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The upcoming season of the Bangladesh Premier League will feature 7 teams and a total of 46 matches to be played across 3 main cricket stadiums in Bangladesh.
Comilla Victorians defeated Fortune Barishal by 1 run in the final of the last season and lifted their 3rd BPL title.
This year we will see some big changes as many previous players are not going to be part of the tournament in the upcoming season. But on the other hand, we will see a long list of big names of T20 cricket in the next season.
Looking at the squads, we are backing Fortune Barishal to emerge as the winning team of the upcoming season.
One of the best all-rounders, Shakib Al Hasan puts a great intensity into both batting and bowling line-up. Iftikhar Ahmed will join the side this year and we saw his brilliant form in the recently held T10 league.
Afghan batters Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are powerhouse t20 players and they will join Barishal side.
At the bowling end, we will see Naveen-ul-Haq, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Kesrick Williams, Usman Qadir which looks like a strong blend of spin and pace attack. Sri Lankan batter Kusal Perera is also going to be a part of the Barishal camp this year and he might get some chances as well.
7 teams will participate in this year’s BPL compared to the last year’s six. 2 new teams are introduced out of which Dhaka Dominators will replace Minister Dhaka and a brand new franchise, Rangpur Riders will participate for the first time.
Since its first edition in 2012, Bangladesh Premier League follows the Twenty20 format of Cricket in which each side gets a 20-over inning to score runs. The upcoming 2023 edition will follow the same format.
As far as the tournament format is concerned, it follows the double round-robin and the knockouts in which each team goes head to head twice against all the other teams. The top 4 teams will proceed into the knockouts which consists of two qualifiers, one eliminator and a final.
The final of the BPL 2023 will take place on 16th February, 2023.
The next season of Bangladesh Premier League will be played across 3 venues, like the previous season. The final match is scheduled to take place at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka||2006||25,000|
|Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram||2004||22,000|
|Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet||2007||18,500|
Captain: Afif Hossain
Chattogram Challengers finished the last season at the 3rd spot on the points table with 5 wins out of 10 matches. They were eliminated in the 2nd qualifier by Comilla Victorians.
The leading run scorer of the last season, Will Jacks scored 414 runs for Challengers at an average of 41.40 while Benny Howell, Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 200+ runs. Unfortunately, Jacks and Howell are not part of the BPL for the upcoming season and Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been traded to Fortune Barishal.
Mrittunjoy Chowdhury picked 15 wickets in the last season and he was the highest wicket getter and he is still with the Challengers squad while Shoriful Islam is with the Dhaka Dominators now, who picked 14 wickets for the Challengers last season.
Unmukt Chand is the only Indian player to be part of the BPL and he will play for the Chattogram Challengers in the upcoming season.
Afif Hossain, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Irfan Shukkur, Mehedi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Maxwell Patrick, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Towfiq Khan
Captain: Imrul Kayes
Comilla Victorians are the current champions of BPL after lifting their 3rd trophy last season. They ended at the 2nd spot on the points table with 6 wins out of 10 matches and defeated Fortune Barishal by 1 run in the final match.
Overseas players Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis were amongst the key players in the Victorians last season's journey but they are not with the team anymore. But the overseas quota still looks strong with the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Brandon King and Chadwick Walton.
Last season's leading wicket taker, Mustafizur Rahman will be strengthened by the support of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Tanvir Islam. Rahman picked 19 wickets in the last season while Tanvir Islam picked 16 wickets.
Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Abrar Ahamed, Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Josh Cobb, Aashiqur Zaman, Brandon King, Jaker Ali Anik, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Shykat Ali, Abu Haider Rony, Nayeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan led Fortune Barishal missed the trophy last season by just 1 run in the last ball. Barishal was the top team in the league stage by winning 7 out of 10 matches.
The skipper, Shakib Al Hasan was up to his standards of being one of the top all-rounders in the world. He scored 284 runs and picked 16 wickets. Other top scorers of the team are not part of the squad anymore but there will be some new players joining the Barishal camp like Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Qadir, Karim Janat, Kusal Perera, Haider Ali.
The Fortune Barishal squad looks quite strong this year with all-rounders like Shakib, Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain is also part of Barishal side for the upcoming season.
Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Usman Qadir, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Chaturanga de Silva, Saif Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Kazi Onik, Sunzamul Islam, Salman Hossain
Captain: Tamim Iqbal
Khulna Tigers won 5 out of 10 matches in the last season and they ended the league stage at the 4th spot on the points table. They were eliminated by Chattogram Challengers in the eliminator match.
Tamim Iqbal scored 407 runs in the last season when he was in the Minister Dhaka team and now he has been transferred to Khulna Tigers where he will be joined in the batting unit by Avishka Fernando and Yasir Ali. Yasir smashed 219 runs in the last season for Tigers.
Khulna Tigers' bowling department looks quite tough with the likes of Wahab Riaz, Nasum Ahmed, Naseem Shah and Dasun Shanaka. Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudul Hasan Joy is also part of the camp and he is currently having an average of 33.95 in the T20 cricket.
Tamim Iqbal, Avishka Fernando, Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Dasun Shanaka, Paul van Meekeren, Shafiqul Islam, Pritom Kumar, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy
Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza
Sylhet Strikers changed the name from Sylhet Sunrisers. They had a poor outing in the last season, finishing the season at the bottom of the table with only one win out of 10 matches.
Colin Ingram was the highest run scorer for Sylhet but he is not in the team anymore. Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the side again in this season and he will be joined by Mohammad Haris, Kamindu Mendis, Ryan Burl. Bangladesh batters Mushfiqur Rahim and Najmul Hossain Shanto are also part of the Strikers side.
Nazmul Islam picked 11 wickets in the last season and he is still with the Sylhet camp for the upcoming season.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nabil Samad, Towhid Hridoy, Rubel Hossain, Tom Moores, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Akbor Ali, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Dhaka Dominators is a new franchise which will replace the previous Dhaka based team - Minister Dhaka.
Pakistan batter Shan Masood will be part of the Dominators squad which will feature top players like Bangladesh pacer, Taskin Ahmed and Sri Lankan players Chamika Karunaratne and Dilshan Munaweera. Ahmad Shahzad and Usman Ghani are also overseas batters who can open for the team.
Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Munaweera, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmad Shahzad, Alok Kapali, Monir Hossain Khan, Ariful Haque, Salman Irshad, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Usman Ghani.
Rangpur Riders is a new team which will play its debut season in the upcoming edition of the BPL.
You will find some of the quality t20 players like Shoaib Malik, Pathum Nissanka, Sikandar Raza, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Jeffrey Vandersay in this team.
Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Nissanka, Sikandar Raza, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Naim Sheikh, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Shamim Hossain, Ripon Mondol, Azmatullah Omarzai, Aaron Jones, Rony Talukder, Parvez Hossain Emon, Alauddin Babu
Bangladesh Premier League or BPL, is the top-level T20 league played in Bangladesh. The BPL 2023 will be the 9th season of the league and this time the tournament will consist of 46 matches as compared to last season’s 34.
The increase in the number of matches comes with the introduction of 2 new teams out of which one team is the revamped Dhaka team called Dhaka Dominators and the other new team is named Rangpur Riders.
Comilla Victorians are the current champions who won their 3rd BPL trophy in the last season. In an exciting thriller final, Victorians defeated Fortune Barishal by 1 run.
|Year of Start||2012|
|No. of Seasons Played||8|
|Administrator(s)||Bangladesh Cricket Board|
|Current Champion||Comilla Victorians|
|Tournament format||Double round-robins & knockouts|
|2023 Season Dates||5th January, 2023 - 16th February, 2023|
|No. of teams participating||7|
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2023 season||46|