No T20 League in the World is complete without the Caribbean flavor in it. Lanka Premier League is no exception. 4 West Indies Players in Lanka Premier League will be in action in for 4 different teams.
List of 4 West Indies Players in Lanka Premier League 2021:
|Chris Gayle||Rovman Powell|
|Odean Smith||Jayden Seales|
West Indies Cricketers in Lanka Premier League
West Indies Cricketers in Colombo Stars
The most accomplished T20 batsman of all time, Christopher Henry Gayle was chosen by Colombo Stars. Gayle had to be a part of Kandy Tuskers in LPL 2020 but he withdrew from the event. So this year, Gayle will be making his LPL Debut.
There is no need to mention the stats of Universe Boss in shortest format but his recent form has been questionable. In the recently concluded World T20 2021, Gayle failed to cross the 20-run mark even once in the 5 matches. He is a great player but with increasing age, he is just not the same. Hence this pick by Colombo is a bit tricky but the Stars will be hoping that it goes in their favor.
West Indies Players in Dambulla Giants
The 25-year-old Jamaican Odean Smith got picked by Dambulla Giants for LPL 2021. Odean Smith was the 3rd highest wicket taker in CPL 2021 edition. He picked 18 wickets in CPL 2021 recently at an average of just 14 and an economy rate of just 7.
He also scored 126 runs with the bat with a strike rate of 132 which proves that he is handy with the bat too. He is young, promising and is in good form, which made him picked by Dambulla Giants. Smith will make his LPL debut this year.
West Indies Players in Kandy Warriors
Rovman Powell is another young Caribbean batsman who is highly promising. He was picked by
Kandy Warriors during LPL 2021 Draft. This is his first ever LPL Season. Powell lacks consistency, but he is a match winner.
In CPL 2021 he had ordinary numbers as he scored 168 runs in 10 innings at an average of just 16. He has a career strike rate of 125 and also bowls part time medium pace which can make him a god pick.
West Indies Players in Jaffna Kings
Defending champions Jaffna Kings opted for Jayden Seales. The 20-year-old pacer has just played 12 T20 games in his recently started career and has snaffled 12 wickets. He picked up just 4 wickets in 6 games of the CPL 2021.
His numbers in Test Cricket are incredible but he is yet to do something special in white-ball cricket. He is fast, accurate and can swing the ball both ways in favorable conditions. So Jaffna will hope that he gets some support from the conditions and delivers goods for the side.