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Five franchise teams, representing five different cities of Sri Lanka, will go head to head against each other one more time in the 4th edition of the Lanka Premier League. The LPL 2023 is set to begin the season on 31 July, 2023 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Getting to the LPL 2023 predictions, we are backing Jaffna Kings to win the LPL 2023 trophy this season. They are the current champions and they have the potential squad to retain the title one more time.
Jaffna has beefed up the squad with the players like David Miller, Shoaib Malik and Chris Lynn.
Nuwan Thushara and Viyaskanth will get support from the Pakistani pacer Zaman Khan who has been quite impressive in the past year. Coming to the batting line-up, the above-mentioned overseas batters will have Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka as well.
Maheesh Theekshana and Thisara Perera will be the all-rounders to watch out for. Perera has been one of the top T20 players in the domestic leagues.
2022 Result - 3rd position & runner-up
Captain - Babar Azam
Overseas Players - Babar Azam, Naseem Shah, Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lorcan Tucker, Mohammad Nawaz
Key Players - Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Pathum Nissanka, Naseem Shah
Colombo Strikers had a great outing in the last season. They finished at the 3rd spot on the table and were part of the Final match of the LPL 2022.
In the Colombo camp this year, we will see the inclusion of four popular Pakistani players - Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz and Iftikhar Ahmed. Irish wicketkeeper batsman Lorcan Tucker has also been roped in.
Pathum Nissanka scored 229 runs in the 2022 edition while he was playing for B-Love Kandy. He will be part of the Colombo Strikers team this year. Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz and Naseem Shah will power up the Colombo Strikers camp this year and can make them a potential team to lift up the LPL trophy this year.
Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah, Chamika Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Wahab Riaz, Lakshan Sandakan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Movin Subasingha, Lahiru Udara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Eshan Malinga, Shashika Dulshan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lorcan Tucker, Kavishka Anjula, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Yashodha Lanka, Angelo Perera
2022 Result - 5th position
Captain - Kusal Mendis
Overseas Players - Matthew Wade, Lungi Ngidi, Hayden Kerr, Noor Ahmed, Shahnawaz Dahani, Alex Ross
Key Players - Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Noor Ahmed, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Dambulla Aura had a poor season in the LPL 2022. They finished last on the table and could not qualify for the playoffs.
We will see Matthew Wade, Lungi Ngidi, Hayden Kerr, Shahnawaz Dahani lighting up the Dambulla squad this season. Noor Ahmed will be a key spinner for the team. He picked 3 wickets in the last season for the same team but we saw his fine form in the IPL 2023 where he picked 16 wickets in 13 matches for GT side.
Kusal Mendis scored 260 runs in 9 innings in the last season and he has been transferred to Dambulla Aura from B-Love Kandy. Other than him, Dambulla has got the top two run scorers of the 2022 edition - Avishka Fernando and Sadeera Samarawickrama. We can say this is one of the strongest batting line-ups in the LPL 2023.
Matthew Wade, Kusal Mendis, Lungi Ngidi, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Hayden Kerr, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Sachitha Jayathilake, Janith Liyanage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Treveen Mathew, Shahnawaz Dahani, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Jehan Daniel, Wanuja Sahan, Kavidu Pathirana, Ravindu Fernando, Alex Ross, Manelker de Silva, Praveen Jayawickrama
2022 Result - 4th position
Captain - Dasun Shanaka
Overseas Players - Shakib Al Hasan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ben Cutting, Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Mohammad Mithun
Key Players - Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kasun Rajitha
Galle Titans, earlier known as Galle Gladiators, was the runner-up team in the first two seasons. In the 2022 edition, they finished at the 4th spot on the table with 2 wins in 8 matches. Galle was defeated by Colombo in the Eliminator match.
For the upcoming season, they have roped in Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and he is all set to strengthen the side. Sri Lankan white-ball captain Dasun Shanaka will be another strong all-rounder in this side.
Kasun Rajitha was the 3rd leading wicket taker in the last season with 13 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of 6.30. Lahiru Kumara will support him in the pace attack while in the spin department there will be South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and Lankan bowler Akila Dananjaya.
Titans have picked New Zealand batsman Chad Bowes for $58,000 in the auction and he became the most expensive overseas player. He will be a key player in the Titans’ batting line-up.
Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lahiru Kumara, Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Sohan de Livera, Ashan Priyanjan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Mithun, Minod Bhanuka, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Avishka Perera, Mohamed Shiraz, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Sonal Dinusha, Vishwa Fernando, Anuk Fernando
2022 result - Winner
Captain - Thisara Perera
Overseas Players - David Miller, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shoaib Malik, Hardus Viljoen, Zaman Khan, Chris Lynn
Key Players - David Miller, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shoaib Malik, Hardus Viljoen, Zaman Khan, Chris Lynn
Jaffna Kings are the reigning champions of the Lanka Premier League since its first season in 2020. They have remained undefeated in the finals of all three seasons so far.
In the LPL 2023 season, we will see South African power-hitter David Miller joining the league with Jaffna team. Sri Lankan batsman Charith Asalanka will be a key player in the Jaffna team batting department. He scored 242 runs in 11 innings in the 2022 season while playing for Colombo Stars team.
The bowling unit of the Jaffna Kings is equipped with quality T20 bowlers like Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth and Nuwan Thushara. Thushara and Viyaskanth were among the top 5 wicket takers in the previous season of Lanka Premier League.
Among the new entrants, we have Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik, Aussie opener Chris Lynn and Pakistani pacer Zaman Khan.
David Miller, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Kumara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theesan Vithushan, Asanka Manoj, Nishan Madushka, Asitha Fernando, Hardus Viljoen, Nuwan Thushara, Dilshan Madushanka, Zaman Khan, Ashan Randika, Ratnarajah Thenurathan, Chris Lynn, Asela Gunaratne
2022 result - 1st position & qualifiers
Captain - Wanindu Hasaranga
Overseas Players - Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Asif Ali, Aamer Jamal
Key Players - Mujeeb ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal
Kandy Falcons will now be called B-Love Kandy as it is now owned by B-Love Network which is led by Omar Khan. Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is the captain of the Kandy team. He is currently among the top 5 T20I bowlers and all-rounders in the ICC rankings.
In LPL 2022, B-Love Kandy finished at the 1st position on the table with just 1 loss in 8 matches but they lost to Colombo Strikers in the 2nd qualifier match.
They have roped in Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman and Pakistani players Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Asif Ali and Aamer Jamal.
Dushmantha Chameera will beef up the bowling department which is equipped with Nuwan Pradeep, Mohammad Hasnain, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb and Hasaranga.
Coming to the batting line-up, Kandy team has recruited Pakistani hitter Fakhar Zaman and he will accompany Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis. Mathews and Chandimal were among the top run scorers of the season in 2022 and they were representing the Colombo Stars team.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga, Fakhar Zaman, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Hasnain, Dushmantha Chameera, Sahan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Haris, Navod Paranavithana, Asif Ali, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Chaturanga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Aamer Jamal, Malsha Tharupathi, Thanuka Dabare, Lasith Abeyratne, Avishka Tharindu
|Year of Start||2020|
|No. of Seasons Played||3|
|Administrator(s)||Sri Lanka Cricket|
|Current champion||Jaffna Kings|
|Tournament format||Double round-robin & playoffs|
|2023 Season Dates||31 July, 2023 - 22 August, 2023|
|No. of teams participating||5|
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2023 season||24|
Sri Lanka’s top T20 league - Lanka Premier League is set to kick-off its 4th season this year. The LPL 2023 is scheduled to start from 31st July, 2023 and the final match will take place on 22nd August, 2023.
Five teams will battle each other once again in a double round-robin format and the top 4 teams at the end of league stage will qualify towards the playoffs. A total of 24 matches will be played across two international venues in Sri Lanka.
The LPL 2023 Auction took place on 14th June, 2023 in Sri Lanka and this is the first season to have a full-fledged auction of the players as the previous three seasons featured a draft-pick.
Jaffna Kings are the current champions and the Jaffna team have won in the previous three seasons. Colombo Strikers, earlier known as Colombo Strikers, are the runners-up team.
Other than the Colombo team, Galle Titans have changed the name from Galle Titans and B-Love Kandy will be called B-Love Kandy.
Two venues have been finalized to host the league stage matches of the LPL 2023 season. R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, both the venues have a capacity of 35,000 spectators.
After three seasons of draft picks, Lanka Premier League had a full-fledged auction of players for the 2023 season. Five teams were allowed to spend a maximum of $500,000 and each team had to pick 20-24 players in the squad.
The teams also had the option to use right-to-match for the players for which they had to pay from the auction limit. A total of 6 overseas players and 14-19 Sri Lankan domestic players will be part of each team.
Sri Lankan player Dilshan Madushanka was the most expensive player of the auction. Current champions Jaffna Kings bought him for a price of $92,000. New Zealand batter Chad Bowes got picked for $58,000 making him the most expensive overseas player of the LPL 2023 auction.
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LPL was founded in 2020 by the Sri Lankan cricket body, Sri Lanka Cricket. In 2020, the Vice President of the SLC, Ravin Wickramaratne was appointed as the director of the league.
Currently LPL features 5 teams representing 5 different cities of the island nation.
LPL is played in T20 format which implies that 20 overs will be allotted to each team per inning.
All the Indian fans can watch Lanka Premier League 2023 on Star TV network for live broadcast on TV and for online streaming, you can use Fancode app.
Thisara Perera led Jaffna Kings won the LPL 2022 title.