Lanka Premier League 2020 coaches belong to Sri Lanka as well as from foreign countries which will help in development of Sri Lankan upcoming talent.
List of LPL coaches for 2020 edition is below with their brief profile for better understanding of our viewers.
Moin Khan – Coach of Galle Gladiators
Former Pakistan captain and wicket keeper batsman Moin is appointed as head coach of Galle Gladiators. A franchise owned by Pakistani Nadeem Omer and captained by another Pakistani player Shahid Afridi.
Moin Khan continuously involved in cricket in various capacities since bowing form international cricket in 2004. He served as Pakistan cricket teams manager, selector and also served as TV analyst during various series.
He is associated with Gladiators franchise in Pakistan and is head coach of Quetta Gladiators since start of Pakistan Super League. He made them champion in 2019 edition of PSL and is highly rated as coach in Pakistan cricket setup.
Herschelle Gibbs – Coach Colombo Kings
Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is appointed to coach Colombo Kings in LPL 2020. He was in Sri Lanka to join commentary panel of LPL 2020 but Dav Whatmore decision to opt out of coaching job made Gibbs land into this job.
Previous former England Batsman Kabir Ali was appointed as Colombo Kings coach but he tested positive for COVID-19 and had to leave his slot.
Interestingly Gibbs is actively searching for various coaching jobs and has been associated with Sylhet Thunder in the same capacity. LPL 2020 coaching can help Gibbs in strengthen his credentials as a coach.
Owais Shah – Coach of Dambula Hawks
Former England international cricketer of Pakistani ethnicity is head coach of Dambula Hawks in inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League 2020.
Owais Shah was from few of the early breed of cricketers who preferred to play as a T20 specialist around the globe and was part of almost all major franchise t20 cricket leagues including IPL and Big Bash.
This will be Shah’s 2nd stint as coach for any team as he previously served as interim coach of UAE national team. Thorough professional with overall experience of playing 842 cricket matches will definitely help Owais Shah grooming as a coach.
Thilina Kandamby – Coach of Jaffna Stallions
Former Sri Lankan batsman Thilina Kandamby will serve as head coach of Jaffna Stallions. Kandamby represented Sri Lanka in 39 ODI’s & 5 T20I matches during his 10 year cricket career for Sri Lanka.
Not many people aware of the fact that he is the most successful T20I captain of Sri Lanka with 100% success rate. He won his only T20I as an in charge against England when he took over the job form injured Tillakaratne Dilshan on tour of England.
Before coaching assignment of Dambula Hawks he is serving as Head Coach of Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Sri Lanka.
Hashan Tillakaratne – Coach of Kandy Tuskers
Former Sri Lankan captain and batsman who was one of the main members of Sri Lankan emergence as global cricket force in 1990’s Hashan Tillakaratne named as coach of Kandy Tuskers.
Veteran of more than 280 international cricket matches for Sri Lanka, Hashan Prasantha Tillakaratne also served as Sri Lanka U19 coach and various positions in Sri Lankan cricket.
He is an active politician and in news since retirement from international cricket in 2004 both for good and bad reasons in Sri Lankan cricket.
Local man with extensive knowledge and respected man in Sri Lankan cricket Hashan Prasantha Tillakaratne is the best man for this job.
Lanka Premier League squads are already announced and there are few changes still taking place due to COVID-19.