Afer 2 years of Break due to financial circumstances Bangladesh Premier League BPL returns. Bangladesh biggest cricket tournament, BPL 2016 will take place on 4th November and final will be played on 9th December 2016. And this time among the foreign players, Carlos Brathwaite, who will be unavailable between November 10 and 28, was bagged by Dhaka, while Darren Sammy went to Rajshahi. Chris Gayle moved from Barisal Bulls to Chittagong Vikings for this season, while Kumar Sangakkara extended his stay with the Dhaka Dynamites by another season. So let’s take a look at the top 10 most popular cricket players in BPL 2016.
10. Ravi Bopara – Chittagong Vikings
The England International middle order Batsmen who have led his team in a one-man show performance on most of the location to play for the Bangladesh franchise Chittagong Vikings. 70 out of 29 balls is Ravi Bopara’s devastating and destructive inning which came against the Aussies in MCG Cricket Ground 2016. Bopara is surely a player to watch in this BPL 2016.
9. Darren Sammy – Rajshahi Kings
The Most Underrated Captain in the History of World Cricket is the West Indian Captain Darren Sammy. Already made West Indies won the Cricket World Cup on 2 Occasion. Darren Sammy to play for Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League 2016. A natural middle order batsman and also an all-rounder with his medium pace bowling which is going to be effective in the slow Bangladesh pitches.
8. Mahela Jayawardene – Dhaka Dynamites
Represented Sri Lanka for more than 300 international Caps and still regulatory playing domestic Cricket Jayawardene is Definitely a popular face in the World Cricket. Jayawardene has played for the famous IPL Franchise Delhi Daredevils and had a successful season with the Indian team. Mahela Jayawardene to play with Dhaka Dynamites this Season and this classic batsman is one of the most popular cricket players in BPL 2016.
7. Shoaib Malik – Chittagong Vikings
The most experienced Pakistani player who still plays International Cricket for his side is this middle order Right Handed Batsmen Shoaib Malik. Malik is also a Right handed Orthodox Off Spinner and has made Pakistan won in most of the occasion himself. This time we can see his services with Chittagong Vikings and he will surely be a player to watch out for.
6. Dwayne Bravo – Dhaka Dynamites
Who can forget the World Cup DJ Bravo’s Champion song who has won many hearts not only with his song but some fearless Death bowling performance? In such slow Bangladeshi tracks, Dwayne Bravo’s variations will make the opposition Batsmen things twice. The West Indian can also Bat when to require and is Definitely a popular face to catch in the 2016 BPL.
5. Andre Russell – Dhaka Dynamites
The reliable Kolkata Knight Rider All-Rounder to play for the Dhaka Dynamites this time. The t20 specialist has proved himself playing for the West Indies cricket team and almost crushing the opposition bowlers hitting sixes out of the park most of the time. Russel only knows one type of Batting. He is an Allrounder who can bowl at a regular speed of 140 km/hr. This West Indian all-rounder deserves to be in the list of top most popular cricket players in BPL 2016.
4. Shakib Al Hasan – Dhaka Dynamites
Bangladesh Cricket Team has produced one of the Best All-Rounder in the Cricket World. Shakib is a Left-arm slow spinner and also a Batsmen who can win his team a Match for Sure. The Bangladeshi All-Rounder is the Highest paid player in the 2016 BPL season with tk 55 lacs. Surely an exciting player to watch out for.
3. Kumar Sangakkara – Dhaka Dynamites
The Sri Lankan Legend has most Runs in International Cricket after the Legend Sachin Tendulkar. The Left Handed wicket keeper Batsmen only plays the attacking way of Cricket clearing the Infield during the First 6 overs of the Match. Sangakkara has extended his stay for the Delhi Dynamites and would pair up with stars like Russel Bravo and his team mate Mahela Jayawardene.
2. Shahid Afridi – Rangpur Riders
The Major addition in the tournament is Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi who is known for his six hitting power and wicket taking ability. The Six Hitting Machine of the Cricket World has more than 400 sixes in ODI Format so imagine the Level of destruction he can create in the t20. Boom Boom Afridi can be said when the Lahore lad comes to Bat with only intention to Hit the Cricket Ball out of the Park. Afridi to play for Rangpur Riders in this 2016 Bangladesh Premier League.
1. Chris Gayle – Chittagong Vikings
The Jamaican Devil for all the bowlers of the World and show no respect for opposition bowlers. Yes, Christopher Henry Gayle to play for the BPL franchise Chittagong Vikings. The Man who is known for his Destructive batting has already won the t20 Cricket World cup two times with West Indies. Gayle will be exciting to watch in these long stadiums of Bangladesh and can travel the ball out of the Park in whichever ground it maybe. Gayle is the most popular cricket players in BPL 2016.