The 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 13, 2020. The LPL 2020 squad draft was held in October 19. After facing a postpone in the schedule LPL now faces player’s withdrawal owing to various reasons.
Reason for Players Withdrawl
Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, and Dawid Malan are expected to not get part in the LPL 2020. Russell is unavailable due to a knee injury. While Du Plessis, Miller, and Malan will be part of a bilateral England-South Africa series.
“The franchises that had these players will have to negotiate with other players to take their place,” LPL director Ravin Wickramaratne told ESPNcricinfo. Russell, Miller, du Plessis, and Malan were picked up as marquee players.
The franchise that has been hit the hardest is Colombo Kings, who had all three of Russell, du Plessis, and Bisla on its roster. Malan was expected to turn out for the Jaffna Stallions.
When and Where to Watch LPL
The matches are scheduled to be held at two venues – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played over a period of 15 days.
India timing & telecast: All the matches will be Live on Star Sports Networks and will be streamed live on Disney + Hotstar VIP. Matches will begin at 7.30 PM IST and on the doubleheader days, the first match will start at 3.30 PM IST.
LPL 2020 Full Squad details
Local players: Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Sachindu Colombage.
Overseas players: David Miller, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Paul Stirling.
Local players: Lasith Malinga, Danushka Gunatilleka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardena, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohomed Shiraz, Dhanjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri.
Overseas players: Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Azam Khan.
Local players: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Chathuranga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuvinidu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth.
Overseas players: Dawid Malan, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Asif Ali.
Local players: Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunerathne, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kavisha Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka Fernando, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne.
Overseas players: Chris Gayle, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Naveen-ul-Haq.
Local players: Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffery Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Pht Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayka, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana.
Overseas players: Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Manpreet Singh Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Ravinderpal Singh.