BPL Players’ Draft after four rounds so far –
Published: 02:39 PM, 27 December 2021 Updated: 02:41 PM, 27 December 2021
The Players’ Draft for the eighth edition of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is being held at the Ball Room of the Hotel Radisson Blu in the capital today (Monday, December 27).
Liton Das, the star batsman of the Bangladesh national cricket team, secured the first team in this year’s BPL draft. Cumilla Victorians got the opportunity to be called first in the draft. The franchise secured Liton Das at the first opportunity.
After that, Dhaka called Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe bin Mortaza to the team. Besides, they had already taken Mahmudullah Riyad. As a result, these three cricketers will be seen in the same team in BPL for the first time. Later, the franchises have recruited many more cricketers one by one.
Earlier, among the Bangladesh national team cricketers — Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah and Taskin Ahmed — were selected before the draft.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the names of the finalists and the cricketers in the draft before the official draft at 8:15 am today.
Let’s take a look at who’s got which team so far -
Cumilla Victorians – Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Shahidul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Tanvir Islam, Kusal Mendis, Oshane Thomas, Ariful Haque, Nahidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy,
Dhaka – Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shuvagata Hom, Mohammad Shahzad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naim Sheikh, Arafat Sunny, Imran Uzzaman.
Sylhet Sunrisers – Taskin Ahmed, Dinesh Chandimal, Kesrick Williams, Colin Alexander Snedden, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Nazmul Apu, Ravi Bopara, Angelo Perera, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Sohag Gazi, Alok Kapali
Khulna Tigers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Seekkuge Prasanna, Sikandar Raza, Farhad Reza, Rony Talukdar, Khaled Ahmed,
Chattogram Challengers – Nasum Ahmed, Kennar Lewis, Benny Howell, Shariful Islam, Afif Hossain Dhruba, Shamim Patwari, Mukidul Islam Mughdha, Chadwick Walton, Rayad Emrit, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Sabbir Rahman, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury.
Fortune Barishal – Chris Gayle, Shakib Al Hasan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Obed Christopher McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Towhid Hridoy, Ziaur Rahman, Shafiqul Islam.