David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi join 2023 LPL

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Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has been signed by Dambulla Aura for this year’s edition of the Lanka Premier League.

Proteas team-mates Tabraiz Shamsi and David Miller have been recruited by the Galle Gladiators and David Miller, respectively. Miller is currently with the Gujarat Titans for the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The LPL has featured other South Africans in the past, including fast bowler Duane Olivier and leg-spinner Imran Tahir.

This will be the fourth edition of the LPL, which started in 2019 and has been hosted in Hambantota and Colombo. The Jaffna Kings are the reigning champions.

The 2023 tournament is scheduled to start in late July and, in part, will overlap with the Caribbean Premier League. The 2023 LPL will be preceded by a player auction.

“We have to release players for the Caribbean Premier League, which will start on 25 August,” said LPL tournament director Samantha Dodanwela.

This will likely include Miller, who represent the Barbados Royals in the CPL.

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Players signed before 2023 LPL auction

Colombo Strikers

  • Babar Azam (Pakistan)
  • Matheesha Pathirana (Sri Lanka)
  • Naseem Shah (Pakistan)
  • Chamika Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)

Dambulla Aura

  • Matthew Wade (Australia)
  • Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
  • Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)
  • Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)

Jaffna Kings

  • David Miller (South Africa)
  • Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
  • Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)

Kandy Falcons

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
  • Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
  • Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

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