The third edition of the Lanka Premier League is going to start on 6 December 2022. Initially, this league got postponed in July due to the economic crisis in the country. They had issues conducting that tournament properly at that time. Jaffna Kings will begin the tournament as the defending champions in the last two seasons.
They will play Galle Gladiators in the tournament opener in Hambantota. Big-name players like Hasaranga and Kusal Mendis will be in action. However, after such an economic crisis situation, this season will be a huge boost for Sri Lankan fans.
Here are the top three teams that can lift the trophy in the Lanka Premier League 2022:
This team can give good competition this team around as the franchise have gathered good quality players like Hasaranga, Carlos Brathwaite, and Dewald Brevis. Wanindu Hasaranga will be the captain of this team. He has enjoyed great form with the ball in recent times for Sri Lanka. In the Asia Cup 2022, Hasaranga took nine wickets in six matches.
Then, in the 20-20 World Cup, he was the highest wicket-taker as he picked up 15 wickets in eight matches. He is also the current number-one-ranked bowler in T20Is. So, he will look to guide Kandy Flacons to the glory this time around. In the last season of the Lanka Premier League, they finished last with four points in eight matches.