Bangladesh Premier League BPL 2016 got started with players draft were all 7 teams picked their players for the tournament. The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL T20 2016) is scheduled to start on 4th November and end on 9 December 2016 as per schedule released by BPL governing council. The BPL 2016 draft included total 85 players (23 overseas) and players were picked through a lottery system by all seven franchises. BPL 2016 Squad with complete players list of all seven participating teams has been revealed.
A total 301 players participated in the BPL T20 2016 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 picked by BPL T20 2016 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 2016 squad 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 2016 Squad for the 2016 season of all seven teams.
Also Check: Bangladesh Premier League 2016 Schedule
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 team squads, schedule, and broadcasting tv channels are listed below.
Bangladesh cricket board revealed the dates of the Bangladesh Premier League 2016. This tournament will kick start on the 4th November and end on 9th December 2016. Total seven teams will be participating in this tournament this year. Comilla Victorians are the defending champions of this year season.
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.