Lanka Premier League set to help Sri Lanka T20 woes & youngsters to showcase their skills

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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya, one of the most destructive batters of his era, said that the Lanka Premier League (LPL) is helping the country build its T20I arsenal and the national side will have a bright future ahead thanks to this league.

Jayasuriya had taken up a new role as the Brand Ambassador of the Lanka Premier League 2022. Along with this, he is also a mentor for the Kandy Falcons franchise and is now looking to give something back to the game and helping nurture young talent.

“This tournament is a great addition to the domestic cricket calendar and has found some great talents in Sri Lanka. It gives us an ideal platform to find and nurture the best cricketing talent. LPL is helping the country to build its T20I arsenal. I am sure that Sri Lanka national team will see lot of players from here, and I believe the national team has a bright future ahead of them,” Jayasuriya said, according to an LPL release.

Kandy Falcons have won 5 out of 6 matches played and are top of the table. Speaking about the team, he said, “The team has been performing exceptionally well. Players like Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga among others are giving their best. We have so many young players who have impressed. It is a learning curve for the domestic players playing along with international stars who have tons of experience.”

“I am also talking to the players, giving them advice, whenever they come up to me. I am always there to help them. They are always looking to learn, which is a good thing as you become better player by learning constantly,” he concluded.

Lanka Premier League will help youngsters showcase their skills globally: SL batter Kusal Mendis

Sri Lankan batter Kusal Mendis has said that the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will help youngsters showcase their skills on a global stage and many exciting players will represent the national side in the coming time.
The third edition of the Lanka Premier League is near halfway stage. With the league witnessing some nail-biting thriller matches and exhilarating performances from young domestic players, it has been a hit among cricket lovers and the audience who have been thronging to the stadiums daily to see the matches.

Kusal, who is also the captain of Galle Gladiators, said: “The Lanka Premier League will provide an opportunity to young Sri Lankan players to showcase their skills and talent on a global stage. They are learning so much from the international players who have tons of experience. This will help them in becoming better players in future. And not just young players, the league is also beneficial for national players as well as they are getting good game time which is crucial. I am sure that we will see many exciting young players playing for Sri Lanka national team in coming time.”

According to an LPL release, Kusal also spoke about how the league is important for the country.
“The appetite for cricket in this country is huge. As important it is for the players, the tournament is also bringing a positive vibe, a feeling of joy which the people of the country need right now,” he said.