Afghanistan Players are always in demand in every T20 league worldwide, which is one of the reasons for their rise in the T20 format. Six Afghanistan players in Lanka Premier League 2022 will represent three franchises. A list of complete Afghanistan cricketers in the LPL 2022 2022 is mentioned below.
Afghanistan Players in Lanka Premier League 2022
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Waqar Salamkheil
- Karim Jannat
- Noor Ahmad
- FazlHaq Farooqi
Previously we had seen in global T20 leagues that only Afghan spinners got picked by the franchise, but in LPL, it is their Fast Bowlers are the preferred options for different LPL franchises.
Colombo Stars Afghanistan Players in Lanka Premier League 2022
Colombo Stars picked 3 out of the 6 Afghan players in LPL this year. They opted for the pace bowling trio of Karim Jannat, Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazlhaq Farooqi. The pace bowling trio relies more on variations, which is needed in Sri Lankan conditions.
Fazl and Naveen have a great reputation in T20 Cricket, both having good economy rates and the ability to take wickets at the top and in the later part of the innings. Karim Jannat is also quite good with the ball.
Afghanistan Players in Dambulla Giants for LPL 2022
Noor Ahmad, the left-arm wrist spinner from Afghanistan, will be a part of Dambulla Giants in LPL 2022. Noor has 43 wickets in 43 T20s at an average of 27 and an economy rate of 7. He is still in teen but has already played for Quetta Gladiators, Gujarat Titans, Melbourne Renegades and Karachi Kings in top-rated T20 leagues.
Afghanistan Cricketers in LPL 2022 Jaffna Kings
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the wicket-keeper batter from Afghanistan, will be a part of Jaffna Kings in LPL 2022. Gurbaz averages 26 in the T20 format with a strike rate of 151. He is one of the most dangerous batters in the world regarding utilizing the Power Play overs, and his wicket-keeping skills are a bonus.
Left-arm wrist spinner Waqar Salamkheil will also play for Jaffna Kings alongside Gurbaz. Waqar has 33 wickets in his 23-match young T20 career with his left-arm leg spin bowling style. He has also represented Peshawar Zalmi and Guyana Amazon Warriors in PSL and CPL, respectively.