After a short pause in 2022, Japan Premier League is all set to treat cricket fans with its 2022 edition as the highly competitive tournament is set to commence on 29 April 2022. The five-team T20 league will have its final game on 01 May 2022. All the matches of JPL 2022 will be played at Sano International Cricket Ground. The five teams participating in the tournament will represent East, West, South and North Kanto as well as Kansai.
In 2022, Japan’s premier T20 domestic tournament was postponed midway after two matches due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year Japan Cricket Association brought back the JPL, which is the highest domestic cricket league in Japan.
Each of the five teams will play against each other once before the top two qualify to play in the final. South Canto Super Kings are the strongest unit in the tournament, having won 4 titles already. They will be starting as hot favourites to win the upcoming Japan T20 League.
Let’s look at everything a cricket fan needs to know about the event.
29 April 2022 – Match 1 – South Kanto Super Kings vs East Canto Sunrisers
29 April 2022 – Match 2 – North Kanto Lions vs West Kanto Hurricanes
29 April 2022 – Match 3 – West Kanto Hurricanes vs East Kanto Sunrisers
29 April 2022 – Match 4 – Kansai Chargers vs North Kanto Lions
30 April 2022 – Match 5 – North Kanto Lions vs West Kanto Hurricanes
30 April 2022 – Match 6 – South Kanto Super Kings vs West Kanto Hurricanes
30 April 2022 – Match 7 – Kansai Chargers vs East Kanto Sunrisers
30 April 2022 – Match 8 – South Kanto Super Kings vs North Kanto Lions
01 May 2022 – Match 9 – Kansai Chargers vs West Kanto Hurricanes
01 May 2022 – Match 10 – East Kanto Sunrisers vs Kansai Chargers
01 May 2022 – Match 11 – Final
West Kanto Hurricanes:
Wataru Miyauchi (c), Kakeru Ebisui, Takuro Hagihara, Sora Ichiki, Vinay lyer, Raheel Kano, Eiji Kimura, Shogo Kimura, Masaomi Kobayashi, Naotsune Miyaji, Masato Morita, Tomonoshin Oki, Tomoki Ota and Shubham Shukla
East Kanto Sunrisers:
Tsuyoshi Takada, Ashik Chowdhury, Neel Date, Abhipray Dewan, Manav Natarajan, Supun Nawarathna (c), Malith Neranjan, Sarfraz Petkar, Dinesh Sandaruwan, Debashish Sahoo, Muneeb Siddique, Vivek Singh, Ibrahim Takahashi and Sanjaya Yapabandara
Makoto Taniyama (c), Subhanabbasi Arshad, Ryuichi Ashida, Bhandari Biwash, Kenjiro Iwamoto, Sandeep Krishnan, Akira Kuribayashi, Daichi Motoyama, Nikesh Risal, Sunny Singh, Wataru Uebayashi, Souta Wada, Kohei Wakita and Jun Yamashita
North Kanto Lions:
Reo Sakurano, Anushanta Chandima, Shu Noguchi, Anushantha Chandima, Roshan Dangal, Lachie Lake, Hirotake Kakinuma, Mandeep Singh, Declan McComb, Reiji Suto, Shotaro Hiratsuka, Hashan Thilakarathne and Karthik Vellingiri
South Canto Super Kings:
Aditya Phadke, Alex Patmore, Gurman Singh, Hiroshige Murakawa, Kouhei Kubota, Manoj Bhardwaj, Muhammad Ali, Piyush Kumbhare, Prashant Kale, Raman Tanwar, Richard Bracefield, Rohit Kesari, Sabaorish Ravichandran (c), Toru Ito, Tushar Chaturvedi, Vinamra Sethi and Yash Wagh
Where to watch Japan T20 League?
All the matches of JPL 2022 will be live-streamed on Japan Cricket YouTube Channel.
Where to tune in for Latest Updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.