Lanka Premier League: Babar, Miller, Shakib, Hasaranga set to feature in 4th edition

Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Players like Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, South Africa’s middle-order batter David Miller, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Sri Lanka’s leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will be in action in the fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) scheduled to take place from July 30 to August 21.

The upcoming season of LPL will see the participation of five teams — Colombo Strikers captained by Niroshan Dickwella, Dambulla Aura captained by Kusal Mendis, Galle Titans led by Dasun Shanaka, B-Love Kandy captained by Wanindu Hasaranga and the defending champions Jaffna Kings, who will be led by veteran all-rounder Thisara Perera.

In terms of overseas contingent, Azam is amongst the 13 Pakistan players in the competition alongside Imam-ul-Haq, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Aamer Jamal, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik, and Zaman Khan.

Other foreign players include Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman of Afghanistan, as well as Matthew Wade, Ben Cutting, Hayden Kerr, Alex Ross, and Chris Lynn of Australia. Joining Shakib in the competition is his Bangladesh teammate Mohammad Mithun.

Apart from Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chad Bowes, and Hardus Viljoen form the South African contingent. Tim Seifert and Lorcan Tucker are the lone representatives from New Zealand and Ireland respectively in the tournament.

The teams will be facing each other twice in a round-robin league format in group-stage games starting from July 30. The top four teams on the points table will qualify for the playoffs which will begin from August 17.

The final will be played on August 20 with August 21 kept as a rain reserve day. The tournament will be telecasted live on Star Sports network, while the livestream will be available on the Fancode app for viewers in India.

Squads

Colombo Strikers: Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah, Chamika Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Wahab Riaz, Lakshan Sandakan, Nipun Dananjaya, Movin Subasinghe, Lahiru Udara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Eshan Malinga, Shashika Dulshan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lorcan Tucker, Kavishka Anjula, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Yashodha Lanka, Angelo Perera

Dambulla Aura: Matthew Wade, Kusal Mendis, Hassan Ali, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Hayden Kerr, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Sachitha Jayatilake, Janith Liyanage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Treveen Mathews, Shahnawaz Dahani, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Jehan Daniel, Wanuja Sahan, Kavindu Pathirathne, Ravindu Fernando, Alex Ross, Manelker de Silva, Praveen Jayawickrama

Galle Titans: Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lahiru Kumara, Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Sohan de Livera, Ashan Priyanjan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Mithun, Minod Bhanuka, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Avishka Perera, Mohamed Shiraz, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Sonal Dinusha, Vishwa Fernando, Anuk Fernando

Jaffna Kings: David Miller, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Kumara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theesan Vithushan, Asanka Manoj, Nishan Madushka, Asitha Fernando, Hardus Viljoen, Nuwan Thushara, Dilshan Madushanka, Zaman Khan, Ashan Randika, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Chris Lynn, Asela Gunaratne

B-Love Kandy: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga, Fakhar Zaman, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Hasnain, Dushmantha Chameera, Sahan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Haris, Navod Paranavithana, Asif Ali, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Chathuranga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Aamer Jamal, Malsha Tharupathi, Thanuka Dabare, Lasith Abeyratne, Avishka Tharindu

–IANS

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