The Lanka Premier League 2023 is set to commence from July 30 in Colombo with the finalists of the last LPL edition (Jaffna Kings and Colombo Strikers) will face in the tournament opener. A total of 24 games will be played (including 2 Qualifiers, an eliminator, and a final) in the tournament in a span of 22 days. Today, we will tell you all the things you need to know about Lanka Premier League 2023. So let’s start.
The tournament’ format is the same as the IPL (Indian Premier League). It’s just that the teams participating in the tournament are half (5 teams) of the teams participating in the IPL.
All the teams will play against each other twice in a double round-robin format. The top 4 teams will qualify for the next round. The top 2 teams will get one more chance to reach the final if they lost the first qualifier.
The teams who finished 3rd and 4th will play the eliminator and the team that loses in that game will be out of the tournament.
The winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will play in the final.
Venues for Lanka Premier League 2023
Pallekele and Colombo will host the whole tournament. The first 5 games will be played in Colombo. After that, the next 8 games will be played in Pallekele before Colombo will host the rest of the tournament.
All the playoffs game will be played in Colombo. The first qualifier and an eliminator will be played on August 17.
Final will be played on August 19 at the same ground.
The day games will start at 3:00 PM Local Time. And the night games will start at 7:30 PM Local Time.
How many teams are there in LPL 2023?
Five teams will participate in Lanka Premier League 2023. Those are Jaffna Kings, Colombo Strikers, Galle Titans, Dambulla Aura, and B-love Kandy.
Where to watch Lanka Premier League 2023 Live?
There are some different broadcasters for LPL 2023 in different countries. Sony Sports Network will telecast the tournament in the Asian continent (Like India, Sri Lanka, etc), Gazi TV in Bangladesh, etc. Also, there are some different online platforms like RabbitoleBD, Daraz, etc in different countries.
But the main source of watching Lanka Premier League 2023 live on online platform is FanCode. FanCode will broadcast LPL 2023 all over the world. You can access the matches on either FanCode App or the website.
Some past history about LPL
The first edition of LPL started in 2020. Since then, 3 seasons have already been completed. Jaffna Kings has won all 3 seasons and become the most successful team in LPL history. The 2023 edition is the 4th season of LPL.
Jaffna’s 3 titles
Jaffna Kings (earlier known as Jaffna Stallions) won its first title in 2020 when they beat Galle Gladiators in the final by 53 runs. W Hasaranga becomes the player of the tournament that year.
Jaffna Kings defended their title next year as well. And again Galle Gladiators fell short in the final. After scoring a huge total of 201 in the first inning, Jaffna restricts Galle to 178. They won the final by 23 runs.
3rd consecutive title for Jaffna Kings
Jaffna won their 3rd consecutive LPL title in 2022 by beating Colombo Stars in the final. They won the close encounter by 2 wickets while chasing 164.
Squads for the Lanka Premier League 2023:-
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
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
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
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
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanidu 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
So these are the details regarding Lanka Premier League 2023. What do you think? Will Jaffna Kings win the title for the 4th time? Or will we see a new winner this year? Comment your predictions below.
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