Colombo, Aug 11: The inaugural edition of Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) got under way on Saturday.
There are seven teams in the fray for SLPL 1. Each team can play a maximum of four foreign players in the playing XI.
The tournament will go on till August 31 with 24 matches to be played. After the league stage where each team plays the other once, the top four qualify for semi-finals.
Sri Lanka Premier League 2012 Squads
Basnahira Cricket Dundees: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Amal Athulamudali, Sanjaya Gangodawila, Nadeehra Nawala, Jeevan Mendis, Rangana Herath, Indika de Saram, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Jayaratne, Rushan Jaleel, Sachitra Serasinghe, Nuwan Pradeep, Thilan Tushara, Ishara Amerasinghe.
Overseas players: Daniel Smith (Australia), Dirk Nannes (Australia), Robin Peterson (South Africa), Tim Southee (New Zealand), Brad Hodge (Australia), Marlon Samuels (West Indies), Clint McKay (Australia), Cameron Borgas (Australia).
Coach: Duleep Mendis
Kandurata Warriors: Thilan Samaraweera (captain), Kumar Sangakkara (withdrawn because of finger injury), Thisara Perera, Sanath Jayasuriya, Malinda Warnapura, Chanaka Welegedara, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Tharanga Paranavitana, Romesh Buddika, Chintaka Perera, Kaushal Silva, Niroshan Dikwalla, Kosala Kulasekara, Kithruwan Vithanage, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Jeevantha Kulatunga.
Overseas players: Johan Botha (South Africa), Adam Voges (Australia), Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan), Chris Lynn (Australia), Dane Vilas (South Africa), Albie Morkel (South Africa), Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan), Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan).
Nagenahira Nagas: Angelo Mathews (captain), Nuwan Kulasekara, Angelo Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga, Udara Jayasundera, Kanishka Alvitigala, Sajeewa Weerakoon, Andy Solomons, Ishan Jayaratne, Charith Sylvester, TM Sampath, Sachith Pathirana, Suraj Randiv, Gayan Maneeshan, Chammera Dushmantha.
Overseas players: Ben Laughlin (Australia), Elias Sunny (Bangladesh), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Nasir Hossain (Bangladesh), Mitchell Marsh (Australia), Imran Nazir (Pakistan), Travis Birt (Australia), Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan).
Coach: Shane Duff (Australia)
Ruhuna Royals: Lasith Malinga (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Malinga Bandara, Kasun Madushanka, Dananja de Silva, Shanuka Dissanayake, Gayan Wijekoon, Chaminda Vidanapathirana, Chamara Silva, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dilruwan Perera, Ramith Rambukwella, Tharanga Lakshitha, Gihan Rupesinghe, Shaluka Karunanayake, Denuwan Rajakaruna.
Overseas players: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Aaron Finch (Australia), Jerome Taylor (West Indies), Daniel Harris (Australia), Ryan Harris (Australia), Nathan McCullum (New Zealand), Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Richard Levi (South Africa).
Coach: Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
Uthura Rudras: Muttiah Muralitharan (captain), Jehan Mubarak, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Janak Gunaratne, Nilanka Premaratne, Mahela Udawatte, Chathura Peiris, Sandun Weerakkody, Madra Lakmal, Sohan Boralessa, Yohan de Silva, Madushanka Ekanayake, Akalanka Ganegama, Roshen Silva, PHD Kaushalya.
Overseas players: Fidel Edwards (West Indies), David Miller (South Africa), Dillon du Preez (South Africa), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Kevon Cooper (West Indies), Imran Farhat (Pakistan).
Coach: Tom Moody (Australia)
Uva Next: Thilina Kandamby (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dilshan Munaweera, Dilhara Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chintaka Jayasinghe, Sameera Zoysa, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjana, Vishva Fernando, Lahiru Madhushanka, Akila Ishanka, Dinesh Darshapriya, Saliya Saman, Ashen Silva.
Overseas players: James Franklin (New Zealand), Abdur Rehman (Pakistan), Hammad Azam (Pakistan), Chris Gayle (West Indies, withdrawn because of groin injury), Andrew McDonald (Australia), Umar Gul (Pakistan), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Callum Ferguson (Australia).
Coach: Robin Singh (India)
Wayamba United: Mahela Jaywardene (captain), Shehan Jayasuriya, Suranga Lakmal, Milinda Siriwardana, Chathuraga Kumara, Nimesh Perera, Chaminda Vaas, Alankara Asanka, Dashun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Isuru Udana, Kushal Janith Perera, Akhila Dhananjaya, Kaushal Weeraratne, Malinga Pushpakumara, Dilesh Gunaratne.
Overseas players: Brad Hogg (Australia), Azhar Mahmood (England), James Faulkner (Australia), Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan), Umar Akmal (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Colin Ingram (South Africa), Kemar Roach (West Indies).
Coach: Trevor Bayliss (Australia).