Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-24 13:06:00
In a first, the BCCI has opened up Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to overseas players. A total of 292 cricketers will go under the hammer in the IPL auction slated to take place on Thursday. Around 30 of them will be from Sri Lanka. Here is the list of Sri Lankan players who have signed up for the mega auction:
In a first, the BCCI has opened up Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to overseas players.
The IPL auction is an annual event where players are bought and sold for a certain price. This year, Sri Lankan cricketers have also signed up for this opportunity as they look to make some quick cash during their time off from international cricket. The auction will take place on Thursday in Bangalore, India and there are currently four Sri Lankan players who have registered for it: Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana and Akila Dananjaya
A total of 292 cricketers will go under the hammer in the IPL auction slated to take place on Thursday.
The franchises will have a total purse of INR 1,80,00,00,000 (approx $2 billion) to spend at their discretion. The number and composition of players in each team is dependent on how much money they allocate for their squad. While teams like Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already retained several top players from their squads last year, others like Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have opted not to retain any player. As such, there are some big names who will be available for purchase in this year's auction that could potentially change the face of this season's T20 league.
Sri Lanka is a strong team in the IPL and has many players who are eligible to play in the league. A number of Sri Lankan players have been successful in the IPL, with some being regular members of their teams’ starting line-ups.
Sri Lanka is one of the strongest teams when it comes to producing fast bowlers with Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara having represented their country at World Cup events. Their batsmen are also quite good, with Kumar Sangakkara being the most successful among them so far.
Dhananjaya De Silva
Dasun Shanaka (Kegalle District)
Lakshan Sandakan (Jaffna District)
The following players have been auctioned:
Dinesh Chandimal is one of the best batsmen in the world today. He was instrumental in Sri Lanka's victory in the Nidahas Trophy, but he has also been known for his aggressive batting style. His aggressive batting style has often landed him in trouble, but his performance with both bat and ball has made him an important player for Sri Lanka.
Dhananjaya de Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was born on 3rd January 1990 in Colombo. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.
De Silva has represented Sri Lanka at youth level, being named in the squads for both under 19s and under 23s teams for the 2006/07 season. He made his first-class debut for Colombo Cricket Club against Sinhalese Sports Club at the age of 18 before going on to represent Sri Lanka A against Bangladesh A in 2010/11.
Akila Dananjaya is a Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for Sri Lanka in Tests and ODIs. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.
Dananjaya made his ODI debut against India on 29 August 2017, taking 4/34 in the first innings. This was his maiden international wicket of Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Kedar Jadhav respectively. On 7 September 2017 he took 5/37 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club Ground with the wickets of Shingi Masakadza (caught by Kusal Mendis), Solomon Mire (caught by Angelo Perera), Kyle Jarvis (lbw), Graeme Cremer (caught by Dhananjaya de Silva) and Blessing Muzarabani (stumped by Niroshan Dickwella).
In December 2018 he was named as captain of Bangladesh Premier League franchise Chittagong Vikings' squad for 2019 season.<
Dushmantha Chameera, who bowls right-arm fast, is a member of Sri Lanka's World Cup winning team in 2011. He also won the man of the match award for his performance against South Africa in the semifinals at his home ground of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
He became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL when he got rid of Rahul Dravid (caught), Yuvraj Singh (caught) and Steven Smith (LBW) in Kolkata Knight Riders' second match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur on May 26, 2013.
Shehan Jayasuriya is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He has played for Sri Lanka in all three formats of the game. He was also a member of the Sri Lankan squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
In December 2011, he made his first-class debut against Bangladesh A at Chittagong and later represented them in two unofficial Tests against Pakistan A at Benoni in 2012. On 7 January 2013, he made his ODI debut against South Africa during their tour to Sri Lanka where they won by 10 wickets with Jayasuriya scoring six runs from 8 balls while being dismissed by Johan Botha off 6 balls faced but got out off consecutive deliveries bowled by Lonwabo Tsotsobe as per reports on ESPNcricinfo.com
Dasun Shanaka is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who has played for Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19 and Sri Lanka. He made his international debut in a T20I against India in January 2019.
Lakshan Sandakan is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He is also a wicket-keeper and offbreak bowler.
He has played for Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under 19s and Sri Lanka Emerging Players as well as for Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club in domestic matches. He was called up to the national team for the series against India in 2016 after Rangana Herath injured his finger during the second Test match of that series, which ended with India winning 2–1.
Isuru Udana is a right-arm medium bowler and right-handed batsman. He has played in the first-class cricket for Nondescripts Cricket Club and Sri Lanka A.
He has represented Sri Lanka in the Under-19 cricket.
Angelo Mathews is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his One Day International debut in 2008. He made his Test debut in 2010.
Oshada Fernando is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He made his first-class debut for Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI in the 2017–18 Premier Trophy on 15 October 2017 against Kandurata Maroons.
Wanindu Hasaranga is a Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for the national team in Tests and ODIs. He is a left-handed batsman and also bowls right-arm medium-fast deliveries.
Wanindu made his Test match debut in August 2016 against India at Galle International Stadium, where he scored 83 runs not out.
In November 2017, he was named as the vice-captain of Sri Lanka's squad for Bangladesh tour in 2017–18.
He was the leading wicket taker of 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup with 14 wickets from 7 matches (11 innings).
Thisara Perera is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He plays in the all-rounder position. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler. He was born on 7 March 1990 in Colombo.
Perera made his Test debut against New Zealand at Galle International Stadium on 11 July 2012 where he bowled 4 overs without taking any wicket and scored 16 runs off 14 balls with a strike rate of 141.30 as an opener.
Kusal Perera is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born on 3rd November 1992.
Perera made his international debut in 2011, at the age of 19. He has played 23 Tests, averaging 31 runs per innings with one century and two fifties; in ODIs he has scored 1,651 runs at an average of 32 with four centuries and eight fifties; while in T20Is he has so far scored 459 runs at an average of 34 with three half-centuries.(Source: Wikipedia)
Dasun Shanaka is a Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays for the national team. He was born on 25th June 1994 in Colombo.
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