LPL Draft: Mathews, Du Plessis, Russell Go to Colombo, Kandy Pick Chris Gayle; Malinga, Afridi to Galle

The Lanka Premier League is scheduled to be played from November 21 to December 13, 2020. Teams will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day period for the title.

LPL Draft: Mathews, Du Plessis, Russell Go to Colombo, Kandy Pick Chris Gayle; Malinga, Afridi to Galle

Former Sri Lanka captain in all formats Angelo Mathews, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis and Jamaican all-rounder with more than 300 T20 matches under his belt, Andre Russell are some of the top names picked by the franchise in the Lanka Premier League Player’s Draft today. Mathews is the Local Icon in the team while Faf and Russel are the two overseas icons.

IPL 2020 FULL COVERAGEIPL 2020 SCHEDULE  | IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

Sri Lanka-born former Australian players and coach, Dav Whatmore, the man who took Sri Lanka to the top of the world in limited overs cricket when the Island Nation won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1996, is part of the coaching set-up of the Colombo franchisee in the League. Apart from Sri Lanka, Wahtmore has coached Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

IPL 2020 ORANGE CAP  |  IPL 2020 PURPLE CAP

Among others, Kandy Tuskers picked up Kushal Janith as the Local Icon while Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett were picked as the two overseas signing. The team will be coached by Hashan Tilakratne. Galle Gladiators have Lasith Malinga as the Local Icon while Shahid Afridi and Colin Ingram are the two overseas signing. The team will be coached by Moin Khan. Dashun Shanka is the Local Icon for Dambulla Hawks while David Miller and Carlos Brathwaite are the overseas signing. The Hawks team will be coached by Jon Lewis. Meanwhile, Jaffna Stallions have Thisara Perera as the Local Icon and Dawid Malan and Wanindu Hasaranga as the overseas signing.

Also Read: Pat Cummins Lauds Lockie Ferguson's Spell, But Is Frustrated ABout His Own Bowling

The Draft was held online and in attendance during the draft were IPG CEO Mr. Anil Mohan, SLC VP Mr Ravin Wickramaratne, SLC CEO Mr Ashley de Silva, franchise owners and head coaches of each teams. The Lanka Premier League is scheduled to be played from November 21 to December 13, 2020 at two venues—Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. Teams will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day period for the title.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking