Colombo Kings let down by one bad day with the bat

The Colombo Kings quite literally ruled the league stage of the Lanka Premier League, easily topping the leaderboard, but had an ‘off-day’ at perhaps the worst possible time, the semi-finals. The Campaign Arguably the best team on paper coming into the...

Uncapped talents unearthed – LPL 2020

The inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League has come to an end and Jaffna Stallions were crowned as the deserving champions under the leadership of Thisara Perera. But the actual winner was Sri Lanka as there were many untouched...

Lanka Premier League exceeds expectations despite the risks

After facing several obstacles before the start of the tournament, many doubted the success of the Lanka Premier League. But, against all odds, Jaffna Stallions won the inaugural edition as the competition ended on the 16th of December with...

ThePapare.com’s Team of the Tournament – LPL 2020

The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League had some consistent performers over three weeks. Here are eleven of the best, making our star-studded team of the tournament, led by the championship winning skipper Thisara Perera. Top Four Danushka Gunathilaka (Galle...

Could-have-beens cost the Tuskers

The Kandy Tuskers came into the Lanka Premier League 2020 depleted, however, threatened to cause some upsets in the early stages of the tournament before falling away to finish 5th in the table and subsequently were knocked out after...
Fast Bowling

The Science behind Lee, Malinga, Archer & Co

Fast bowling is an art; rare, complex, and demanding of the body. Only a few hundred people have pulled it off successfully. So, what makes this art form so distinctive? What do these Lee’s and Malinga’s do that many...
Malinga

Malinga – The Tactician

If fast bowling was an art, Malinga would not be the Picasso of it. He’d probably be the Keith Haring or Banksy. Both world-famous revolutionary artists who broke the barriers which confined art to the elite and brought it...

Uncapped players in 2020 Lanka Premier League

The much-awaited inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League (LPL) is set to get underway on the 26th of November 2020. The tournament will be a golden opportunity for young Sri Lankan players to display their talent and to absorb...

Pulina Tharanga: The orphan who made it to a World Cup

“Pulina Tharanga” Jon Lewis said, with no uncertainty in his voice, when it was his turn to pick a local player for team Dambulla Hawks at the player draft of the inaugural Lankan Premier League. Lewis took no time to...
Who nailed the player draft

Who nailed the player draft? – Squad breakdown | LPL

The player draft of the inaugural Lanka Premier League was held on the 19th of October and each franchise was allowed to pick 20 players for their squad respective squads, including 14 locals and 6 overseas players. Except for the...

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