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Kandy Tuskers


ABOUT

Full NameKandy Tuskers

Founded2020

Team Owner(s)Sohail Khan, Salman Khan

Prominent PlayersKusal Perera, Chris Gayle, Liam Plunkett, Kusal Mendis, Dilruwan Perera

SQUAD

PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Kamil Mishara Wicketkeeper Left Handed 20
Rovman Powell Batsman Right Handed 28
Charith Asalanka Batsman Left Handed 24
Angelo Perera Batsman Right Handed 31
Asela Gunaratne All Rounder Right Handed 35
Milinda Siriwardana All Rounder Left Handed 36
Kamindu Mendis All Rounder Left Handed 23
Ishan Jayaratne All Rounder Right Handed 32
Ayana Siriwadhana All Rounder Right Handed 22
Nimesh Vimukthi All Rounder - -
Lahiru Kumara Bowler Right Arm 24
Binura Fernando Bowler Left Arm 26
Kalhara Senarathne Bowler Right Arm 21
Shashika Dulshan Bowler Left Arm 21
Minod Bhanuka Wicketkeeper Left Handed 26
Devon Thomas Wicketkeeper Right Handed 32
Ahmed Shehzad Batsman Right Handed 30
Kennar Lewis Batsman Right Handed 30
Tillakaratne Sampath Batsman Right Handed 39
Al-Amin Hossain Bowler Right Arm 32
Sachindu Colombage Bowler Right Arm 23
Shiraz Ahmed Bowler Left Arm -
Tom Moores Wicketkeeper Left Handed 25
Ravi Bopara All Rounder Right Handed 36
ABOUT

The Kandy-based franchise called Kandy Tuskers will be one of the five teams to compete in the Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020. They will aim for the title win in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2020. The Tuskers have bowlers aplenty and just the right balance of big hitters in the batting department. They can beat any team on their day but can crumble pretty soon if the batsmen have anything close to an off-day. They will be playing the tournament opener against the Colombo Kings.


  1. Local Players
  2. Foreign Players
  3. Interesting Players to Watch out for
  4. Owners


Local Players


The Tuskers have signed aggressive batsmen like Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne for the inaugural edition of the LPL. The two Kusals will have to take responsibility for the batting if the other aggressive batsmen fail to get going. They will also be supported by the bowling all-rounder Dilruwan Perera.


They have plenty of bowlers to choose from and that is a good headache to have for a captain. Seamer Nuwan Pradeep will be leading the bowling attack for the Tuskers. Two spinners Seekkuge Prasanna and Lasith Embuldeniya might be the X-factors for the Kandy Tuskers if the pitches in Sri Lanka do not have a green covering lasting over the 21 days.


Foreign Players


The greatest-ever T20 batsman and self-proclaimed Universe Boss, Chris Gayle will be representing the Tuskers in the LPL. It will not be an exaggeration to say that if the Jamaican cricketer has a significant season, the Kandy side will have very less to do for winning the title. The southpaw can turn matches in his team’s favour very early into the innings and the pressure will be thrust on the opposition pretty soon.


Interesting Players to Watch out for


England seamer Liam Plunkett will tearaway batting attacks if the ball gets some spongy bounce. His front-on action produces the necessary pace to surprise batsmen at any point in the innings.


Owners


Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Sohail Khan have bought the Kandy Tuskers franchise.


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