Two Indian players Manpreet Gony and Manvinder Bisla will feature in the Lanka Premier League slated to take place next month. The two players were picked up by the Colombo Kings.
Gony had played a couple of ODIs for India against Hong Kong and Bangladesh respectively. Gony has been a part of 44 IPL games while Bisla played an important role in KKR’s 2012 winning triumph in the IPL. The right-handed batsman has played 35 IPL matches, scoring 798 runs.
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is one of the big names who has been picked by Kandy Tuskers. The local icon that has been picked up by the Tuskers is Kusal Jenith while the second foreign icon is Liam Plunkett.
Kings on the other hand have got some big international names like Angelo Mathews, Faf du Plessis and Andre Russell. While Mathews is known for his all-round abilities, Faf is someone who can play the anchor’s role in the top-order. Russell’s power-hitting ability is known to everyone while he is pretty handy in the bowling unit as well as in the field.
Some other iconic players include Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, David Miller and Carlos Brathwaite.
Malinga, Afridi and Ingram have been signed by Galle Gladiators while Miller and Brathwaite will be a part of the Dambulla Hawks setup.
The T20 tournament will be played from November 21 to December 13 at two venues. The first venue is Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and the second is Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. There would be a total of 23 matches that would played in a period of 15 days.
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.
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.