LPL 2020: Irfan Pathan makes a comeback, to play in Lanka Premier League

India’s electrifying former all-rounder Irfan Pathan will be back in action and you can catch a glimpse of him in Sri Lanka’s inaugural Lanka Premier League. The much-awaited LPL is set to kick off on November 26 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.

Pathan arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday and will be playing for the Kandy Tuskers. Kandy will be featuring in the first match of the tournament where they will take on Colombo Kings.

Pathan who last played for India back in 2012, will be in the thick of things once again. Ahead of this ‘new journey’, he took to his Twitter account where he wrote, “In Srilanka for the #LPLT20 looking forward to this new journey… #cricket.”

The Lanka Premier League will feature five franchisee teams, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna. The five teams will compete in 23 matches. Every day will have doubleheaders till the semi-finals on December 13 and 14, 2020. The final will be played on December 16.

Know your teams:

Colombo Kings Squad – Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Manpreet Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjan, Ravinderpal Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Ratnayake, Navod Paranavithana

Kandy Tuskers Squad – Kusal Perera, Chris Gayle, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kaveeshka Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamikara Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne

Jaffna Stallions Squad – Thisara Perera, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Asif Ali, Minod Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuwanidu Fernando

Galle Gladiators Squad – Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Amir, Danushka Gunathilaka, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardana, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohamed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sahan Arachchige, Duvindu Tillakaratne

Dambulla Hawks Squad – Paul Stirling, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Sachindu Colombage, Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Kavindu Nadeeshan