LPL: Afridi will captain the Galle Gladiators


Colombo: The captain of the Galle Gladiators team in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) has been handed over to former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, while South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will be seen playing for the Candy Tuskers team. Candy Tuskers tweeted Stan from his official handle on Sunday, informing Stan of joining the team. “We are thrilled to announce that Dale Steyn, one of the greatest bowlers of our time, will join the team,” tweeted the Tuskers. Earlier this week, the Kandy Tuskers were recalled by West Indies batsman Chris Gayle from the tournament last week. There was a strong shock. South African fast bowler Dale Steyn also confirmed this news by tweeting. He tweeted, see you soon in Sri Lanka. I will join my team Candy Tuskers this week. It will be fun to meet my old friends and play cricket with them. For 37-year-old Stan, the recently concluded 13th edition of IPL was nothing special and he only got a chance to bowl in two matches, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Could not show anything special. At the same time, the franchise has given information about Shahid Afridi’s captaincy to Galle Gladiators from his official Twitter. The team tweeted, Galle Gladiators has made superstar Shahid Afridi the captain of the team and Bhanuka Rajapaksa as the vice-captain. The 40-year-old Shahid Afridi has scored 1416 runs in 99 T20 matches. He recently played for the Multan Sultans team in Pakistan Super League in Karachi. In this tournament, he took three wickets in two matches and scored 12 runs. It is worth noting that the event of Lanka Premier League starts from 26 November and a total of 23 matches will be played in it. The final of this tournament will be played on 16 December.


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