BPL 2017

Bangladesh Premier League 2017 – Full squads

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 so seven teams are participating in the tournament and let see squad information of all teams;

1. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Soumya Sarkar (BAN)
  • Yasir Arafat (PAK)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)
  • Luke Ronchi (NZ)
  • Jermaine Blackwood (WI)
  • Sikandar Raza (ZIM)
  • Luis Reece (ENG)
  • Liam Dawson (ENG)
  • Jeevan Mendis (SL)
  • Najibullah Zadran (AFG)

Local Players:

  • Anamul Haque
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Subashis Roy
  • Sunzamul Islam
  • Al-Amin
  • Alauddin Babu
  • Tanbir Hayder
  • Irfan Sukkur
  • Naeem Hasan

2. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Tamim Iqbal (BAN)
  • Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)
  • Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
  • Rumman Raees  (Pakistan)
  • Fahim Ashraf (Pakistan)
  • Imran Khan Jr (Pakistan)
  • Imrul Kayes (WI)
  • Marlon Samuels (WI)
  • Darren Bravo (WI)
  • Jos Buttler (ENG)
  • Solomon Mire (ZIM)
  • Mohammed Nabi (AFG)
  • Rashid Khan (AFG)

Local Players:

  • Liton Das
  • Mohammad Saifuddin
  • Al-Amin Hossain
  • Arafat Sunny
  • Alok Kapali
  • Mehidy Hasan
  • Mehedi Hasan Rana
  • Enamul Haque
  • Raqibul Hasan

3. 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 Shahid Afridi, Sunil Narine, Kumar, Shane Watson, Mohammad Amir and Kevon Cooper are all on the list of Dhaka Dynamites squad.

Overseas Players:

  • Shakib-Al-Hasan (BAN)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • Shahid Afridi (PAKISTAN)
  • Mohammed Amir (PAKISTAN)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAKISTAN)
  • Cameron Delport (SA)
  • Shane Watson (AUS)
  • Evin Lewis (WI)
  • Kevon Cooper (WI)
  • Rovman Powell (WI)
  • Ronsford Beaton (WI)
  • Sunil Narine (WI)
  • Graeme Cremer (ZIM)
  • Joe Denly (ENG)

Local Players:

  • Mehedi Maruf
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Abu Hider
  • Mohammad Shahid
  • Jahurul Islam
  • Nadif Chowdhury
  • Saqlain Sajib
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Syed Khaled Ahmed
  • Shadman Islam
  • Noor Hossain Saddam

4. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Mahmudullah (BAN)
  • Shadab Khan (Pakistan)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)
  • Junaid Khan (Pakistan)
  • Rillee Roussow (SA)
  • Kyle Abbott (SA)
  • Benny Howell (ENG)
  • Jofra Archer (ENG)
  • David Malan (ENG)
  • Chadwick Walton (WI)
  • Carlos Brathwaite (WI)
  • Shehan Jayasurya (SL)
  • Seekkuge Prasanna (SL)

Local Players:

  • Mosharraf Hossain
  • Shafiul Islam
  • Nazmul Hossain Shanto
  • Abu Jayed Rahi
  • Afif Hossain
  • Yasir Ali Chowdhury
  • Imran Ali
  • Mukter Ali
  • Dhiman Ghosh
  • Saif Hassan
  • Ariful Haque

5. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)
  • Mohammad Sami (Pakistan)
  • Usama Mir (Pakistan)
  • Lendl Simmons (WI)
  • Darren Sammy (WI)
  • Kesrick Williams (WI)
  • Malcom Waller (ZIM)
  • James Franklin (NZ)
  • Luke Wright (ENG)
  • Farhad Reza (ENG)
  • Samit Patel (ENG)

Local Players:

  • Mominul Haque
  • Mehidy Hasan
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Zakir Hasan
  • Nihaduzzaman
  • Rony Talukdar
  • Raja Ali Dar
  • Hossain Ali
  • Naeem Islam jnr
  • Kazi Anik

6. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN)
  • David Willey (ENG)
  • Ravi Bopara (ENG)
  • Adam Lyth (ENG)
  • Thisara Perera (SL)
  • Kusal Perera (SL)
  • Samuel Badree (WI)
  • Johnson Charles (WI)

Local Players:

  • Mohammad Mithun
  • Sohag Gazi
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Shahriar Nafees
  • Nazmul Islam Apu
  • Ziaur Rahman
  • Fazle Mahmud
  • Sam Hain
  • Samiullah Shenwari
  • Abdur Razzak
  • Ebadat Hossain
  • Elias Sunny
  • Nahidul Islam
  • Zahir Khan

6. 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.

Overseas Players:

  • Sabbir Rahman (BAN)
  • Babar Azam (Pakistan)
  • Usman Khan Shinwari (Pakistan)
  • Krishmar Santokie (WI)
  • Andre McCarthy (WI)
  • Andre Fletcher (WI)
  • Davy Jacobs (SA)
  • Liam Plunkett (ENG)
  • Ross Whiteley (ENG)
  • Chaturanga de Silva (SL)
  • Dasun Shanaka (SL)
  • Ghulam Mudasser Khan (Pakistan)

Local Players:

  • Nasir Hossain
  • Nurul Hasan
  • Wanidu Hasaranga
  • Taijul Islam
  • Abul Hasan
  • Shuvagata Hom
  • Kamrul Islam Rabbi
  • Nabil Samad
  • Mohammad Sharif
  • Imtiaz Hossain
  • Mohammad Sharifullah
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