Lanka Premier League is set to take place from 06 December. LPL 2022 prediction, previews, betting tips and odds. Also find out today match prediction to place bets with betway, 10cric, bet365, 1xbet and more
The 3rd season of the Sri Lanka’s LPL T20 league is set to take place from 6th December to 23rd December, 2022. The 5 teams will compete with each other in a round-robin format then the top 4 teams of the table will proceed to the playoffs.
Thisara Perera led Jaffna Kings has won both the previous seasons of Lanka Premier League. They are certainly a strong side this year as well but we want to back a new team to lift the trophy this year.
Analysing the squads, we are backing Wanindu Hasaranga led Kandy Falcons (previously known as Kandy Warriors) to lift the LPL 2022 trophy. Hasaranga is a terrific bowling all-rounder and he has made some of the top batters his target which has resulted in him currently sitting at the top of the ICC rankings for T20I bowlers.
19-year-old South African batsman, Dewald Brevis will be seen in the Falcons clan along with Andre Fletcher, Chris Green, Isuru Udana, Carlos Brathwaite and Chamika Karunaratne. Minod Bhanuka will strengthen the batting side while another 19-year-old player Matheesha Pathirana will get a chance to play with his bowling skills.
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Captain: Angelo Mathews
Key Players Seekkuge Prasanna, Charith Asalanka, Dwaine Pretorius, Dominic Drakes, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Angelo Mathews will lead the once again and he was in good form last year, scoring 191 runs in 5 matches at an average of 47.75. Dinesh Chandimal was the leading run scorer of the team with 277 runs in 9 matches.
Seekkuge Prasanna and Dushmantha Chameera were the leading wicket takers last season but Chameera has been traded to the Galle Gladiators for the upcoming season. Jeffrey Vandersay and Naveen-ul-Haq picked 11 and 10 wickets, respectively and they are still with the Stars squad.
Angelo Mathews (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dwaine Pretorius, Asif Ali, Naveen-ul-Haq, Dominic Drakes, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Muditha Lakshan, Lakshitha Manasinghe, Kevin Koththigoda, Chathuranga Kumara, Navod Paranavithana, Chamod Battage
Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Key Players: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, D’Arcy Short, Tim Seifert, Sheldon Cottrell
Sri Lankan white-ball captain, Dasun Shanaka will lead the Dambulla Giants side. He performed decently with the bat in the last edition, scoring 139 runs and picked only 1 wicket with the ball but his presence as the captain of the side matters a lot.
Power-hitter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been traded from Galle Gladiators to the Giants for the upcoming season. He scored 179 runs in 10 matches last year.
An overseas fleet of Ben Cutting, D’Arcy Short, Tim Seifert, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haider Ali and Sheldon Cottrell power up this side heavily.
Nuwan Pradeep picked 10 wickets in the last edition and he will play for the Giants again this season but leading wicket taker Imran Tahir has left the side.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Tharindu Ratnayake, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ben Cutting, D'Arcy Short, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chaturanga de Silva, Tim Seifert, Haider Ali, Sheldon Cottrell, Pramod Madushan, Lasith Croospulle, Kalana Perera, Dilum Sudeera, Sachitha Jayathilake, Dushan Hemantha, Sacha De Alwis, Ravindu Fernando
Captain: Kusal Mendis
Key Players: Danushka Gunathilaka, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Janneman Malan
Galle Gladiators are the runners-up from last season and they lost by 23 runs. Danushka Gunathilaka is the leading run scorer of LPL league but after his recent controversy in Australia, there are less chances of him being part of the playing 11.
The skipper Kusal Mendis scored 327 runs in 10 matches and emerged as the leading run scorer of the LPL 2021. Out of the 4 batters who scored 100+ runs in the last season for Gladiators, only Mendis will play this season.
Pakistan players Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim and Azam Khan are also part of the squad along with the Protea Janneman Malan and Guyanese cricketer Sherfane Rutherford.
Nuwan Thushara is the only leading wicket taker left from the last season as Samit Patel is not part of the league anymore.
Kusal Mendis (c), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pulina Tharanga, Nuwan Thushara, Faheem Ashraf, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Imad Wasim, Janneman Malan, Sherfane Rutherford, Azam Khan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nimesh Vimukthi, Movin Subasingha, Nipun Malinga, Sachindu Colombage, Lakshan Gamage, Tharindu Kaushal, Shammu Ashan
Captain: Thisara Perera
Key Players: Shoaib Malik, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dilshan Madushanka, Tristan Stubbs
Jaffna Kings are the current champions and they also won the first season of LPL as well. Kings defeated Galle Gladiators in the final to lift their 2nd LPL trophy.
This year, Thisara Perera will lead the side again with the powerful batting unit comprising Shoaib Malik and Rahmanullah Gurbaz as overseas batters. Perera scored 190 runs, Malik scored 164 and Gurbaz scored 207 runs in the last season. Tristan Stubbs and Evin Lewis will join the batting fleet of Kings this year.
In the bowling, Maheesh Theekshana was the joint leading wicket taker of the season with 16 wickets in 10 matches. He will be joined by Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani, Binura Fernando and Dilshan Madushanka.
Thisara Perera (c), Shoaib Malik, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ashan Randika, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Hardus Viljoen, Evin Lewis, Shahnawaz Dahani, Binura Fernando, Tristan Stubbs, Suminda Lakshan, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka, Nipun Dananjaya, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theesan Vithushan, Theivendiram Dinoshan
Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Key Players: Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dewald Brevis, Pathum Nissanka, Chris Green
Sri Lanka’s star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is traded to the Kandy Falcons for the upcoming season and he is appointed as the captain of the side. The team was earlier known as Kandy Warriors but changed name for the upcoming season.
The most exciting player to join the side this year is the South African young talent Dewald Brevis.
Sri Lanka’s top T20I batter Pathum Nissanka is part of the Falcons squad.
Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Green, Fabian Allen, Andre Fletcher, Dewald Brevis, Isuru Udana, Matheesha Pathirana, Ashen Bandara, Usman Shinwari, Ashan Priyanjan, Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Perera, Ashian Daniel, Malinda Pushpakumara, Janith Liyanage, Lasith Abeyratne, Kavin Bandara, Pathum Nissanka, Ahmed Daniyal
|Tue, Dec 06||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM||Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings, 1st Match||Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota|
|Tue, Dec 06||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Colombo Stars vs Kandy Falcons, 2nd Match||Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota|
|Wed, Dec 07||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings, 3rd Match||Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota|
|Wed, Dec 07||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Falcons, 4th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Thu, Dec 08||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dambulla Giants vs Colombo Stars, 5th Match||Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota|
|Sat, Dec 10||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Kandy Falcons vs Jaffna Kings, 6th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Sun, Dec 11||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Colombo Stars vs Galle Gladiators, 7th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Sun, Dec 11||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants, 8th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Mon, Dec 12||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Kandy Falcons vs Galle Gladiators, 9th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Mon, Dec 12||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Colombo Stars vs Jaffna Kings, 10th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Tue, Dec 13||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dambulla Giants vs Kandy Falcons, 11th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Tue, Dec 13||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Galle Gladiators vs Colombo Stars, 12th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Wed, Dec 14||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Falcons, 13th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Wed, Dec 14||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants, 14th Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|Sat, Dec 17||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dambulla Giants vs Galle Gladiators, 15th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Sat, Dec 17||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Kandy Falcons vs Colombo Stars, 16th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Sun, Dec 18||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings, 17th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Sun, Dec 18||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Kandy Falcons vs Dambulla Giants, 18th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Mon, Dec 19||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars, 19th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Mon, Dec 19||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants, 20th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Wed, Dec 21||09:30 AM GMT | 03:00 PM LOCAL||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Wed, Dec 21||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||TBC vs TBC, Eliminator||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Thu, Dec 22||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Fri, Dec 23||02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL||TBC vs TBC, Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Year of Start||2020|
|No. of Seasons Played||2|
|Administrator(s)||Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)|
|Current champion||Jaffna Kings|
|Tournament format||Round-robin & Playoffs|
|2022 Season Dates||6th December, 2022 - 23rd December, 2022|
|No. of teams participating||5|
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2022 season||24|
Sri Lanka’s homegrown T20 league, Lanka Premier League is back for its 3rd season which is set to begin on 6th December at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
In the first match of the LPL 2022, we will witness the repeat of last year’s final where the current champions Jaffna Kings will take on the runner-up, Galle Gladiators.
Jaffna Kings has won the first two seasons of the league and this year all the teams look quite strong so we might see a new winner in this year’s edition of the LPL.
A total of 24 matches will be played among 5 teams with 20 matches in the league stage and 4 in the playoffs.
The 2022 edition of the LPL was earlier scheduled to take place in July-August this year but it was postponed due to the political and economic unrest in the island nation.
Some of the famous names of T20 cricket like Janneman Malan, Dwaine Pretorius, Shoaib Malik, Evin Lewis, D’Arcy Short, Dewald Brevis will be part of the LPL 2022.
Pakistan’s legendary pacer Wasim Akram and Sri Lankan veteran player Sanath Jayasuriya have been roped in as the brand ambassadors of the league.
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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 2022 on Sony Six HD and SD channels for live broadcast on TV and for online streaming, you can use SonyLiv app.
Thisara Perera led Jaffna Kings lifted the LPL trophy in 2021.