To know who is leading which franchise in LPL 2020 edition here we have compile list of all captains of LPL 2020 edition with brief profile details for our audience. Interestingly all Lanka Premier League 2020 captains are hard hitting batsman with Kandy Tuskers is yet to nominate its captain.
Lanka Premier League 2020 edition which will be first edition of Sri Lanka T20 tournament is all to start after many hiccups and alterations due to COVID-19.
Shahid Afridi – Galle Gladiators Captain
Pakistan all rounder and Global super star Shahid Afridi have been appointed as captain of Galle Gladiators. Shahid Afridi was picked in Galle Gladiator Squad for LPL 2020 edition as an overseas player.
Franchise owned by Pakistan based Nadeem Omar initially appointed Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Galle Gladiator but due to his commitment with Pakistan national cricket team Sarfaraz opted to sit out of LPL 2020 and joined Pakistan team for New Zealand tour.
Shahid Afridi has played around the globe and lead Pakistan and other franchises successfully in various T20 leagues around the globe. He represented more than 12 teams in franchise t20 leagues taking place in different parts of the world.
Importantly his experience and stature as a player will be of great help for young Sri Lankan talent participating Lanka Premier League.
Afridi played important role in Pakistan winning ICC T20 World Cup 2009 with both bat and bagged player of the match award both in semi final and final of the tournament.
Angelow Matthews – Colombo Kings Captain
Sri Lanka’s golden boy Angelow Matthews will captain Colombo Kings. All-rounder Angelow Matthews is a seasoned campaigner and is one of the former captains of Sri Lanka in all formats.
Dubai-based Malayali businessman Murfad Mustafa is the owner of Colombo Kings and appointment of 33 year old Angeloe Matthews as captain of Colombo is due to his extensive experience.
Surprisingly he just played T20 franchise cricket in IPL before LPL 2020 where he represented 3 different teams Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors. He has experience of more than 150 T20 games under his belt which will be great for Colombo Kings.
Dasun Shanaka – Dambula Hawks Captain
29 year old Dasun Shanaka is nominated to captain Dambula Hawks in LPL 2020. Hard hitting batsman and medium pace bowler is highly rated in Sri Lankan Cricket.
Shanaka known to be an explosive batsman and his strike rate of 144 with the bat after in 93 T20 matches for Sri Lanka and domestic teams proving it right.
With 3 T20 centuries under his belt and 125 sixes till date it will be great for Sri Lankan cricket if he blossomed into a leader during LPL 2020.
Thisara Perera – Jaffna Stallions Captain
Jaffna Stallions owner Brindon Bagirathan chooses Thisara Perera to lead Jaffna Stallions in Lanka Premier League innaugral edition to start from 26 Nov, 2020.
Veteran of 277 T20 matches globally while representing more than dozen teams in T20 franchise cricket leagues.
His stats of more than 3000 runs and 200 wickets in T20 format justifies his demand in global T20 leagues. He has hit 190 sixes and maintaining healthy strike rate of 146 runs per 100 balls as a lower order batsman.
Not Announced – Kandy Tuskers Captain
Although tournament is all set to start from Nov 26, 2020 in Hambantota with revised Lanka Premier League 2020 schedule already announced, Kandy Tuskers is yet to announce his captain for innaugral edition of LPL 2020.