Bangladesh Premier League BPL 2017 will kick off with players draft where all 8 teams will pick their players for the season 5. The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL T20 2017) is scheduled to start on 2 November and will end on 7th December 2017 as per the BPL governing council. BPL 2017 Squads with complete players list of all 8 participating teams will be confirmed after the draft but Icon players of all 8 teams have been confirmed.
The BPL 2017 players’ draft will be held on September 30 in Dhaka and all the eight teams would have to pick a minimum of 10 local players from the draft. Each team can field a maximum of five and a minimum of three foreign players in their playing XI in the BPL T20 2017. The BPL draft for the upcoming season will include total 85 players (23 overseas) and players will pick through a lottery system by all franchises. Sylhet franchise is the 8th team of the BPL T20.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017 Players Updates
Icon Players for BPL 2017: Comilla Victorians’ icon player is Tamim Iqbal while Khulna Titans has signed Mahmudullah as their icon player. Bangladesh national team captain Mashrafe Mortaza is icon player for the Rangpur Riders. Mushfiqur Rahim is for Rajshahi Kings, Mustafizur Rahman has been signed by Sylhet franchise while the all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is icon player for the Dhaka Dynamites.
Total 11 cricketers are included in A category, 35 cricketers in B category, 53 cricketers in C category and 27 cricketers in D category and the base price of the players are fixed as per their categories.
A total 301 players participating in the BPL T20 2017 draft which includes 133 local and 168 foreign players but only 85 players were selected in the draft. The two new franchises, Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings were allowed to pick two players while the existing franchises were allowed to retain only two local players from the last season. The Sylhet Super Stars franchise is officially out of the competition.
The foreign players who were picked by BPL 2017 teams are Carlos Brathwaite who picked by Dhaka, Darren Sammy picked by Rajshahi while Kumar Sangakkara stayed with Dhaka Dynamites. The West Indies powerful batsman Chris Gayle went from Barisal Bulls to Chittagong Vikings and Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan and Nasir Jamshed went to went to Rangpur Riders.
Dhaka Dynamites BPL 2017 squads is looking quite strong with players like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Bopara and Shakib al Hasan. Let’s take a look at the complete BPL 2017 Squads for the 2016 season of all seven teams. Also Check: Bangladesh Premier League 2017 Schedule
BPL 2017 Squads
Here is the players list of BPL 2016 squad.
Barisal Bulls Squad
Rumman Raees, Dilshan Munaweera, Mushfiqur Rahim, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Brathwaite, Shamsur Rahman, Abu Hider, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nadif Chowdhury, Josh Cobb, Mahedi Hasan, Monir Hossain Khan, Shahriar Nafees
Chittagong Vikings Squad
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Taskin Ahmed, Chaturanga de Silva, Grant Elliott, Imran Khan jnr, Abdur Razzak, Subashis Roy, Jahurul Islam, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Jeevan Mendis, Tymal Mills, Zakir Hasan, Saqlain Sajib, Shahidul Islam, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Jubair Hossain
Comilla Victorians Squad
Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Ashar Zaidi, Imad Wasim, Thisara Perera, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohail Tanvir, Nuwan Kulasekera, Rashid Khan, Rovman Powell, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan, Al-Amin, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nahidul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Jason Holder, Mohammad Sharif, Nabil Samad, Jasimuddin, Saikat Ali, Rasel Al Mamun
Dhaka Dynamites Squad
Evin Lewis, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Seekugge Prasanna, Wayne Parnell, Sanjamul Islam, Alauddin Babu, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Mehedi Maruf, Usama Mir, Mohammad Shahid, Irfan Shukkur, Tanveer Haider
Khulna Titans Squad
Mahmudullah, Nicholas Pooran, Riki Wessels, Kevon Cooper, Mohammad Asghar, Benny Howell, Mosharraf Hossain, Lendl Simmons, Ben Laughlin, Shuvagata Hom, Ariful Haque, Abdul Majid, Alok Kapali, Andre Fletcher, Junaid Khan, Hasanuzzaman, Naeem Islam jnr, Noor Hossain Saddam, Taibur Rahman, Abdul Halim, Shafiul Islam
Rangpur Riders Squad
Soumya Sarkar, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Gidron Pope, Mohammad Mithun, Babar Azam, Shahid Afridi, Dasun Shanaka, Arafat Sunny, Richard Gleeson, Nasir Jamshed, Sachithra Senanayake, Rubel Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Gihan Rupasinghe, Elias Sunny, Pinak Ghosh, Muktar Ali, Mehrab Hossain, Shahbaz Chouhan
Rajshahi Kings Squad
Sabbir Rahman, Darren Sammy, Mohammad Sami, Nurul Hasan, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Mominul Haque, Farhad Reza, Nazmul Islam, Raqibul Hasan, Samit Patel, Abul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Salman Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Shakib al Hasan is the highest paid player in the BPL 2016 and was picked by Dhaka Dynamites. He will receive Tk55 lakhs while Tamim Iqbal will play for Chittagong, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe bin Mortaza will get Tk50 lakhs. Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar will play for Rajshahi and Rangpur Riders and will get Tk40 lakhs each.
Bangladesh cricket board announced the dates for the 4th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL T20 2016). It’s an International T20 league hold by BCA and also one of the controversial cricket tournament. This league was started back in January 2012 four years ago. Whereas, There are some top names who played in this league in past. An International player like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Brad Hodge, and Ahmed Shehzad were part of this league in past. The BPL 2017 squads, schedule, and broadcasting tv channels are listed on the SportsInd.com.
Bangladesh Premier League winners
Dhaka Dynamites and Barisal is the most dominating teams in the BPL history. Dhaka Dynamites won the BPL title for two times. While Barisal Bulls also made their presence in the finals for two times. Dhaka Dynamites are the only team to defend their title in the BPL history. Comilla Victorians won the title for very first time against Barisal Bulls.