LPL Schedule 2022 – Lanka Premier League Match Dates, Schedule, Teams, and Venues

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Full coverage of LPL T20 2020, the Lanka Premier League Season 1 in 2020 with live scores, latest news, pictures, videos, Schedule, Fixtures and Results, and Ball by ball commentary with LPL squads and venues. The LPL 2020 is set to see 5 major teams in the 1st season.

The LPL Schedule 2020 by Sri Lanka Cricket Board is here for all the 23+ T20 matches that is set to begin this month on November 26. The  LPL 2020 schedule begins in November on Thursday 26 and the final will be played on Wednesday December 16 2020 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. There are total of 23 T20 matches that also include 2 semi-finals and the finals. Initially, these matches were scheduled to be played at multiple venues but have been now restricted to only one venue. These matches will be played between Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers. Each team in LPL 2020 schedule will play the other team twice this year.

See below for LPL schedule 2020 for each team this year. Each team plays the other team twice in the tournament. The final schedule has been finalized by the organizers now and you can find all the info on all venues, dates and time table here. Use the search below to filter LPL matches by venues, teams or timings. LPL 2020 Schedule times are given in GMT, IST and EST / Local Time for your convenience.

LPL Match Fixtures (By Date)

Match, Date, Timing & Venue
1st T20 | Thu Nov 26
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
2nd T20 | Fri Nov 27
Jaffna Stallions vs Galle Gladiators
8pm local | 2:30pm GMT | 9:30am ET | 8pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
3rd T20 | Sat Nov 28
Kandy Tuskers vs Dambulla Hawks
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
4th T20 | Sat Nov 28
Galle Gladiators vs Colombo Kings
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
5th T20 | Mon Nov 30
Dambulla Hawks vs Jaffna Stallions
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
6th T20 | Mon Nov 30
Kandy Tuskers vs Galle Gladiators
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
7th T20 | Tue Dec 01
Colombo Kings vs Dambulla Hawks
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
8th T20 | Tue Dec 01
Jaffna Stallions vs Kandy Tuskers
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
9th T20 | Thu Dec 03
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
10th T20 | Thu Dec 03
Dambulla Hawks vs Kandy Tuskers
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
11th T20 | Fri Dec 04
Colombo Kings vs Jaffna Stallions
8pm local | 2:30pm GMT | 9:30am ET | 8pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
12th T20 | Dec 05, Sat
Dambulla Hawks vs Galle Gladiators
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
13th T20 | Sat Dec 05
Kandy Tuskers vs Colombo Kings
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
14th T20 | Mon Dec 07
Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
15th T20 | Mon Dec 07
Jaffna Stallions vs Dambulla Hawks
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
16th T20 | Wed Dec 09
Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
17th T20 | Wed Dec 09
Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Hawks
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
18th T20 | Thu Dec 10
Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings
3:30pm local | 10am GMT | 5am ET | 3:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
19th T20 | Thu Dec 10
Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
20th T20 | Fri Dec 11
Dambulla Hawks vs Colombo Kings
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
Semi Final 1 | Sun Dec 13
TBC vs TBC
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
Semi Final 2 | Mon Dec 14
TBC vs TBC
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
Final | Wed Dec 16
TBC vs TBC
7:30pm local | 2pm GMT | 9am ET | 7:30pm IST
MRIC Stadium, Hambantota
Lanka Premier League (LPL) schedule may be subject to change for any reason as may be required in the sole discretion of SLCB.
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LPL Schedule PDF / Download Option

You can find complete details for the LPL Schedule as we provide several options for users to get PDF version or download PDF file for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) schedule. These options are available for downloading the schedule in different formats for the 1st Season of LPL in 2020. The following PDF and other formats (including images and calendar export i.e iCal, Google Calendar) provided by CricketSchedule.com are as following.

  1. Go to Download PDF page to download LPL Schedule 2020 in PDF format.
  2. Alternatively, download the fixtures image available on the PDF page.
  3. Download the Cricket Schedule Mobile App to keep track of each match.
  4. In addition to above you can also add alerts in your mobile by adding each match to iCal and Google Calendar and set alert before each time.

LPL Schedule by Team:

LPL schedule is now available for all six teams including Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers. Click on the team below to learn more about schedule and fixtures for that team.

1st Edition of Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020

The 2020 season of the Lanka Premier League, abbreviated as LPL T20 or LPL 2020, will be the 1st season of the LPL. Total of five teams including Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers will participate in LPL 2020 this year. The Lanka Premier League (LPL) will start on November 26. The first match of the LPL will be played between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers on Thursday November 26, 2020 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota.

The league will start on November 26 and will feature 23 matches. All these matches are restricted to the only venue at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota. due to the bio-secure requirements amid the pandemic. Spectators will not be allowed into the stadium. The semi-finals and final will also be played at the same venue. The league final will be played on Wednesday December 16, 2020.

LPL Points Table / Standings

Team M W L Pts RR Tie N/R
Colombo Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dambulla Viiking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Galle Gladiators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jaffna Stallions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kandy Tuskers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lanka Premier League (LPL) Sri Lanka – Coverage

The Lanka Premier League is Sri Lanka’s official T20 league which was inaugurated in the year 2020. This League is the successor of the defunct Super 4’s T20 and Sri Lankan Premier League.

Sri Lanka, despite being a strong international team featuring in the top-10 of ICC rankings, didn’t have a proper league of their own till 2020.

Earlier before 2011, Sri Lanka had only a domestic league where local players represented their state teams only.

In 2012, the Sri Lanka Cricket board had decided to start a franchise-based league modeled on the very successful Indian Premier League. In 2012 the first edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League was conducted successfully in the country.

The next year in 2013, the tournament was canceled off as the franchisee owners had failed to fulfill their payments before the deadline. The very next year in 2014, the tournament was called off due to lack of sponsorship and organization issues. Since then Sri Lanka didn’t have an official league that had overseas players and watched worldwide.

In 2018, the SLC board decided to restart the franchise league naming it the Lanka Premier League. However, the league was postponed many times due to administration issues with the SLC board.

Finally, on 26th November 2020,  the league was given a green signal as 70 overseas players had participated in this league along with local Sri Lankan Players.

Indian-based fantasy company MyCircle 11 is the official title sponsor of this league.

Because of the fact that the tournament was conducted in the COVID-19 pandemic times, all the matches were held in MRIC Stadium at Hambantota. The SLC had adopted England’s Standard operating Protocols where all players were quarantined for 7 days to enter into a biosecure bubble. All the matches were played behind closed doors (no crowd was allowed).

Jaffna Stallions are the defending champions of LPL. They have won the inaugural season by defeating the Galle Gladiators by 59 runs.

The next/upcoming edition of LPL is scheduled from 27th July 2021 to 19th August 2021. A new team from the eastern part of the country – Trincomalee is expected to take part in this upcoming tournament, hence making it a six-team league.

The LPL director – Mr. Ravin Wickramaratne is also looking to get at least two international icon A-grade players like Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers, Faf du Plessis in every team to lift the tournament to greater heights.

LPL Schedule Format:

A total of 23 matches are played in this tournament including the semi-finals and final. The matches are played in a round-robin where every team meets each other twice. With the addition of an extra team in the upcoming season, the matches will be extended to 33.

Each team will get to play 10 matches in the league stage.

Point System:

For a Win – 2 points

For a Loss – 0 points

For a No result – 1 point shared by each team

Based on the points, the teams with better points will be ranked higher in the points table. At the end of all 30 league stage matches, the top-4 teams will qualify for the playoffs (semi-final and final)

Play-offs

  1. Semi-Final 1 – The teams that have finished 1st and 4th will play the semi-final 1. The winner will qualify for the final and the loser is eliminated from the tournament.
  • Semi-Final 2 – The Teams that have finished 2nd and 3rd will play the semi-final 2. The winner will qualify for the final and the loser is eliminated from the tournament.
  • Final – The winners of both the semi-finals will play the final. The winner will eventually lift the title.

LPL Schedule: Teams Participating in this league

1. Jaffna Stallions

Jaffna Stallions is the successful team of LPL as they have won the inaugural season. This is owned by Rahul Sood who is CEO of UNIKM and Anandan Arnold. Thisara Perera is the captain of the team who had led the team to their maiden title in the 1st season.

 Number one T20I batsman, Dawid Malan is the only marquee overseas player in the team, while Thisara Perera is the other iconic local player.

The Motto of Jaffna Stallions is “to establish a professional cricket club that provides a pathway to excellence for local and national athletes”

2. Colombo Kings

Colombo Kings is a franchisee team owned by Murfad Mustafa who is a Dubai-based Indian businessman. This team finished at the top of the table by winning 6 out of 9 matches in the 2020 edition.

The icon player and the skipper of the team is Angelo Mathews while Andre Russell is the marquee foreign player. The team also has quality proteas batter like Faf Du Plessis and top Pakistani batting all-rounder, Mohammed Hafeez.

3. Dambulla Viikings

Dambulla Viikings is a franchisee of LPL whose brand is to go beyond the boundary line i.e involve people of all backgrounds to achieve a goal.  They are nicknamed #SonsOfThor. This team is owned by Bollywood actor Sachiin J. Joshi who is also a player and co-owner of India’s Celebrity Cricket League – the Telugu Warriors.

Sri Lanka’s all-rounder, Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the side and also the icon player, while David Miller is the marquee overseas player. Upul Tharagarga,  Carlos Brathwaite, Paul Stirling are the other top-rated overseas players. The Viikings finished second in the league stage of the 2020 edition.

4. Galle Gladiators

Galle Gladiators is a franchisee-owned by Nadeem Omar who also owns the Quetta Gladiators which is a team of the Pakistan Super League. The team finished 4th in the points table. Despite winning 3 out of 10 matches they were runner-up in the previous edition (2020)-

The team consists of Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi who is also the skipper of the side.  This franchise is a Pakistan-studded overseas side where players like Sarafaz Khan, Azam Khan, Abdul Nasir, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, and Shahid Afridi.  Five out of six members of support staff and administration are also Pakistani.

5.Kandy Tuskers

Kandy Tuskers is a team owned by Sohail Khan who is a Bollywood actor and co-owned by Abbas Munni. The Tuskers had a disappointing season in the first edition as they finished last (5th) with only 2 wins from 10 games.

Left-handed opener Kusal Perera is the skipper of the Tuskers while powerful legendary opener Chris Gayle is the marque overseas player. This team has a strong bowling department that includes players like Dale Steyn, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Irfan Pathan, Nuwam Pradeep, Liam Plunkett, etc.

6. Trincomalee

Trincomalee is the new team which will feature in the upcoming LPL 2022 tournament. The team hasn’t got any buyers yet but very soon will be bought by a high-profiled owner / company.

After getting the owners, the franchise will get the players in the draft system.

Team Records –

In the one season of LPL, Jaffna Stallions are the first and only champions of LPL. 

SEASONWINNERRUNNER-UPEDITION
1Jaffna StallionsGalle Gladiators2020
 Canceled due to the non-availability of players2021
2TBCTBC2022

Jaffna Stallions also have the highest win percentage (66.66) in the LPL history. Out of the 10 matches played so far, they have won 6 of them.

Finalist of 1st season, the Galle Gladiators have lost the most number of matches in LPL. They have lost 7 out of 10 matches so far in the tournament with a win percentage of just 30.

Player Records:

Danushka Gunathilaka of Galle Gladiators is the leading run-scorer of LPL. He has scored 476 runs in 10 matches at an average of 59.50 with a healthy strike rate of 144.68.

Top 10 Scorers

PLAYERRUNS
Danushka Gunathilaka [Galle Gladiators]476
Laurie Evans [Colombo Kings]289
Dasun Shanka [Dambulla Viiking]278
Avishka Fernando [Jaffna Stallions]275
Niroshan Dickwella [Dambulla Viiking]270
 Kusal Mendis [Kandy Tuskers]263
Thisara Perera [Jaffna Stallions]261
Dinesh Chandimal [Colombo Kings]246
Angelo Perera [Dambulla Viiking]227
10. Azam Khan [Galle Gladiators]215

It is a known fact that with good batters you win matches but quality bowlers win you tournaments. Wanindu Hasaranga of Jaffina Stallions has been a top bowler in the tournament who not only contained runs but also took wickets at regular intervals. He took 17 wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of just 5.18. Hasaranga was also awarded the player of the tournament for his consistent match winning performances for stallions.

Top 10 Wicket Takers

PLAYERWICKETS
Wanindu Hasaranga [Jaffna Stallions]17
Dhananjaya Lakshan [Galle Gladiators]13
Qais Ahmad [Colombo Kings]12
Lakshan Sandakan [Galle Gladiators]12
Mohammad Amir [Galle Gladiators]11
Duanne Olivier [Jaffna Stallions]10
Usman Shinwari [Jaffna Stallions]9
Asela Gunaratne [Kandy Tuskers]9
Anwar Ali [Dambulla Viiking]9
Andre Russell [Colombo Kings]8

Finally after a long wait, the  Lanka Premier League has become the brand of the country as well as the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. A lot of overseas players had appreciated their visit to Sri Lanka to play the LPL.

Despite the fact that LPL is not one of the most popular leagues around the world, the standard of cricket’s gameplay has remained stable. In the 1st season of LPL we saw great batting performances, individual brilliance, outstanding catches, strategic gameplans etc.

The league’s main priority is to develop and groom the local young talent of Sri Lanka for the international level. Hopefully, in the forthcoming years the LPL develops into a big mega league like IPL, PSL,BBL.

LPL T20 2022 Teams Squad

The 1st edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played between five teams including Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers will participate in LPL. Here is the complete squad list of all teams which will play 23 total T20 matches during Nov 26 – Dec 16, 2020.

Colombo Kings Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Manpreet Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ravinderpal Singh, Ashan Priyanjan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Ratnayake, Navod Paranavithana, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Karim Sadiq and Dhammika Prasad

Dambulla Viiking Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), David Miller, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Sachindu Colombage, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Sudeep Tyagi, Brendan Taylor and Kamran Akmal

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

Jaffna Stallions Squad: Thisara Perera (c), 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, Kanagarathinam Kabilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Ravi Bopara and Tom Moores

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, Kavishka Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamikara Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne, Irfan Pathan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Tanvir and Munaf Patel

Lanka Premier League (LPL) FAQs:

When is LPL 2020 scheduled?

The LPL league will start on Thursday November 26 and will feature 23 matches including semi-finals and finals. All matches will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota venue.

How many teams will participate in CPL 2020 this year?

A total of 5 teams including Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers will participate in LPL 2020 this year.

When is the LPL final match scheduled?

The final match of LPL T20 is scheduled on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota.

Learn more about Lanka Premier League (LPL T20):

CPL T20 Information on Wikipedia
Which teams are participating in LPL 2020, see blog
Follow your team fixtures on Cricketschedule.com
CPL T20 Official website for the tournament Visit site
Follow CPL20 updates on Twitter