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Picking the Top BPL Team: Who Holds the Title?

The most recent edition of the BPL in 2023 was claimed by Comilla Victorians. The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) stands as the top T20 cricket competition in the nation, overseen by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the governing body for cricket in the country.

Originating in 2011, the inaugural BPL season took place in 2012, spanning Dhaka and Chittagong. Since then, the Bangladesh Premier League has successfully completed eight seasons. The BPL’s debut champions were Dhaka Gladiators, triumphing over Barisal Burners in the 2012 final. Dhaka Gladiators also secured victory in the 2013 edition of the tournament.

On the other hand, Comilla Victorians, who clinched their first title in 2015, have emerged as the most accomplished squad in BPL history, securing four championships. Comilla Victorians recently secured the 2023 title by prevailing over Sylhet Strikers in the final match.

Other teams such as Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders, and Rajshahi Royals have each seized the BPL title once. A comprehensive list of BPL winners is as follows: Dhaka Gladiators (2012, 2013), Comilla Victorians (2015, 2023), Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders, and Rajshahi Royals (each with one victory).

Comilla Victorians – 4 BPL titles

Comilla Victorians have secured victory in the BPL on four notable occasions: in 2015, 2019, 2022, and 2023. The franchise hailing from Comilla made their debut in the Bangladesh Premier League during the 2015 season.

During the 2015 showdown, the Victorians engaged in a remarkable last-ball finish against Barisal Bulls, emerging victorious in the final clash. A standout performance by Ashar Zaidi, the Pakistani all-rounder, earned him the title of Player of the Tournament. He showcased exceptional skills across all facets of the game, contributing 215 runs and claiming 17 wickets for the Victorians throughout their triumphant journey.

Moving on to the 2019 final, Tamim Iqbal left a lasting impact with an astonishing and undefeated 141 runs off 61 balls. This impressive feat stands as the second-highest individual score in BPL history. Fueled by this remarkable innings, the Victorians secured a 17-run victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the championship match.

The franchise’s third BPL victory arrived in 2022. Sunil Narine took the spotlight as the match-winner, showcasing his prowess with both bat and ball during the final match. He contributed 57 runs and secured two crucial wickets. In the same season, Victorians’ fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman emerged as the top wicket-taker, claiming an impressive 19 wickets.

The most recent title for the Comilla Victorians was clinched in the BPL 2023 season, where they emerged triumphant in the grand finale against Sylhet Strikers. This victory marked their consecutive championship win.

Dhaka Gladiators – 2 BPL titles

The Dhaka Gladiators stood as the initial of the two Dhaka-based franchises to secure victory in the Bangladesh Premier League. Furthermore, they achieved the distinction of becoming the pioneer team to capture consecutive BPL championships through their triumphs in the initial two seasons.

In the inaugural edition of the tournament held in 2012, Shakib Al Hasan’s exceptional performance served as the driving force behind the Gladiators’ title victory. Shakib’s notable contribution of 280 runs and 15 wickets across 11 matches led to him being crowned as the Player of the Tournament. Despite finishing third in the league stage, the Gladiators outshone Barisal Burners in the final, clinching an eight-wicket victory with 26 balls to spare.

Conversely, the BPL of 2013 witnessed the Gladiators claiming the top position on the points table. Guided by the leadership of Mashrafe Mortaza, the team secured their second championship triumph through an impressive 43-run win over Chittagong Kings in the final. Shakib Al Hasan once again emerged as the standout performer, earning the Player of the Tournament accolade for his remarkable display of 329 runs and 15 wickets.

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Comilla Victorians made a comeback and lifted BPL 2023 trophy

Comilla Victorians owner Nafisa Kamal believes his club has what it takes to fight against any elite squad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Sylhet Strikers of Mashrafe Mortaza were defeated by the Victorians on Thursday, February 16, in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 championship game.

The Victorians not only won their fourth championship, but they also successfully defended it. Before the competition began, Kamal claimed that his team researched a number of IPL teams.

Nafisa was quoted as saying to BDcrictime, “IPL has the top most franchises in the world and we can compete with them.” He commented that their campaign was the result of extensive study and investigation. They have looked at a lot of IPL teams that have pulled off comebacks.

Additionally, Nafisa discussed the crucial role that Mohammad Rizwan played in the tournament run of the Victorians. She claimed that Rizwan discussed his Pakistan Super League (PSL) squad to bolster the players’ spirits. 

She told the media that they were joined by Mohammad Rizwan, who revealed that the Multan Sultans won the championship despite losing six games. There was no going back; they were resolved to make a comeback.

The Victorians lost three straight games to begin their campaign. However, they fought back and won 11 straight games to win the game. Additionally, Imrul Kayes and company established the BPL record for the longest winning run (eight games) ever.

With the help of seven fours and five sixes, Johnson Charles struck an unbeaten 79 off 52 to win Player of the Match in the championship. With four balls remaining after his strike, the Victorians successfully chased down 176.

Here is a brief history of how the Bangladesh Premier League was formed. 

A professional Twenty20 cricket league is called the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and it is run by the BPL Governing Council. One of Bangladesh’s three professional cricket leagues is the BPL. The BPL is the 16th most-watched league in the world. Each team plays the other twice during the league stage in the winter. The top four teams make it to the playoffs after the regular season, which consist of a single-elimination game, two qualification games, and a championship game between the winners of qualification 1 and Qualifier 2. 

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) established the BPL in 2011 following the suspension of the league it replaced, the 2009–2010 National Cricket League Twenty20. Matches from the inaugural season were held in February 2012 in Dhaka and Chittagong. The BPL is under the chairmanship of the Governing Council.

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BPL 2024 Teams, Schedule, and Venues

The 10th season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2024), a Twenty20 cricket competition run by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), will take place in January and February 2024.

The BPL 2024 is set to feature competitive teams including Rangpur Riders, Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Minister Group Dhaka, Khulna Tigers, and Sylhet Sunrisers, promising an exciting and action-packed cricket season ahead.

The reigning champions, Comilla Victorians, clinched victory in the previous season of BPL 2023, asserting their dominance on the cricket field. On Thursday, February 16, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Comilla Victorians won the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 championship after defeating Sylhet Strikers by a score of 7 wickets. 

The Comilla Victorians secured their victory with a sensational performance, earning themselves a well-deserved reward of 2 Crore BDT. In the climactic final match, Johnson Charles of the Comilla Victorians emerged as the Player of the Match, showcasing a brilliant unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 52 balls and earning a well-earned reward of 5 Lakhs BDT for his exceptional performance. Najmul Hossain Shanto of the Sylhet Strikers was named the Player of the Tournament, earning a remarkable prize of 10 Lakhs BDT for his outstanding cricketing prowess.

Here is the tentative schedule for the upcoming BPL 2024. 

05-Jan-20242:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Fortune BarishalDhaka
06-Jan-20246:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
22-Jan-20241:30 PMComilla Victorians vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
22-Jan-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
24-Jan-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
24-Jan-20246:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Fortune BarishalDhaka
25-Jan-20241:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
25-Jan-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
28-Jan-20242:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Fortune BarishalChattogram
28-Jan-20246:30 PMSylhet Strikers vs Dhaka DominatorsChattogram
29-Jan-20241:30 PMComilla Victorians vs Chattogram ChallengersChattogram
29-Jan-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Khulna TigersChattogram
31-Jan-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Chattogram ChallengersChattogram
31-Jan-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Sylhet StrikersChattogram
1-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Comilla VictoriansChattogram
1-Feb-20246:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Fortune BarishalChattogram
3-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
3-Feb-20246:00 PMChattogram Challengers vs Comilla VictoriansDhaka
4-Feb-20242:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Rangpur RidersDhaka
4-Feb-20246:30 PMChattogram Challengers vs Khulna TigersDhaka
7-Feb-20241:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Comilla VictoriansSylhet
7-Feb-20246:00 PMKhulna Tigers vs Sylhet StrikersSylhet
8-Feb-20241:30 PMDhaka Dominators vs Chattogram ChallengersSylhet
8-Feb-20246:00 PMSylhet Sunrisers vs Comilla VictoriansSylhet
9-Feb-20241:30 PMKhulna Tigers vs Dhaka DominatorsSylhet
9-Feb-20246:00 PMFortune Barishal vs Rangpur RidersSylhet
11-Feb-20242:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Khulna TigersDhaka
11-Feb-20246:30 PMFortune Barishal vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
12-Feb-20241:30 PMChattogram Challengers vs Sylhet StrikersDhaka
12-Feb-20246:00 PMComilla Victorians vs Dhaka DominatorsDhaka
14-Feb-20241:30 PMEliminatorDhaka
14-Feb-20246:00 PM1st QualifierDhaka
16-Feb-20246:00 PM2nd QualifierDhaka
18-Feb-20246:00 PMBPL T20 Final Match 2023Dhaka

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bpl team – baji999 com – Mashrafe still going strong in BPL

On Tuesday night at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Bangladesh’s star wicketkeeper batsman Liton Das was at his sublime best.

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Comilla Victorians opener Liton looked unfazed by whatever the bowlers from Sylhet Strikers had to offer, as he kept stroking the ball all around the ground and eased into his first half-century of the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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The right-hander then basically killed off the game in the 14th over bowled by off-spinner Sharifullah as he cleared the boundary ropes thrice in that over, over long-on, deep mid-wicket and square leg, and topped it off with a four from the last ball.

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Liton’s belligerence yielded 24 runs for Comilla and brought the equation down to 24 runs from 36 balls.

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In the next over, Sylhet skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza brought himself on the attack. At 39 years of age, Mashrafe has long lost his once lethal pace and now almost hobbles during his run-up before bowling at a speed which can be described as ‘slow-medium’ at best.

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Mashrafe, who is currently a part-time cricketer and full-time politician, should not have been any match for Liton, who was batting on 70 off 41 balls.

But the first ball Liton faced in the 15th over, he ended up mistiming his shot and getting caught at mid-off.

Mashrafe didn’t just end there as the wily pacer conceded just two runs from that over, giving his side a sliver of a chance to make a dramatic comeback in the contest.

He then came to bowl his final over of the match in the 17th over. This time, the veteran pacer outfoxed Pakistan’s Khushdil Shah with another slower delivery.

Losing a couple of quick wickets infused panic in the Comilla chase, as in the very next ball Jaker Ali got himself run out while attempting a single that wasn’t there to take.

He knows about the ups and downs of cricket, as he has been playing since 2000. I don’t have enough words to describe how good he really is. I have nothing but respect for him

Imad Wasim, Pakistani all-rounder, Sylhet Strikers

That over also cost just two runs and Mashrafe finished with remarkable figures of 2-19 in his four overs.

In the end, Mashrafe’s late spell wasn’t enough as Comilla went onto win the match by five wickets with an over to spare. But Mashrafe’s spell showed everyone that somehow, someway, an aging Mashrafe is still a more than effective bowler in shorter formats at home conditions.

Mashrafe’s spell on Wednesday was in no way a one-time fluke. The pacer has been consistently picking up wickets while keeping the runs in check in BPL9 so far.

After six matches, Mashrafe is currently at the top of the wicket-takers list in the tournament, with nine wickets in the bag.

Mashrafe’s economy rate of 6.75 is also exemplary, as he has been bowling during the powerplay in every match.

Mashrafe, not surprisingly, has also been brilliant as Sylhet’s captain.

Franchises from Sylhet have always found life difficult at the BPL. But this time, under the leadership of Mashrafe, the Strikers have been dominating the tournament from the very beginning.

Before the defeat against defending champions Comilla, Sylhet won all five of their previous matches in the league and are currently at the top of the points-table.

At the halfway stage of their group phase campaign, Sylhet already have one foot in the knockout stage, and need just two more wins in their remaining six games to book a spot in the qualifiers.

The Sylhet team has been in unison from the start with everyone from the management to the overseas recruits singing praises of Mashrafe as a captain.

Mashrafe, who is yet to retire from One-Day Internationals (ODI), was almost forced into quitting Twenty20 internationals in 2017.

Nearly six years after playing his last T20 for the Tigers, Mashrafe is still proving himself as a more than handy bowler in the format.

Now, is that just an example of how good Mashrafe is as a bowler or is it a reflection of the falling standards of BPL, that is up for debate.

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bpl scores – baji999 com – Toyam Sports Limited one of the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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New Delhi [India], January 18 (ANI/PNN): Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is pleased to announce that the company, through its soon-to-be subsidiary Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, has signed on as the official ‘Associate Sponsor’ for the 9th season of the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League, also known as the BPL 9, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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The event, which has kicked off from 5th of Jan and will continue till 16th of Feb 2023, will see a total of 7 teams playing 46 games with each other. The 7 teams are Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dominators, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Riders & Sylhet Strikers. The BPL 9 matches conducted will have a viewing capacity of 64,500 spectators, across 3 venues in Bangladesh. Apart from this, the Live streaming of every game in BPL 9 will be accessible on Fancode and the Daraz App.

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In Bangladesh, the viewers will have the chance to register for GTV and Maashranga TV and watch the live broadcast of the BPL 2023. In India, cricket fans can watch all the matches of BPL 2023 live on Sony Liv, Max, and Ten.

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Mohamedali Budhwani (CMD TSL) commented “With this development, we are not only set to deepen our relationship with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, but to increase our international footprints.

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It was only last month that we had become the ‘Title Sponsor’ of the Bangladesh – India ODI Series, which found a lot of interest from cricket fans around the globe.” Like India, Cricket is the most popular sport in Bangladesh and this development helps TSL build global visibility. With the matches being streamed digitally in India, on popular sports channels like Sonly Liv, Max and Ten, TSL hopes to gain popularity amongst the huge sporting fan base of the country.

We remain committed to popularise sports and help build platforms for deserving athletes to showcase their talent. We will continue our efforts in this direction. Even if we maintain the momentum that we have managed to create in the last few months, TSL could soon become a household name in the coming year, in India, in the world of Cricket. I won’t hesitate to reiterate that we promise more action going ahead, not only in the cricket vertical but also other areas.”

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) is a publicly (BSE & MSEI) listed company, run passionately by sports enthusiasts, engaged in sports production, promotion and management. On the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) space, TSL successfully conducted the ‘Kumite-1 League’, in the presence of legendary Mike Tyson, and will be soon showcasing the league’s vision through its ‘1st of its kind’ reality TV show, ‘Kumite-1 Warrior Hunt’. TSL has also established its foothold in the Cricket business. TSL will soon own a majority stake in Rajwada Cricket League and Pacific Star Sports Services LLC, courtesy which it has league rights in countries like Kenya, Mauritius and Greece across formats like T10 and T20, domestically and internationally. Additionally, TSL is on course to establish its international footprints after being associated with Africa Cup T20, Tanzania Cricket Premier League, Cricket Kenya, Oman Cricket Academy & India-Bangladesh ODI series in various capacities. TSL also aims to address athlete mental wellbeing via its stake ownership in Bhakti World Radio.

This story is provided by PNN. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/PNN)

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bpl match – Galatasaray – I’m a cricketer who does TikTok and that’s why everyone makes fun of me, claims Sabbir Rahmam

Sabbir Rahman, one of Bangladesh’s regulars a few years ago, opened up about trolls he had faced for using a TikTok account.

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Rahman believes that criticism only came because he is a cricketer, despite the fact that everyone in Bangladesh has an account on this mobile video-making platform.

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Sabbir Rahman, one of the squad members of Bangladesh’s 2015 ODI World Cup, was once projected as one of the next big things in Bangladesh cricket.

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The left-handed batter has played 66 ODIs, 11 Tests, and 48 T20Is thus far, but his consistent failures at the highest level left him sidelined in recent years, and simultaneously, he failed to live up to the expectations.

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Till date, he has 481 runs in red-ball cricket, 1,333 runs in 50-over cricket, and 977 runs in the shortest format of the game.

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In a recent interview with BDCrictime, Sabbir, who last played an international match in October against Pakistan, spoke about his ambitions in the sport. At the same time, he also slammed his critics who made jokes about him for using TikTok in his personal life.

“TikTok is part of people’s personal lives. It’s just for fun, that’s what I did. I don’t think there is anyone in Bangladesh who doesn’t have TikTok. Maybe everyone makes fun of it because a cricketer does it. I don’t care about these things. My focus is on my work, practice, and playing matches. I don’t see, don’t know, don’t understand what people say,” Sabbir told BDCrictime.

“…There is not something to talk about in the past. My goal is to be able to play with discipline in the future.”

Although Sabbir played a T20I last year, his last ODI came in July 2019 and his last Test came in February 2018. The 31-year-old is currently playing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for Khulna Tigers.

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bpl schedule – Bayern Munich – Pakistan’s Wahab, Amad star in BPL

Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz and Amad Butt were among the top performers as Khulna Tigers eased past Rangpur Riders by nine wickets on Tuesday during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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Riaz bagged figures of 4-14 in four overs, meanwhile Butt claimed 3-16 in three overs.

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Riaz and Butt helped Khulna restrict Rangpur to 129 in 20 overs with Mahedi Hasan top-scoring with 38.

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In reply, Khulna reached the target in 18.2 overs for the loss of one wicket.

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Opener Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten 60 runs in 47 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.

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For his brilliant performance, Riaz bagged the award for player of the match.

Pakistan’s Azam Khan was also part of the winning side but he didn’t get a chance to bat.

Meanwhile, three Pakistan players were in action for the Riders with veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik leading the side. All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz and pacer Haris Rauf were also part of the team.

Malik could only score nine runs in 14 balls, whereas Nawaz and Rauf went wicketless with the ball.

Sylhet Strikers are currently at the top of the table with 10 points after winning all five of their games. Fortune Barishal are in second place with six points after four matches.

Rangpur Riders and Chattogram Challengers are in third and fourth place, respectively, with four points each.

Khulna Tigers, Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dominators are in the final three positions, respectively, of the table with two points each after four matches. 

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bpl match – Real – barcelona – CCH Vs COV, BPL Dream11 Team Prediction: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today Chattogram Challengers Vs Comilla Victorians T20 At Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium In Chattogram

CCH vs COV, BPL Dream11 Team Prediction: Here is the Bangladesh Premier League – T20 Dream11 Guru Tips and CCH vs COV Dream11 Team Prediction, CCH vs COV Fantasy Cricket Prediction T20 game, CCH vs COV Probable XIs BPL – T20, Fantasy Cricket Prediction – Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians, Fantasy Playing Tips – T20.  CCH vs COV, BPL Dream11 Team Prediction: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today Chattogram Challengers vs Comilla Victorians T20 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram 6 PM IST Jan 16, Mon.

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TOSS: The Bangladesh Premier League – T20 match toss between Chattogram Challengers and Comilla Victorians, will take place at 5:30 PM IST –  on January 16

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Time: 6:00 PM IST.

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Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

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CCH vs COV, BPL Dream11 Team

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Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan(c)

Batters: Khushdil Shah, D Rasooli, Afif Hossain

All-rounders: Shuvagata Hom, Ziaur Rahman(vc), Mosaddek Hossain

Bowlers: Nihaduzzaman, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam.

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Chattogram Challengers: Usman Khan, MD Al-Amin Jr., Afif Hossain, Darwish Rasooli, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shuvagata Hom, Ziaur Rahman, Malinda Pushpakumara, Max O’Dowd, Nihaduzzaman, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury

Comilla Victorians: Litton Das, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imrul Kayes (c), Chadwick Walton, Khsudil Shah, Jaker Ali Anik, Mosaddek Hossain, Hasan Ali, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman , Tanvir Islam.

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bpl news – Andreas müller – Muhammad Rizwan transported by helicopter for BPL game

Rizwan did not have a standout performance and his team lost the match to Fortune Barisal by 12 runs

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Comilla Victorians arranged a helicopter to ensure the availability of player Muhammad Rizwan for their game at the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023.

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The helicopter transported him from the airport to the stadium in Chittagong after he finished playing ODI series against New Zealand in Karachi.

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Despite the special arrangement, Rizwan did not have a standout performance and his team lost the match to Fortune Barisal by 12 runs.

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Other Pakistan cricketers, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, and Khushdil Shah,

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are also part of the Comilla Victorians squad.

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bpl schedule – Patsy Palmer – Khushdil Shah makes comeback in BPL

Pakistan’s hard-hitting batter Khushdil Shah made a solid comeback in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). 

Shah, who is representing Comilla Victorians, had a poor start with the bat after he managed to score just a run in the first match.  

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But, he smoked 43 not-out against Fortune Barishal to register a solid comeback on Saturday. His innings included a boundary and four sixes. 

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Shah’s 43 wasn’t enough for the Victorians to chase down 178 runs in 20 overs. Victorians were restricted to 165-7 in the given overs. 

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The left-handed batter was accompanied by fellow Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Rizwan in Victorians’ squad. Rizwan joined the team today after participating in three-match ODI series against New Zealand in Pakistan. 

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Today, Rizwan arrived in Dhaka at 10:20am, local time, and then boarded a helicopter, which landed at the Women’s Sports Complex ground beside the Zahur Ahmed Chowhdury Stadium in Chattogram at 12:45pm.

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The Pakistan star landed around an hour before the match and was named in the playing XI.

After deciding to field first, the Victorians were set a target of 178 runs after Barishal’s skipper Shakib Al Hasan scored an unbeaten 45-ball 81.

While chasing the target, Rizwan was dismissed after scoring 18 runs in 11 balls with the help of two sixes.

The wicket-keeper batter remained top-scorer in the ODI series against New Zealand. He scored 182 runs in three matches at an average of 91. The right-handed batsman also scored two fifties in the series. 

On the other hand, Shaheen Shah Afridi was also supposed to join Victorians but he withdrew from the event. He will continue his rehabilitation in the country ahead of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8. Shaheen will lead defending champions Lahore Qalandars in this year’s PSL.

The 22-year-old cricketer got injured in the final of T20 World Cup 2022. He was taken off the field after sustaining a knee injury while taking a catch off Shadab Khan.

Since then, Shaheen has not taken part in competitive cricket and has remained under strict observation of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s medical team.