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South Africa's Dale Steyn to join Kandy Tuskers squad for Lanka Premier League

South Africa’s Dale Steyn will be joining the Kandy Tuskers squad for the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the inaugural edition of which is slated to begin from Thursday.

Dale Steyn

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2020 10:31 AM GMT

COLOMBO: South Africa's Dale Steyn will be joining the Kandy Tuskers squad for the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the inaugural edition of which is slated to begin from Thursday.

"We are also thrilled to announce that one of the greatest bowlers of all time Dale Steyn will join the Kandy Tuskers squad!" the franchise said on their official Twitter handle.

Earlier, Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor joined the squad for the tournament where Tuskers are slated to face Colombo Kings in the opening match. "We are excited to announce that Brendan Taylor has joined #TuskerNation!" Tuskers said in another tweet.

Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett, who were slated to play for Tuskers, had pulled out of the event.

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik, who was also slated to play for the franchise in the LPL, tested positive for Covid-19. "Unfortunately Shoaib Malik, our own Kandy Tusker has tested positive for Covid-19. We hope he has a speedy recovery and is back in time for the LPL," the franchise informed on Friday. IANS


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