A total of 438 cricketers were shown availability for Lanka Premier League (LPL) Player Draft.
Sri Lanka has a list of 165 players that includes all the contracted and also central contracted cricketers, whilst from overseas there are 273.
In the draft held online, West Indies tale Chris Gayle was selected as one of international icons by Kandy Tuskers. Apart from Gayle, the Tuskers additionally grabbed Kusal Janith as the local icon while Liam Plunkett is the 2nd foreign player in the team.
Wahab Riaz and Naveen-ul-Haq are other foreign players those has been signed by Kandy Tuskers. The team additionally consists of leading Sri Lanka players like Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne and also Dilruwan Perera among others. The Tuskers additionally have former Sri Lankan captain Hashan Tillakaratne in its mentoring staff.
The tournament is scheduled to be played from November 26 to December 17 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Arena in Hambantota. A total amount of 23 matches will certainly be played over a duration of 15 days.
Updated Kandy Tuskers Squad
Kandy Tuskers Has Fulfilled Their Quota Of 6 Foreign Players By Signing Rahmanullah Gurbaz From Afghanistan. Earlier In Draft Kandy Tusker Drafted Chris Gayle, Wahab Riaz, Liam Plunkett And Naveen-ul-haq As Foreign Players. Then After Some Days Kandy Alos Bought Former Indian All Rounder Irrfan Pathan Which Took Their Foreign Player Tally To Six Players.
Kandy Tuskers Squad:
Local players: Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunerathne, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kavisha Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka Fernando, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne.
Overseas players: Dale Steyn, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Irfan Pathan, Sohail Tanveer, Munaf Patel, Brandon Taylor