022||14:00||Colombo Stars||Kandy Warriors|
|07-Dec-2022||9:30||Dambulla Giants||Jaffna Kings|
|07-Dec-2022||14:00||Galle Gladiators||Kandy Falcons|
|08-Dec-2022||9:30||Dambulla Giants||Colombo Stars|
|10-Dec-2022||14:00||Kandy Falcons||Jaffna Kings|
|11-Dec-2022||9:30||Colombo Stars||Galle Gladiators|
|11-Dec-2022||14:00||Jaffna Kings||Dambulla Aura|
|12-Dec-2022||9:30||Kandy Falcons||Galle Gladiators|
|12-Dec-2022||14:00||Colombo Stars||Jaffna Kings|
|13-Dec-2022||9:30||Dambulla Aura||Kandy Falcons|
|13-Dec-2022||14:00||Galle Gladiators||Colombo Stars|
|14-Dec-2022||9:30||Jaffna Kings||Kandy Falcons|
|14-Dec-2022||14:00||Colombo Stars||Dambulla Aura|
|17-Dec-2022||9:30||Dambulla Aura||Galle Gladiators|
|17-Dec-2022||14:00||Kandy Falcons||Colombo Stars|
|18-Dec-2022||9:30||Galle Gladiators||Jaffna Kings|
|18-Dec-2022||14:00||Kandy Falcons||Dambulla Aura|
|19-Dec-2022||9:30||Jaffna Kings||Colombo Stars|
|19-Dec-2022||14:00||Galle Gladiators||Dambulla Aura|
|21-Dec-2022||9:30||Kandy Falcons||Jaffna Kings|
|21-Dec-2022||14:00||Colombo Stars||Galle Gladiators|
|22-Dec-2022||14:00||Kandy Falcons||Colombo Stars|
|23-Dec-2022||14:00||Jaffna Kings||Colombo Stars|
|30-Jul-2023||14:00||Jaffna Kings||Colombo Stars|
|31-Jul-2023||9:30||Galle Gladiators||Dambulla Aura|
|31-Jul-2023||14:00||Kandy Falcons||Colombo Strikers|
|01-Aug-2023||9:30||Dambulla Aura||Jaffna Kings|
|01-Aug-2023||14:00||Galle Titans||Kandy Falcons|
|01-Aug-2023||14:00||Galle Gladiators||Kandy Falcons|
|04-Aug-2023||9:30||Colombo Strikers||Galle Gladiators|
|04-Aug-2023||9:30||Colombo Strikers||Galle Titans|
|04-Aug-2023||14:00||Dambulla Aura||Jaffna Kings|
|04-Aug-2023||14:00||Galle Titans||Jaffna Kings|
|05-Aug-2023||9:30||Galle Titans||Kandy Falcons|
|05-Aug-2023||9:30||Colombo Strikers||Dambulla Aura|
|05-Aug-2023||14:00||Jaffna Kings||Colombo Strikers|
|07-Aug-2023||9:30||Colombo Strikers||Galle Titans|
|07-Aug-2023||14:00||Dambulla Aura||Jaffna Kings|
|08-Aug-2023||14:00||Jaffna Kings||Colombo Strikers|
|08-Aug-2023||14:00||Colombo Strikers||Jaffna Kings|
|11-Aug-2023||14:00||Dambulla Aura||Galle Titans|
|12-Aug-2023||14:00||Dambulla Aura||Colombo Strikers|
|13-Aug-2023||9:30||Jaffna Kings||Galle Titans|
|15-Aug-2023||14:00||Colombo Strikers||Galle Titans|
|17-Aug-2023||9:30||Dambulla Aura||Galle Titans|
Of all the major cricketing nations, Sri Lanka is the last one to have its very own T20 league, which is quite strange because Sri Lanka is one of the nations with a successful cricket team. One of the reasons for the delay is the socio-economic condition of the country. It does not have much money to invest in the T20 league. It is also the reason why the Lanka Premier League has been postponed many times.
It is ironic, though, that the Lanka Premier League is going to take place in the middle of the pandemic. But even so, we feel that it is going to be a successful event despite the pandemic because the recently concluded Indian Premier League has a massive audience. Another cricket tournament happening in Asia will definitely be a treat for cricket fans.
During the inaugural season, one name that has been the talk of the town is the Colombo Kings. They have the league’s best players in Andre Russell and Faf du Plessis.Andre Russell did sustain an injury but has already confirmed his participation in the Lanka Premier League. Other significant members of the team are Manvinder Bisla, a former IPL star, and Manpreet Gony. They are Indian cricketers, not the first choice, but they will definitely attract cricket fans.
There are also Sri Lanka international players like Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmanth Chameera, Amila Aponso, and Isuru Udana. Isuru Udana will lead the bowling challenge, while Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Matthews are without a doubt the big names to follow in the league.
Let us take a look at the Dambulla Hawks. It is a team that has a good T20 sense about them. Its key player, David Miller, is the main batsman. Although his career has been on a bit of a downward curve, he is still a perfect addition to the team, especially with the kind of attack that the Lanka Premier League 2020 team has. For the batting support, the team has the following players: Dasun Shanaka, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, and Carlos Brathwaite. It is quite an impressive lineup that will definitely excel at T20 cricket.
One particular player we will keep an eye on is Dickwella, as he will definitely be desperate to shine on the big stage. We look at the team’s bowling lineup and feel that it is a bit thin. Some of the local bowling leaders are Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Carlos Brathwaite, and Lahiru Kumara. We strongly feel that Dambulla Hawks have a good chance of winning the Lanka Premier League, especially if you look at the team’s resiliency.
It is one of the pre-tournament favorites because it has the best international cricket players, top-notch bowlers, and plenty of experience in cricket tournaments. Players like Hazratullah Zazai and Colin Ingram increase the team’s chances of winning, for these players are big-hitting left-handers. They are known for smashing spinners around. It also has players whom we feel will be major players for the Sri Lanka T20 team, such as Bhanuka Rajapaksa, an attacking left-hander who we feel will be the future captain of the Sri Lanka T20 team.
Other players that add strength to the team are Sarfaraz Ahmed, Danushka Gunathilaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Shahid Afridi, Lakshan Sandakan, and Akila Danajaya. Another key player is Mohammad Amir, who is a perfect addition to the team considering his strong bowling attack.
Another dangerous team that has a high chance of bagging the LPL 2020 title is the Jaffna Stallions. It has Dawid Malan, one of the players with the most consistent track record as a T20 batsman. He will definitely be a threat to other teams. Dawid Malan has the strong support of teammates like Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shoaib Mailik, and Avishka Fernando. These Sri Lanka players are all-rounders. The players leading the bowling attack include Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, and Usman Shinwari. If the key players perform well, there is a high chance that the Jaffna Stallions will make it to the finals.
Chris Gayle, one of the most popular names in T20 history, is now a part of the Kandy Tuskers. Chris Gayle is an excellent cricketer and was included in the playing eleven during the IPL. It will be interesting to see how he performs and if he carries the team to victory. Kusal Mandi is another important player for Kandy Tuskers.He is a man of promise but is often found to under-deliver. He was supposed to be the next great Sri Lanka batsman, but it’s unfortunate that it didn’t happen. He has been in bad light, and the Lanka Premier League is a perfect opportunity for him to redeem himself.
Famous cricketers who joined Kandy Tuskers are Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne. For the prime batting, we expect that Chris Gayle and Kusal Perera will work hand in hand, and will definitely bring the team to victory. For the bowling, the team relies on Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Liam Plunkett, and Dilruwan Perera. It is a pretty impressive bowling attack. Having Chris Gayle and Kusal Perera in the team is enough for other teams to be nervous when battling with Kandy Tuskers.
We will keep an eye on all the action for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020. Our page will constantly update you on what’s happening at LPL 2020. Furthermore, we will give cricket betting tips and guides for individual matches.