After finishing his stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Dale Steyn is ready to function within the inauguration version of Lanka Premier League (LPL), scheduled to start on November 26.
Earlier, Chris Gayle, who was additionally set to play for Kandy Tusker, pulled out of the league albeit the franchise doesn’t inform in regards to the purpose for his withdrawal. However the addition of Dale Steyn can even make the franchise, owned by Bollywood mega-star Salaman Khan’s household, stronger.
LPL, on their official social media deal with knowledgeable in regards to the inclusion of Dale Steyn in Kandy Tusker’s squad.
“South Africa Quick Bowler Dale Steyn joins Kandy Tuskers franchise. @KandyTuskers @DaleSteyn62,” LPL tweeted.
— Lanka Premier League (@LPLt20official) November 22, 2020
Dale Steyn’s LPL efficiency will determine his future in IPL:
Dale Steyn featured in solely three matches within the just lately concluded IPL 2020. He was costly whereas additionally had misplaced the knack of choosing wickets. The Proteas notched just one wicket whereas registered a poor economic system fee of 11.40. Will probably be fascinating to see how LPL 2020 seems for him. As a result of this league is prone to determine whether or not RCB will retain him or not for the following version.
Nicely, an increasing number of troubles have brewed in Lanka Premier League though solely 5 days are left within the inauguration of the match. A few gamers, together with Sohail Tanvir, had returned optimistic for the coronavirus and have been remoted. However, star gamers like Lasith Malinga, Sarfaraz Khan and a few others have withdrawn their names.
Nevertheless, amid all of the chaos, Sri Lanka Cricket Board is adamant to arrange the league. Sony Photos Community India and Sky Sports activities have clinched the broadcasting deal of LPL 2020, which is able to span for 21 days throughout which 23 matches, together with eight doubleheaders, might be performed.
Colombo Kings and Kandy Tusker will play the season opener on November 26 on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Worldwide Cricket Stadium. The grand finale might be performed on December 16.