Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has joined up with the Colombo Kings ahead of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL), held in Sri Lanka from 26th November.
The top run-scorer of the 2020 Vitality Blast travels to Sri Lanka to feature in a Kings squad including fellow Englishman, Surrey’s Laurie Evans, captained by former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews and coached by former Worcestershire, Hampshire & Lancashire seamer Kabir Ali.
Bell-Drummond scored 423 runs at an average of 42.30 in England’s premier domestic T20 tournament this Summer, at an impressive strike rate of 154.94. The right-hander also captained the Spitfires in eight Blast matches in 2020, winning five including an incredible last-ball run out from ‘DBD’ to help secure victory over the Sussex Sharks.
Five teams based in various Sri Lankan cities will play a total of 23 matches in a league format, with the top four teams qualifying for the playoffs. The LPL Final will take place at MRIC Stadium in Hambantota on Wednesday 16th December.