LPL 2021 - Lanka Premier League T20

The Lanka Premier League 2021 is the T20 cricket event organized by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in Sri Lanka. The cricket governing body of Sri Lanka has confirmed that the LPL 2021 will be held from 5 December to 23 December 2021. The 2021 version is the second edition of the Lanka Premier League in which 5 teams will participate. Sri Lanka Cricket has rescheduled the tournament 3 times due to the unavailability of foreign players and then finally the Lanka Premier League will begin from 5 December 2021.

Initially, it was thought by Sri Lanka Cricket to include six T20 franchises for Lanka Premier League 2021 edition but they concluded to stay with 5 teams. Jaffna Stallions won the last year's LPL 2020 tournament by defeating Galle Gladiators in the final match. There will be no new team in this LPL 2021 as the tournament is going to preceed with the existing 5 teams but the four of the five LPL teams has been renamed. Check the New names and see the LPL 2021 schedule below.

The Colombo Kings and the Dambulla Viiking have been eliminated from the tournament because of the franchise’s financial crises and then two new T20 clubs have taken part in place of them. Due to the change in ownership, Dambulla Viiking got the new name as Dambulla Giants, Jaffna Stallions replaced by Jaffna Kings, Kandy Tuskers adopted a new name Kandy Warriors and Colombo Kings have become Colombo Stars.

The tournament comprises league stage T20 matches and then a playoff round, all the league matches will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo and the playoff round will be held at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota from 20 December 2021.

Currently, Danushka Gunathilaka is the top scorer of the LPL tournament with 476 runs and Wanindu Hasaranga is the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets in the Lanka Premier League 2020.

The name of all the five T20 clubs is Colombo Stars, Dambulla Giants, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings, and Kandy Warriors.

  1. Colombo Stars

Ashok Pathirage, who belongs to Softlogic Holdings is the current owner of the Colombo Stars which was guided by head coach Herschelle Gibbs. The Stars reached the semi-finals in the 2020 version of the Lanka Premier League. This T20 franchise represents Colombo, Western Province.

  1. Dambulla Giants

Qamar Khan belongs to the HAMRO Foundation and is the owner of Dambulla Giants, formerly called Dambulla Viking. Dasun Shanaka is the current captain of the team which also reached the semi-final round last year. The team was founded in 2020 that represents Dambulla, Central Province.

  1. Galle Gladiators

Nadeem Omar belongs to Omar Associates and is the owner of the Galle Gladiators, Bhanuka Rajapaksa is the captain and Umar Gul is the head coach of the Gladiators. Galle Gladiators represent the Galle, Southern Province, and their jersey color is Indigo and Gold.

  1. Jaffna Kings

Subaskaran Allirajah belongs to Lyca Group is the owner of the Jaffna Kings and the team represents the Jaffna, Northern Province. The squad will play under the leadership of Thisara Perera and be guided by Thilina Kandamby as a head coach. Jaffna Kings won the title of the Lanka Premier League 2020 by defeating the Galle Gladiators by 53 runs.  

  1. Kandy Warriors

Ravi Gupta from Ravi Safexpay and Pankaj Tripathi from Vernost Technologies are the owners of the Kandy Warriors. The team was founded in 2020 that represents Kandy, Central Province.

Prize Money of Lanka Premier League 2021

The prize money for the champions of the Lanka Premier League is kept $100,000, the team who will be at the second position will get $ 50,000, the player of the final competition will receive $2500, player of the tournament will earn $ 10,000, Emerging Player of LPL tournament in 2021 will get $ 2,000 and $ 2,000 is prize money kept for Fair Play Award. Additionally, there are various incentives distributed throughout the event for the best bowler, best batsman, etc. 

Streaming Rights

The broadcast licenses to the Lanka Premier League have been awarded to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) for the second time (LPL).

LPL Winners List

Edition Year Tournament Winner Runnerup
1st 2020 LPL 2020 Jaffna Stallions Galle Gladiators
2nd 2021 LPL 2021 TBD TBD

Start Date

05/12/2021

End Date

23/12/2021

Host Country

Sri Lanka

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Schedule

Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings 1st Match LPL 2021
Match 1
Date- 05/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Scorecard
Galle Gladiators
Man of the Match
Samit Patel
Jaffna Kings Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Dambulla Giants vs Kandy Warriors 2nd Match LPL 2021
Match 2
Date- 06/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Dambulla Giants Vs
Kandy Warriors Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo Stars vs Galle Gladiators 3rd Match LPL 2021
Match 3
Date- 06/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Colombo Stars Vs
Galle Gladiators Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants 4th Match LPL 2021
Match 4
Date- 07/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Jaffna Kings Vs
Dambulla Giants Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators 5th Match LPL 2021
Match 5
Date- 07/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Kandy Warriors Vs
Galle Gladiators Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants 6th Match LPL 2021
Match 6
Date- 08/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Colombo Stars Vs
Dambulla Giants Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Kandy Warriors vs Jaffna Kings 7th Match LPL 2021
Match 7
Date- 08/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Kandy Warriors Vs
Jaffna Kings Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Dambulla Giants vs Galle Gladiators 8th Match LPL 2021
Match 8
Date- 10/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Dambulla Giants Vs
Galle Gladiators Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars 9th Match LPL 2021
Match 9
Date- 10/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Jaffna Kings Vs
Colombo Stars Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Warriors 10th Match LPL 2021
Match 10
Date- 11/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Galle Gladiators Vs
Kandy Warriors Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants 11th Match LPL 2021
Match 11
Date- 11/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Colombo Stars Vs
Dambulla Giants Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors 12th Match LPL 2021
Match 12
Date- 12/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Jaffna Kings Vs
Kandy Warriors Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Galle Gladiators vs Colombo Stars 13th Match LPL 2021
Match 13
Date- 12/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Galle Gladiators Vs
Colombo Stars Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants 14th Match LPL 2021
Match 14
Date- 13/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Galle Gladiators Vs
Dambulla Giants Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars 15th Match LPL 2021
Match 15
Date- 14/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Kandy Warriors Vs
Colombo Stars Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings 16th Match LPL 2021
Match 16
Date- 14/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Dambulla Giants Vs
Jaffna Kings Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo Stars vs Jaffna Kings 17th Match LPL 2021
Match 17
Date- 16/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Colombo Stars Vs
Jaffna Kings Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Kandy Warriors vs Dambulla Giants 18th Match LPL 2021
Match 18
Date- 16/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Kandy Warriors Vs
Dambulla Giants Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators 19th Match LPL 2021
Match 19
Date- 17/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

Jaffna Kings Vs
Galle Gladiators Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Colombo Stars vs Kandy Warriors 20th Match LPL 2021
Match 20
Date- 17/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

Colombo Stars Vs
Kandy Warriors Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Eliminator Match
Match 21
Date- 20/12/2021
Time - 15:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
Qualifier 1
Match 22
Date- 20/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
Qualifier 2
Match 23
Date- 21/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
LPL 2021 Final Match
Match 24
Date- 23/12/2021
Time - 19:30(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
Teams
Colombo Stars Galle Gladiators Dambulla Giants Jaffna Kings
Kandy Warriors

Squad

Colombo Stars Team Squad
Mohammad Irfan Ahmed Shehzad Angelo Mathews Chris Gayle
Dilshan Munaweera Al-Amin Hossain Seekkuge Prasanna Taskin Ahmed
Gihan Rupasinghe Tillakaratne Sampath Lahiru Gamage Dushmantha Chameera
Lakshan Sandakan Pathum Nissanka Manpreet Singh Nuwanidu Fernando
Jehan Daniel Malindu Maduranga Nalin Priyadarshana Hashan Dumindu
Kanagarathinam Kabilraj

Kandy Warriors Team Squad
Angelo Perera Milinda Siriwardana Cameron Delport Ishan Jayaratne
Udara Jayasundera Asela Gunaratne Nazmul Islam Binura Fernando
Amjad Gul Khan Rovman Powell Lahiru Kumara Mehedi Hasan Rana
Mohammad Mithun Kamindu Mendis Charith Asalanka Kamil Mishara
Ayana Siriwardhana Nimesh Vimukthi Shashika Dulshan Kalhara Senarathne

Galle Gladiators Team Squad
Samit Patel Mohammad Hafeez Sarfaraz Ahmed Mohammad Amir
Anwar Ali Isuru Udana Ben Dunk Danushka Gunathilaka
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Tabraiz Shamsi Kusal Mendis Lahiru Madushanka
Kevin Koththigoda Noor Ahmad Pulina Tharanga Dhananjaya Lakshan
Nuwan Thushara Dilshan Madushanka Ashian Daniel Mohammed Shamaaz
Suminda Lakshan Angelo Jayasinghe

Dambulla Giants Team Squad
Imran Tahir Najibullah Zadran Nuwan Pradeep Sohaib Maqsood
Rilee Rossouw Niroshan Dickwella Dasun Shanaka Josh Little
Chamika Karunaratne Odean Smith Ramesh Mendis Lahiru Udara
Tharindu Ratnayake Sacha De Alwis Muditha Lakshan Kalana Perera
Sachitha Jayathilake Madushan Ravichandrakumar Kongala Liyanage Janith Vimukthi Chamikara Edirisinghe

Jaffna Kings Team Squad
Faf du Plessis Shoaib Malik Wahab Riaz Suranga Lakmal
Upul Tharanga Thisara Perera Usman Shinwari Chaturanga de Silva
Tom Kohler-Cadmore Avishka Fernando Wanindu Hasaranga Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Jayden Seales Ashen Bandara Vijayakanth Viyaskanth Maheesh Theekshana
Chamika Gunasekara Theivendiram Dinoshan Ashan Randika Rathnaraja Thanuradan
Krishan Sanjula Sammu Ashan