Sri Lanka Cricket announced the players that have been pre-signed by the five franchise teams of the league, focusing on the 4th edition of the Lanka Premier League 2023 (LPL 2023).
LPL 2023 is scheduled to be held from July 30 to August 20, 2023. LPL 2023 Auction will be conducted on June 14, 2023 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.
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Babar Azam is set to play for the Colombo Strikers alongside Pakistan teammate Naseem Shah. This will be Babar’s first stint in the LPL. Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana and Chamika Karunaratne complete the list of four players named to feature for Colombo Strikers.
Fakhar Zaman is the other international name from Pakistan set to play in the competition. He will be part of the Kandy Falcons’ setup for the tournament which will also be his first outing in the league.
Matthew Wade has also been named as an overseas signing for Dambulla Aura. He will step out alongside South Africa fast-bowler Lungi Ngidi, as well as top-order batters Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando.
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The other biggest overseas names announced are David Miller and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who will play for Jaffna Kings and Kandy Falcons respectively.
Sri Lanka players Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera have also been announced.
LPL 2023: List of players pre-signed by each Lanka Premier League team
Colombo Strikers: Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah and Chamika Karunaratne.
Dambulla Aura: Mathews Wade, Kusal Mendis, Lungi Ngidi and Avishka Fernando.
Jaffna Kings: David Miller, Thisara Perera, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Maheesh Theekshana.
Kandy Falcons: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga, Fakhar Zaman and Angelo Mathews.