Lanka premier league 2020 player draft took place in 09th October, 2020. Lanka premier league player draft initially scheduled on 01st October, 2020 but it was delayed.
Lanka Premier League 2020 auction seen Total of 438 cricketers from all parts of the world were made available for LPL 2020 auction which includes 273 foreign players whereas 165 local Sri Lankan Talent. There will be 5 teams which can pick the best available talent from local Sri Lankan cricket as well as international players available for the league.
All five participating teams of LPL 2020 edition Colombo Kings, Dambula Hawks, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna stallions and Kandy Tuskers can pick as many as 06 international players and 13 local Sri Lankan players to complete their squad for the newest franchise league in T20 cricket arena.
Schedule of LPL T20 2020 edition is already announced and it will start from 21st November, 2020. Initially LPL 2020 start of the LPL already delayed twice and most recently because of quarantine requirements of many top international player who are participating in IPL 2020.
Lanka premier league 2020 players list includes top international players like South Africans Vernon Philander and Temba Bavuma; Liam Plunkett of England; Zimbabwean’s top players like Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza; Kevin O’Brien and Boyd Rankin from Ireland; Shai Hope and Jonathan Carter from West Indies; Pakistan’s Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Ifthikar Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz and Abid Ali from Pakistan and Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari of Afghanistan.
Plenty of former and discarded international cricketer have also tried their luck by throwing their names in LPL 2020 player drafts which includes West Indian Darren Sammy, Johnson Charles, Dwayne Smith, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Mohammad; Todd Astle and Neil Broom from New Zealand; England’s Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Samit Patel and Steve Finn; Richard Levi from South Africa; Pragyan Ojha from India; Zimbabwe’s former captain Graeme Cremer from Zimbabwe; Ryan ten Doeschate of Netherlands; Mohammad Shazad from Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Tanveer.