Bangladesh Premier League is one of the most famous T20 cricket league which is organized every year since 2012. It is a competent T20 cricket tournament which will be held again in this year. It will be the 4th edition of Bangladesh Premier League of which whole schedule is not announced yet but it would seemingly held in November and December, 2016. According to the previous year, total 6 franchise teams participated here where the Dhaka Dynamites won the Bangladesh Premier League Title twice and Comilla Victorians are the defending champions.
But in BPL 2016, total participants will beincreased from 6 to 8. Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings has been added as the new teams in Bangladesh Premier League 2016 whereas Sylhet aren’t participating in this tournament.
A total of 301 players took part in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 2016-17 draft which includes 133 local and 168 foreign players but only 85 players were finally selected in the draft. The 2 new franchises, Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings were authorized to select 2 players while the existing franchises were allowed to keep only 2 local players from the previous season.
The foreign players who picked by Bangladesh Premier League 2016 teams are Carlos Brathwaite who selected by Dhaka, Darren Sammy selected by Rajshahi while Kumar Sangakkara is with Dhaka Dynamites. The West Indies great batsman Chris Gayle moved from Barisal Bulls to Chittagong Vikings and Shahid Afridi, Nasir Jamshed, Sharjeel Khan and moved to Rangpur Riders.
Let’s have a look on all teams squad all participating teams in upcoming Bangladesh Premier League 2016.
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 – All Teams Squad
Chittagong Vikings :
Tamim Iqbal (Icon), Taskin Ahmed, Anamul Haque Bijoy,Chris Gayle (WI), Dwayne Smith (WI),Chaturanga de Silva (SRI), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Mohammad Nabi (AFG),Grant Elliot (NZ), Imran Khan Jr (PAK), Subashis Roy (A team), Abdur Razzak, Yasir Ali Chowdhury (BAN U-19), Jeavan Mendis (SRI), Jahirul Islam, Nazmul Hossain Milon (Local), Md Shohidul Islam (Local), Tymal Mills, Zakir Hasan (BAN U-19), Jubair Hossain (A team).
Mushfiqur Rahim (Icon), Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Dilshan Munabera (SRI),Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Mohammad Nawaz (PAK A team), Monir Hossain Khan (Local), Shamsur Rahmam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi (A team), Abu Haider Rony, Nadeef Chowdhury, Josh Cobb, Carlon Brathwaite, Mehedi Hasan, Shahriar Nafees
Shakib Al Hasan (Icon), Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Kumar Sangakkara,Mahela Jawabardane, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Rovi Bopara, Evin Lewis, Seekkuge Prasanna (SRI), Sanjamul Islam (BCB XI), Wayne Parnell (RSA), Alauddin Babu (BAN A team), Mehedi Maruf (BAN U-19), Suhrawadi Shuvo, Mohammad Sharif, Tanveer Haider Khan (BCB XI), Imran Shukkur (Local), Usama Mir (PAK).
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.