More than 500 Foreign Players have registered for Lanka Premier League 2024
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500 Foreign Players have registered for Lanka Premier League 2024
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Lanka Premier League’s first edition will be held from July 1 to July 21 which has attracted the cricketers’ attention as more than 500 foreign players have registered for Lanka Premier League 2024.

Lanka Premier League is Sri Lanka’s top domestic T20 tournament with a mix of International cricketers that features teams where together 24 matches will be played with 20 group stage matches 2 playoff, eliminator, and Finals.

 Each team will get to play eight matches in the group stages where the top 4 will qualify for the playoffs of the Lanka Premier League.

The players from a total of 24 different countries from test playing to associate nations had registered for the Mini-auction of the Lanka Premier League to be featured in the five teams that will play Lanka Premier League 2024.

The tournament will be played in the double Round robin formats. The first edition of the league was played in 2020. Wanindu Hasaranga iis the highets wicket-taker with 57 wickets in LPL and Avishka Fernando has most runs i.e. 1170 runs

Key Players from different countries

Here are the top players from the different Test Playing Nations who have sought the attention of the cricketing worlds by registration in the Lanka Premier League 

1. New Zealand player in LPL 2024

  • Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Colin Munro, and Mark Chapman

2. Bangladesh player in LPL 2024

  • Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Taskin Ahamed

3. West Indies player in LPL 2024

  • Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, and Andre Fletcher

4. England player in LPL 2024

Reece Topley 

5. Afghanistan player in LPL 2024

  • Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib and Ibrahim Zadran

6. Australian player in LPL 2024

  • Usman Khawaja, Jason Behrendorff,

7. South African player in LPL 2024

  • Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Lungi Ngidi, 

8. Pakistan player in LPL 2024

  • Naseem Shah, Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Nawaz 

The auction date for the Lanka Premier League is yet to be announced. Here are the teams of the Lanka Premier League

Lanka Premier League teams 

  1. B-Love Kan
  2. Colombo Strikers 
  3. Dambulla Aura 
  4. Galle Titans 
  5. Jaffna Kings 

B-Love Kandy Squad won the 2023 i.e. fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League by chasing a total of 147 runs in 19. 5 losing just 5 wickets over posted by Dambulla Aura Squad in the finals.

The Jaffna franchise is the most successful and has won three titles while the Kandy franchise has won only one title recently in 2023.

Fixtures of Lanka Premier Leagues

July 1 
Match 1: Kandy vs Aura

July 2
Match 2: Jaffna Kings vs Galle Titans
Match 3: Colombo Strikers vs Candy

July 3 
Match 4: Aura vs Jaffna Kings
Match 5: Galle Titans vs Colobo Strikers

July 5
Match 6: Galle Titans vs Jaffna Kings 

July 6
Match 7: Kandy vs Colombo Strikers
Match 8: Aura vs Jaffna Kings

July 7
Match 9: Galle Titans vs Kandy
Match 10: Colombo Strikers vs Aura

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July 9
Match 11: Kandy vs Jaffna Kings
Match 12: Aura vs Galle Titans 

July 10
Match 13: Colombo Strikers vs Jaffna Kings 
Match 14: Galle Titans vs Kandy 

July 13
Match 15: Jaffna Kings vs Kandy 

July 14
Match 16: Aura vs Galle Titans 
Match 17: Colombo Strikers vs Jaffna Kings

July 15
Match 18: Kandy vs Aura 
Match 19: Colombo Strikers vs Galle Titans

July 16 
Match 20: Aura vs Galle Titans 

 Both the Playoff matches will be played on July 18 and on July 20 eliminated teams from the Playoffs will compete for 3rd position whereas the Finals of the Lanka Premier League will be played on 21 July.

Who do you think will emerge as the highest player to get bid for the highest amount in this Lanka Premier League Auction? 

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