Kandy Warriors (earlier Kandy Tuskers) is a Kandy city-based franchise team. Kandy Warriors will take part in Lanka Premier League 2021. The Kandy Warriors have good Sri Lankan players in their side. They have big names like Kushal Parera, Kushal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep etc. These 3 are international capped players in the team, and the team will get the advantage of capped players in the side. Due to Covid pandemic, the tournament will be played only in Kandy and Hambantota. The Kandy Warriors will have the advantage of playing at home. They also have good overseas cricketers. The Kandy Warriors signed 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle in their squad. They also have Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz and Naveen-ul-Haq.
The overseas players of the Kandy Warriors are outstanding, and all the players are experienced. Wahab Riaz is a very important player for Kandy Warriors. He is in great form in Pakistani National T20. He took 5 wickets hall in 1 match. He is bowling with good rhythm and generating a good amount of pace. The Universe Boss Chris Gayle is in great form in IPL and playing with more responsibility in this season of IPL. The Kandy Warriors franchise will expect same from Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle is one of the best batsmen in T20s. We all are familiar with his batting ability, his long shots ability. He is a game-changer and has the ability to change the direction of the game from pitch. If he performs well in the LPL tournament then, the Kandy Warriors chances will be higher to lift the cup. Kandy Warriors have very strong batting, but their bowling can be an issue for the management. Apart from Wahab Riaz, they don't have any bowler who can bowl consistently with 140-150 km speed. To sign Liam Plunkett is a very good move by the franchise. He can also hit some important big shots with the bat for the team.