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Sri Lankan Cricketers who has played in IPL

Indian Premier League (IPL) One of the most loved & most-attended T20 league around the cricket world hosted by BCCI – India during March / April / May of every year. Due to Covid 19 IPL 2020 postponed to September and it scheduled to start from 19th September 2020 in UAE.

There have been 12 seasons played so far in IPL and this year will be the 13th Edition. in this 13 years span there are 748 Players have signed up by respective franchisers / played in the IPL and only 21 of Sri Lankan players have gifted to get a chance to play in this global tournament.

Here is the List of Sri Lankan Cricketers who has played in IPL 

1. Lasith Malinga 

Lasith Malinga set to miss initial part of IPL in UAE - ExaVibes | Brings latest news and updates.

When it comes to IPL Cricket – 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

Angelo Mathews likely to miss IPL due to injury - Sportstar

Current Sri Lanka Cricket’s Best batsman 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

Kumar Sangakkara plays an attacking stroke | Photo | Indian Premier League | ESPNcricinfo.com

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President Kumar Sangakkara also has managed to play 6 editions same as his close friend Mahela Jayawardene.

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 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

Cricket Wallpapers: 2012 IPL Tillakaratne Dilshan Wallpaper

One of few Cricketers who has specific Cricketing shots under his Name inventor of “Dil Scoop”  – 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

LtoR Chaminda Vaas and Adam Gilchrist celebrate the dismissal of Lee Carseldine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

World’s one of best left arm fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has played only for one franchisers in 3 editions of IPL.

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

10. Sanath Jayasuriya

This day that year: Sanath Jayasuriya hammers Chennai Super Kings, scores a ton; watch video | Sports News,The Indian Express

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 Kapugedera – 2008 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

Isuru Udana will be 22nd Sri Lankan to play in IPL who is likely to get a place as a bowling all rounder in Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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