Dale Steyn all set to play for Kandy Tuskers in LPL 2020

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Steyn shall be eager to place up an excellent present within the LPL after a forgettable outing within the IPL.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photos)

Kandy Tigers have roped in South Africa legend Dale Steyn for the upcoming first version of the Lanka Premier League. The event’s official Twitter deal with confirmed the information on the social media platform on Sunday. Steyn just lately turned up for Royal Challengers Bangalore within the thirteenth version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

LPL 2020 is scheduled to start on November 26. It was initially alleged to be performed in August however Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) needed to postpone the occasion because of the coronavirus pandemic. The whole event shall be performed on the Sooriyawewa Stadium. The 2 semi-finals are slated for December 13 and 14, with the finale on December 16.

Even earlier than the beginning, the event has suffered a number of setbacks with a number of large names pulling out as a result of numerous causes. In such a situation, Dale Steyn’s addition will certainly present some much-needed star-power to the event. The Kandy franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s brother Sohail.

Steyn shall be eager to place up an excellent present within the LPL after a forgettable outing within the IPL. The legendary pacer spent more often than not within the UAE on the bench. He managed to play simply two video games and failed to choose up a single wicket whereas conceding 57 and 43 runs. Kandy shall be hoping that their star man lives as much as the expectations within the coming days.

Steyn is without doubt one of the most embellished and skilled pacers of this technology. The 37-year previous has performed a complete of 223 T20s to date and has picked up 257 wickets. In worldwide cricket, he has picked up a powerful 699 wickets throughout the three codecs.

The withdrawals from LPL

Earlier than the beginning of the event, numerous large names have pulled out of it citing numerous causes. Earlier this week, West Indies celebrity Chris Gayle confirmed his withdrawal. He was alleged to play for Kandy. Together with him, Liam Plunkett additionally pulled out. The previous England pacer was additionally alleged to play for Kandy.

Sri Lanka’s most embellished T20 participant Lasith Malinga has pulled out too, citing insufficient preparation time. Amongst different large names who’ve determined towards enjoying in LPL 2020 are Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Faf du Plessis, Ravi Bopara.

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