Did you know how many Sri Lankan players played in the IPL .?

By Ishrath Imtiaz 

Indian Premier League (IPL) One of the most loved & most-attended T20 league around the cricket world hosted by BCCI – This years IPL is scheduled to be played in UAE due to COVID.

The UAE Edition of the IPL would be its 13th edition  and so far 748 Players have signed up by respective franchisers / played in the IPL.  Despite being a dominant force in the t20 area only 25 of Sri Lankan players so far had got the opportunity to play in this high profile league .

Here are the Sri Lankan Cricketers who has played in IPL  so far. 

1. Lasith Malinga 

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Sri Lankan Pacer Slinger – Lasith Malinga has played in 11 seasons out of 13 seasons. This year Malinga set to miss IPL due personal reasons.

2008 to 2017 – Mumbai Indians
2019 – Mumbai Indians


2. Thisara Perera

Iron Man Thisara Perera another famous name in T20 leagues has represented 6 teams in IPL History.

2010 – Chennai Super Kings
2011 – Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012 – Mumbai Indians
2013 SunRisers Hyderabad
2014 – Kings XI Punjab
2015 – Kings XI Punjab
2016 – Rising Pune Supergiant


3. Angelo Mathews

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Former Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews has managed to play in 7 seasons for 3 different franchise.

2009 – Kolkata Knight Riders
2010 – Kolkata Knight Riders
2011 – Pune Warriors India
2012 – Pune Warriors India
2013 – Pune Warriors India
2015 – Delhi Daredevils
2017 – Delhi Daredevils


4. Mahela Jayawardene 


Current Mumbai Indians Head Coach Mahela Jayawardene has managed to play 6 editions of IPL.

2008 – Kings XI Punjab
2009 – Kings XI Punjab
2010 – Kings XI Punjab
2011 – Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012 – Delhi Daredevils
2013 – Delhi Daredevils


5. Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara also has managed to play 6 editions

2008 – Kings XI Punjab
2009 – Kings XI Punjab
2010 – Kings XI Punjab
2011 – Deccan Chargers
2012 – Deccan Chargers
2013 – SunRisers Hyderabad


6. Muttiah Muralitharan

A man with many world records under his name Muttiah Muralitharan has played for 3 franchisers in IPL history and now he is serving as the bowling coach as well as mentor for SunRisers Hyderabad.

2008 – Chennai Super Kings
2009 – Chennai Super Kings
2010 – Chennai Super Kings
2011 – Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012 – Royal Challanegrs Bangalore
2013 – Royal Challanegrs Bangalore
2014 – Royal Challanegrs Bangalore


7. Tillakaratne Dilshan

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TM Dilshan has played 6 seasons of IPL for 2 Franchisers.

2008 – Delhi Daredevils
2009 – Delhi Daredevils
2010 – Delhi Daredevils
2011 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
2013 – Royal Challengers Bangalore


8. Farveez Maharoof

Farveez Maharoof hard working former all rounder has played for Delhi Daredevils in 3 IPL editions.

2008 – Delhi Daredevils
2009 – Delhi Daredevils
2010 – Delhi Daredevils


9. Chaminda Vaas

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One of best left arm fast bowler world has seen Chaminda Vaas  played for one franchisers in 3 editions of IPL.

2008 – Deccan Chargers
2009 – Deccan Chargers
2010 – Deccan Chargers


10. Sanath Jayasuriya

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Master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya also has played only 3 editions of IPL.

2008 – Mumbai Indians
2009 – Mumbai Indians
2010 – Mumbai Indians


11. Ajantha Mendis – 2008/09/10 Kolkata Knight Riders | 2013 Pune Warriors India

12. Nuwan Kulasekara – 2011 / 12 / 13 Chennai Super Kings

13. Thilan Thushara – 2009 / 10 Chennai Super Kings

14. Chamara Silva – 2008 / 09 Deccan Chargers

15. Nuwan Zoysa – 2008/09 Deccan Chargers

16. Chamara Kapugedera2008 Chennai Super Kings

17. Akila Dananjaya – 2013 Chennai Super Kings | 2018 Mumbai Indians

18. Suraj Randiv – 2011 / 12 Chennai Super Kings

19. Jeevan Mendis – 2013 Delhi Daredevils

20. Sachithra Senanayake – 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders

21. Kusal Perera – 2013 Rajasthan Royals

22. Dilhara Fernando – 2008/09/10/11 Mumbai Indians

23 Dushmantha Chameera – 2018 Rajasthan Royals

24. Asela Gunaratne – 2017 – Mumbai Indians

25. Nuwan Pradeep – 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore

26. Dinesh Chandimal – 2012 Rajastan Royals


Isuru Udana will be 27th Sri Lankan and only player to play the IPL 2020.

(NewsWire)

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