The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is Sri Lanka’s biggest franchise-based professional T20 cricket competition. Every year, T20 teams from various Sri Lankan cities compete in the competition. The LPL features many great cricketers and seasoned T20 stars, making it an attractive proposition for both cricket fans and bettors throughout the world. The tournament’s enormous broadcast reach guarantees that the league is well-known. Lanka Premier League betting has become quite popular since the launch of the tournament.

The wide broadcast reach of the tournament ensures that the league is followed widely. Those players who perform rise to prominence and attract the attention of franchises of other bigger leagues like the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League.

Here, we will talk about the Lanka Premier League betting and how you can place a bet on the Lanka Premier League.

Delayed start to the 2021 edition of Lanka Premier League

The original schedule of the 2021 season kept the start for July 30 with the final on August 22, 2021. On July 9, it was announced that the second season will be rescheduled to be played between November 19 and December 12, 2021, since a lot of overseas players were unable to play during the earlier dates.

Closer to these dates, the Lanka Premier betting sites will have all the odds-related information for you to invest your money on 2021 Lanka Premier betting.

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Who are the 2021 Lanka Premier League Betting favorites?

There are five teams that comprise the Lanka Premier League: Colombo Kings, Kandy Tuskers, Jaffna Stallions, Galle Gladiators, and Dambulla Viiking. Three of these franchises – Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking and the defending champions Jaffna Stallions have been deemed defunct by the Sri Lankan board.

With slots left to be filled by three new franchises and a plethora of top T20 professionals from around the world that have signed up for the 2021 LPL Draft, the second season is going to be a keenly fought affair.

Out of the two currently functioning teams – Dambulla Gladiators and Kandy Tuskers, the former seems to be a more settled team and look set to be the favorites for the 2021 edition of LPL. The Gladiators, led by Pakistan veteran and icon Shahid Afridi, are likely to get the best Lanka Premier League odds to win the tournament. Do watch out for this team when you sign up to place your bet on the Lanka Premier League.

2021 Lanka Premier League Betting Odds

The betting odds for 2021 LPL have not come out yet. We will update the page with the odds as soon as they are out.

Lanka Premier League Betting Tips

While placing a bet on the Lanka Premier League, you may be tempted to put your money on the seasoned overseas stars. However, be mindful that this is a new T20 competition. The performance of the local Sri Lankan talent will prove to be crucial for the success of any team in the LPL. Therefore, punt on the local talent, and who knows you may become the champion of Lanka Premier League betting.

The same can be said about the final Lanka Premier League odds when they are out. Rest assured that all the information required on the 2021 Lanka Premier League betting will be provided right here before the start of season 2.

Where will 2021 LPL be played?

The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota is selected as the venue to host all the matches of the 2021 Lanka Premier League. The venue hosted all the LPL matches last time. Hambantota has hosted high-profile games in the past, having debuted during the 2011 50-over World Cup, and has hosted an overall of seven T20 internationals with the teams batting first having won 5 of those encounters.

2021 Lanka Premier League Squads 

Here are the Lanka premier league squads:

Jaffna Stallions*

Thisara Perera (captain), Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Chatarunga da Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Binura Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kanagarathinam Kabilraj, Suranga Lakmal, Maheesh Theekshana, Sebastianpillai Vijeyaraj, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nuwanidu Fernando, Theivendiram Dinoshan.

Overseas players: Kyle Abbott (SA), Johnson Charles (WI), Tom Moores (ENG), Duanne Olivier (SA), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Usman Shinwari (AFG).

Colombo Kings*

Angelo Mathews (Captain), Amila Aponso, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Thikshila de Silva, Lahiru Udara, Tharindu Kaushal, Navod Paranavithana, Kalana Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Himesh Ramanayake, Tharindu Ratnayake, Isuru Udana.

Overseas players: Andre Russell (WI), Jeffrey Vandersay (SA), Ravinderpal Singh (CAN), Qais Ahmad (AFG), Karim Sadiq (AFG), Manpreet Gony (IND), Laurie Evans (ENG).

Galle Gladiators

Sahan Arachchige, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohamed Shiraz, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Thushara, Duvindu Tillakaratne.

Overseas players: Shahid Afridi (captain), Abdul Nasir (PAK), Ahsan Ali (PAK), Azam Khan (PAK), Hazratullah Zazai (AFG), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Chadwick Walton (WI), Waqas Maqsood (PAK).

Dambulla Viiking*

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Ashen Bandara, Sachindu Colombage, Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Angelo Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Upul Tharanga, Pulina Tharanga.

Overseas players: Anwar Ali (PAK), Aftab Alam (AFG), Samit Patel (ENG), Samiullah Shinwari (AFG), Paul Stirling (IRE), Sudeep Tyagi (IND).

Kandy Tuskers

Kusal Perera (captain), Kavishka Anjula, Chamikara Edirisinghe, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Nishan Madushka, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Ishan Jayaratne, Kevin Koththigoda, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lahiru Samarakoon.

Overseas players: Naveen-ul-Haq (AFG), Munaf Patel (IND), Irfan Pathan (IND), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG), Sohail Tanvir (PAK), Brendan Taylor (ZIM).

* Denotes teams that have been defunct.

2021 LPL Draft – Which players have signed up?

The tournament organizers announced an impressive list of following players that have put their hand up to be part of the LPL player Draft. This makes the upcoming season an exciting prospect for fans and bettors who can look forward to online Lanka Premier League betting.

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Mehdy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das & Soumya Sarkar.

Australia

Usman Khawaja, Ben Dunk & Callum Ferguson

West Indies

Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Johnson Charles & Rowman Powell

Pakistan

Haris Sohail, Waqas Maqsood, Muhammed Hasnain, Mohammed Irfan, Shoaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Anwar Ali & Ammad Butt

South Africa

Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese, Jon Jon Trevor Smuts, Morne Morkel, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi & Hardus Viljoen

Afghanistan

Asghar Afghan, Mohammed Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen Ul Haq, Usman Shinwari, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Naveen ul Haq & Qais Ahmad

Nepal

Sandeep Lamichhane

USA

Ali Khan

Zimbabwe

Brendan Taylor

It should be noted that some overseas players in the above list played in the 1st season and have thrown in their names at the LPL-2 Draft in order to get a better deal.

2020 Lanka Premier League Results

The inaugural edition of the LPL was played among five teams in a round-robin format where each team faced an opponent twice before the semi-finals. Ultimately, Jaffna Stallions beat the Galle Gladiators in the final by 53 runs to be crowned the inaugural champions of LPL. Jaffna had beaten Dambulla Viiking by 37 runs in the second semifinal.

Gladiators’ Danushka Gunathilaka topped the league batting charts by scoring 476 runs in 10 games at an average of 59.50 with four fifties and a strike rate of 144.68. With the ball, leggie Wanindu Hasaranga of the Stallions topped the wickets tally with 17 scalps in 10 games at an average of 11.29 and a remarkable economy rate of 5.18. These two players are expected to have the best Lanka Premier League odds this time to repeat their solid show from the 1st edition.

2020 LPL Points Table

Team Matches Won Lost N/R Points NRR
Colombo Kings 8 6 2 0 12 0.448
Dambulla Viiking 8 5 2 1 11 -0.191
Jaffna Stallions 8 4 3 1 9 0.788
Galle Gladiators 8 2 6 0 4 -0.203
Kandy Tuskers 8 2 6 0 4 -0.771

Top-4 teams played the knockout semi-finals.

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