The 3rd edition of LPL 2022 is kicking off in the first week of December 2022, per the schedule announced by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. Some prime Pakistan players in the Lanka Premier League represent different franchises. This year nine Pakistan cricketers in LPL can be seen.
List of Pakistan Cricketers in Lanka Premier League 2022
Pakistani cricketers have been a regular feature of the Lanka Premier League since its inaugural edition. Four LPL teams have opted for Pakistani cricketers to complete their LPL squads this season. Following is the list of Pakistani Players in Lanka Premier League 2022:
- Asif Ali
- Azam Khan
- Haider Ali
- Shoaib Malik
- Imad Wasim
- Shahnawaz Dahani
- Faheem Ashraf
- Ahmed Daniyal
- Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pakistani Players in LPL 2022 Colombo Stars
Asif Ali will be the only Pakistani Player in Colombo Stars for LPL 2022. Asif Ali is widely known for his hard-hitting and excellent finishing ability. He has a strike rate of 147 in his T20 career. Besides regular features on the Islamabad United side, he has stints with Jamaica and St. Kitts franchises in CPL.
Pakistani Cricketers in LPL 2022 Dambulla Giants
The young Pakistan batter Haider Ali is part of the Dambulla Giants in LPL 2022. Haider Ali has a strike rate of 135 and has scored over 1800 runs in T20 cricket. In the PSL 2022, he is a platinum-category player. He also represented Jamaica in the CPL T20 league.
Kandy Falcons Pakistan Players in Lanka Premier League 2022
Fast bowler Ahmed Daniyal was picked up by Kandy Falcons, and this will be his first stint in LPL. Daniyal had previously represented Lahore Qalandars in PSL and played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League. In 20 T20s, he has 19 wickets, but he also has some batting potential.
Pakistani Players in Galle Gladiators 2022 Team
Galle Gladiators will have the highest representation of Pakistani Players in their team for LPL 2022. Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Azam Khan will play for Galle Gladiators in LPL 2022. Except for Azam Khan, all other 3 have played over 100 T20 matches in their careers, and Azam is not far behind either; he has played 85.
Azam Khan is an explosive batter who is a pure T20 specialist and has been in good form in CPL and Abu Dhabi T10 leagues. Faheem and Imad are highly useful with their bowling, and both can smack the ball a mile. Sarfaraz Ahmed provides the much-needed wicket-keeping advantage and can play spin quite well, which is necessary for Sri Lankan conditions.
Jaffna Kings Pakistan Players
Shoaib Malik and Shahnawaz Dahani will be a part of Jaffna Kings in LPL 2022. Shoaib Malik has been an integral part of Jaffna Kings. Malik was the Man of the Match of the first-ever LPL final and has been perhaps the most consistent T20 player. He is an excellent batter against the spin, which will once again help Jaffna Kings in LPL 2022.
Shahnawaz Dahani will make his LPL debut for Jaffna Kings, and he is one bowler who can generate genuine pace. Dahani is not in such a great touch lately, and this will be a worrying sign for Jaffna Kings in LPL 2022, but he has been a regular member of Karachi Kings in PSL since the last few editions.