In the next month, IPL Auction 2022 is expected to start. In the Lanka Premier League 2021, some of the biggest names in world cricket have reached Sri Lanka to participate, just before the mega auction.
The inaugural edition of the LPL took place the previous year, with the Jaffna Stallions as champions. Due to some of the off-field reasons, 04 of the 05 Lanka Premier League franchises that participated last year had an unpleasant experience.
The Kandy Warriors, Colombo Stars, Jaffna Kings, and Dambulla Giants are the new teams in the LPL 2021. In LPL 2020, Galle Gladiators are the only franchise that played and as well and know they are a part of the upcoming season.
IPL Auction 2022
Let’s take a look at 05 names that could bag a contract at IPL Auction 2022. If, they impress the IPL franchise owners by performing well in the Lanka Premier League 2021.
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Galle Gladiators
- Tom Banton, Colombo Stars
- Wanindu Hasaranga, Jaffna Kings
- Charith Asalanka, Kandy Warriors
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jaffna Kings
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Galle Gladiators
In the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Galle Gladiators skipper Bhanuka Rajapaksa performed well and also in the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021. Although his teams Chennai Braves & Sri Lanka could not win the 02 tournaments Rajapaksa’s performances impressed the fans.
In his T20 career, the top-order batter has scored 1,813 runs so far, by smashing 10 fifties, at a batting strike rate of 135.80. If he performs well in the Lanka Premier League, then he will definitely earn his 1st contract at IPL Auction 2022.
Tom Banton, Colombo Stars
Tom Banton made his IPL debut in 2020. He is a Colombo Stars wicket-keeper batter, opted out of the 2021 season due to personal reasons. And now Tom is likely to participate in the IPL Auction 2022.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Jaffna Kings
Wanindu Hasaranga made his debut in IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this year. He is a Jaffna Kings all-rounder. However, he is now all set to release ahead of IPL Auction 2022. Wanindu is a member of the Jaffna Kings Squad in LPL 2021.
In the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Wanindu Hasaranga was the highest wicket-taker. In that tournament, Wanindu won the Player of the Series award in (Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021). The all-rounder will now aim to continue his fine form for the top picks at IPL Auction 2022.
Charith Asalanka, Kandy Warriors
Charith Asalanka was a performer in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 for Sri Lanka. His performances helped him earn a place in the Team of the Tournament.
Asalanka is a member of the Kandy Warriors squad in the ongoing LPL. If he performs consistently, he will definitely bag a deal at IPL Auction 2022.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jaffna Kings
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a member of squad Jaffna Kings. He is a batter and made a name for himself with his explosive batting performances in several matches. Gurbaz is 20-year-old and has scored 1,285 runs in Just 54 balls, T20 innings at a strike rate of 148.72.