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BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE 2017 – FULL SQUADS LIST!

Bangladesh’s own franchises based T20 league, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017 season schedule to begin on 4th November. This year tournament contains 42 league matches and 4 knock-out matches. Initially eight teams were expected to feature in the tournament with the newly joined franchise Sylhet Sixers, but Barisal Bulls have been banned few months ago because of payment issues. Seven teams are participating in the tournament and let see squad information of all teams.

 

DHAKA DYNAMITES :

The defending champions Dhaka Dynamites will play under the captaincy of Shakib al Hasan once again. The well mixed of international players and local talents are the strength of Dynamites. T20 specialist around the world like Kieron Pollard, Shahid Afridi, Sunil Narine, Shane Watson and Kevon Cooper are all on the list of Dhaka Dynamites squad.

The legend of Sri Lanka cricket, Kumar Sangakkara retains his place in Dynamites squad. Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir, West Indies Evin Lewis and Rovman Powell, England’s Joe Denly, South Africa’s Cameron Delport and Zimbabwe’s Graeme Cremer are other international players in the squad.

Apart from those bunch of International players, Bangladesh local players also strengthening Dynamites squad. Mosaddek Hossain, Saqlain Sajib, Mehedi Maruf, Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Shahid, Jahurul Islam and Nadif Chowdhury are notable Bangladesh own players in the list of Dhaka Dynamites squad.

DHAKA DYNAMITES SQUAD :

  • Shakib Al Hasan (Icon)
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Abu Hider Rony
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Ronsford Beaton
  • Graeme Cremer
  • Kevon Cooper
  • Mohammad Shahid
  • Sunil Narine
  • Nadif Chowdhury
  • Shadman Islam
  • Kumar Sangakkara
  • Noor Hossain
  • Joe Denly
  • Shaheen Afradi
  • Shahid Afridi
  • Shane Watson
  • Rovman Powell
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Evin Lewis
  • Khaled Ahmed
  • Mehedi Maruf
  • Jahurul Islam
  • Cameron Delport
  • Saqlain Sajib

 

COMILLA VICTORIANS :

The champions of 2015, Comilla Victorians had a tough season last year and finished at bottom second in the points table. After last year collapses, Comilla Victorians are set to play with new captain and refreshing squad. Tamim Iqbal initially named as icon player, but after his injury in the on-going South Africa tour doubts his availability for the season.

Comilla Victorians also has a list of talented international players in their squad. Pakistan’s veteran batting all rounder Shoaib Malik, West Indies Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo are in Victorians squad. After T20 Global League postponed, Victorians got a big fish in the T20 cricket world Dwayne Bravo and he will play for the franchise this season. Famous Afghanistan duo Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are playing for Comilla Victorians this year.

England’s power-hitting wicket keeper Jos Buttler, Pakistan’s pace unit Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees and Fahim Ashraf and Zimbabwe’s all rounder Solomon Mire are all to serve for Comilla Victorians in this year BPL season. Apart from that long international list, Comilla Victorians has a list familiar Bangladesh players in the squad as well. The players who are currently on South Africa tour, Imrul Kayes, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mohammad Saifuddin will play for Victorians along Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin Hossain.

COMILLA VICTORIANS SQUAD :

  • Tamim Iqbal (Icon) (Not available for first two weeks)
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Mohammad Saifuddin
  • Imran Khan jnr
  • Imrul Kayes
  • Alok Kapali
  • Hasan Ali
  • Solomon Mire
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Enamul Haque
  • Mehedi Hasan Rana
  • Raqibul Hasan
  • Marlon Samuels
  • Darren Bravo
  • Fahim Ashraf
  • Rumman Raees
  • Mehedy Hasan
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Liton Das
  • Arafat Sunny
  • Jos Buttler
  • Al-Amin Hossain
  • Rashid Khan

 

CHITTAGONG VIKINGS :

Chittagong Vikings will be playing in their fifth season of the iconic Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladesh opening batsman Soumya Sarkar will lead the team in this year competition. Chittagong franchise has a list of talented players, but none of their international players are known as T20 specialist players around the world.

Pakistan’s former captain and the legend Misbha-ul-Haq all set to play for Vikings this year. Former Pakistan player Yasir Arafat, recently retired Luke Ronchi, Zimbabwe batting all rounder Sikandar Raza, England’s Liam Dawson, Luis Reece, Sri Lanka’s Jeevan Mendis and Afghanistan’s young Najibullah Zadran will serve for Vikings this year.

Soumya Sarkar is struggling for runs for long time now. He has to regain his form soon as he has plenty of responsibilities on his shoulders ahead of BPL season. Apart from him, Anamul Haque, Sunzamul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Tanbir Hayder and Irfan Sukkur are other important players from Bangaldesh.

CHITTAGONG VIKINGS SQUAD :

  • Soumya Sarkar (Icon)
  • Sunzamul Islam
  • Dilshan Munaweera
  • Yasir Arafat
  • Naeem Hasan
  • Alauddin Babu
  • Jermaine Blackwood
  • Tanbir Hayder
  • Misbah-ul-Haq
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Liam Dawson
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Subashis Roy
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Al-Amin
  • Irfan Sukkur
  • Luis Reece
  • Anamul Haque
  • Jeevan Mendis

 

KHULNA TITANS :

Khulna Titans finished no. 2 in the points table and missed a chance to play final as they lost in Qualifier 2 on their very first season of BPL. Titans are ahead to play under the captaincy of all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad for a second straight year. The big name in T20 world for last 2 years, Australia’s Chris Lynn was traded to Titans but he was sidelined due to his shoulder injury.

West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw, Kyle Abbott, Pakistan’s Shadab Khan, Junaid Khan, Sri Lanka’s Seekkuge Prasanna, Snehan Jayasuriya, England’s Dawid Malan and Benny Howell are representing Khulna Titans this year under International players quota.

The local talents of Bangladesh, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mosharraf Hossain, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Muktar Ali and Dhiman Ghosh are a notable players in the squad.

KHULNA TITANS SQUAD :

  • Mahmudullah (Icon)
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Muktar Ali
  • Abu Jayed
  • Shehan Jayasuriya
  • Imran Ali
  • Benny Howell
  • Shafiul Islam
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed
  • Jofra Chioke Archer
  • Afif Hossain
  • Dhiman Ghosh
  • Chadwick Walton
  • Shadab Khan
  • Yasir Ali
  • Seekkuge Prasanna
  • Dawid Malan
  • Junaid Khan
  • Nazmul Hossain Shanto
  • Kyle Abbott
  • Saif Hassan
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Mosharraf Hossain
  • Ariful Haque

 

RAJSHAHI KINGS :

The runner-up of last year, Rajshahi Kings will look for a glory this year which they missed in the final last year. This season of the Bangladesh Premier League will see the Rajshahi Kings being led by Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh’s captain in the longer format of the game. The big setback will be injuries of Muztafizur Rahman which sidelined him for atleast six weeks.

The well experienced in T20 format Darren Sammy is the part of Rajshahi Kings once again along with his country mates Lendl Simmons and Kesrick Williams. England’s Samit Patel, Luke Wright, New Zealand’s James Franklin, Zimbabwe’s Malcolm Waller, Pakistan’s veteran Mohammad Sami and Usama Mir are other international players who traded for Rajshahi Kings.

A notable players Bangladesh players are Farhad Reza, Zakir Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nihaduzzaman and Rony Talukdar. Rajshahi Kings will look for a good contribution from the domestic players during crunch games.

RAJSHAHI KINGS SQUAD :

  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Icon)
  • Nihaduzzaman
  • Raza Ali Dar
  • Usama Mir
  • Lendl Simmons
  • Luke Wright
  • Darren Sammy
  • Malcolm Waller
  • James Franklin
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Naeem Islam jnr
  • Hossain Ali
  • Zakir Hasan
  • Samit Patel
  • Farhad Reza
  • Rony Talukdar
  • Kazi Anik
  • Kesrick Williams
  • Mohammad Sami
  • Mominul Haque

 

RANGPUR RIDERS :

The captain of Bangladesh in One-day Internationals, Mashrafe Mortaza is expected to lead the Riders squad which will also have a fine mix of domestic and overseas players in the line-up. As Global T20 League was cancelled, Rangpur Riders signed big names in T20 cricket, Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle.

Apart from McCullum and Gayle, Rangpur Riders has other well known international players in their squad too. They are such as Ravi Bopara, Thisara Perera, David Willey, Kusal Perera, Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Lasith Malinga, Samiullah Shenwari and Adam Lyth.

The domestic players of Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Abdur Razzak, Shahriar Nafees, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Zahir Khan are traded in Riders squad and they are expected to give their full efforts to take the team to win the title.

RANGPUR RIDERS SQUAD :

  • Mashrafe bin Mortaza (Icon)
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Chris Gayle
  • Mohammad Mithun
  • Nazmul Islam
  • David Willey
  • Abdur Razzak
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Thisara Perera
  • Samuel Badree
  • Shahriar Nafees
  • Zahir Khan
  • Fazle Mahmud
  • Kusal Perera
  • Sohag Gazi
  • Adam Lyth
  • Nahidul Islam
  • Samiullah Shenwari
  • Ebadat Hossain
  • Ziaur Rahman
  • Johnson Charles
  • Elias Sunny
  • Sam Hain
  • Lasith Malinga

 

SYLHET SIXERS :

The Sylhet Sixers replaced the Sylhet Super Stars and rejoined the Bangladesh Premier League in the 2017-18 edition of the competition. Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga is expected to lead the Sylhet Sixers in this year BPL tournament. Pakistan batting sensation Babar Azam and England Liam Plunkett will be a major international trades for Sixers.

Sri Lankan players in current T20 squad against Pakistan, Chaturanga de Silva, Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga all will play for Sylhet Sixers. Pakistan’s Usman Khan, West Indies’ Krishmar Santokie, Andrew Fletcher, Andrew McCarthy and England’s Ross Whiteley are also in the squad of Sylhet Sixers.

Some of the other local players who will form a part of the Sylhet Sixers squad are Imtiaz Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Abul Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Sharif, Nabil Samad and Sharifullah, all of whom will hope to make it to the starting XI.

SYLHET SIXERS SQUAD :

  • Upul Tharanga (Captain)
  • Sabbir Rahman
  • Babar Azam
  • Chaturanga de Silva
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Nasir Hossain
  • Nurul Hasan
  • Nabil Samad
  • Ghulam Mudassar
  • Mohammad Sharif
  • Imtiaz Hossain
  • Sharifullah
  • Krishmar Santokie
  • Usman Khan
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Andre Fletcher
  • Davy Jacobs
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Ross Whiteley
  • Wanidu Hasaranga
  • Taijul Islam
  • Abul Hasan
  • Shuvagata Hom
  • Kamrul Islam Rabbi

 

The season opener will be played between Sylhet Sixers vs Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Saturday, 4th November 2017.

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

Cricket is what everyone loves. If you’re ready to play fantasy cricket but don’t know how to analyze players, consider his Articles as the foundation of your fantasy teams. Anand is a cricket blogger and fantasy cricket lover.

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