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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. 

DateTimeMatchesVenue
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 match_bangladesh cricket betting_Shanto, Wood, Sakib take Sylhet Strikers to BPL final.

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Sylhet Strikers reached their first BPL final after they defeated Rangpur Riders by 19 runs in the second qualifier in Dhaka. They will take on three-time champions Comilla Victorians – also last season’s winners – in the final on February 16.

But it could have easily been Riders playing the final. Rony Talukdar and their captain Nurul Hasan added 82 runs for the fourth wicket, and were taking Riders rapidly towards the 183-run target, but Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s match-turning 18th over changed the game’s fate.

Strikers took extra time to decide who would keep wickets when Mushfiqur Rahim returned to the field, and Nurul appeared frazzled. The Riders captain fell first ball after the delay, later spotted shouting at someone while walking back. Rony fell later in the over, run out for 66 after being too careless to return to the crease, with Zakir Hasan, the new gloveman, getting a direct hit.

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bpl scores – baji999 com – Amir, Imad continue to shine in BPL 2023

The Pakistan bowlers are dominating the bowling charts in this season

Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim continued their rich vein of bowling form for Sylhet Strikers, as their side registered a massive seven-wicket win over Chattogram Challengers on Saturday in Bangladesh Premier League.

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Bowling first, Amir broke an important 88-run partnership by trapping Afif Hossain for 34.

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In the very next over, Imad struck by removing the dangerous looking Mehedi Maruf for 54.

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The Pakistan all-rounder wasn’t done yet as he clean bowled Max O’ Dowd in the same over, to put break onto the Challengers’ innings.

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Amir finished with an economical spell of 1/17 in his four-over spell, while Imad conceded 23 runs and took two wickets in his four overs, to restrict Challengers to 174-6.

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Amir and Imad are dominating the bowling charts along with other Pakistan bowlers. The left-arm pacer is the third joint-highest wicket-taker in this season with 11 wickets, with Wahab Riaz at the top with 13 wickets. Imad has also taken 9 wickets in nine matches and is one of the most economical bowlers along with Amir.

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bpl match – baji999 com -DD vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Match from 1:00 PM, CHECK Dhaka Dominators vs Rangpur Riders Dream11 TOP Fantasy Picks, Probable Playing XIs, Pitch Report, & DD vs RR Live Streaming Details: Follow BPL 2023 LIVE Updates

DD vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Dhaka Dominators vs Rangpur Riders – BPL Live – Rangpur Riders will play match 29 of the group stages against the Dhaka Dominators in the Bangladesh Premier League 2023.

The Dhaka Dominators have won only two out of eight games and lost six. On the other hand, Rangpur Riders boast two consecutive wins, making four victories in seven matches played.

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Ahead of the highly anticipated encounter, we look at the fantasy team, top fantasy picks, probable playing XIs, pitch report, and live streaming details. 

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BPL Dream11 Prediction: Dhaka Dominators vs Rangpur Riders at 1 PM, Check Dream11 TOP Fantasy Picks, Probable Playing XIs, Pitch Report, & DD vs RR Live Streaming Details: Follow BPL 2023 LIVE Updates

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Rangpur Riders recorded an emphatic six-wicket win against the table-toppers Sylhet Strikers on 27 January at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Azmatullah Omarzai and Hasan Mahmud took three wickets each for Rangpur.

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Tanzim Hasan Sakib scored 41 runs for Sylhet, but Rony Talukdar’s not-out 41 runs helped Rangpur seal the victory. The Dhaka Dominators also secured a 24-run win over the Khulna Tigers. Dhaka posted 108 runs in 19.4 overs after batting first, and Taskin Ahmed’s four wickets sealed the win for Dhaka.

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Match Details:

  • Match- DD vs RR, 29th Match
  • Date- Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Time- 01:00 PM

Venue-

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Live Streaming:

The LIVE Streaming of the matches will be available on Fancode APP.

BPL Dream11 Prediction: Dhaka Dominators vs Rangpur Riders at 1 PM, Check Dream11 TOP Fantasy Picks, Probable Playing XIs, Pitch Report, & DD vs RR Live Streaming Details: Follow BPL 2023 LIVE Updates

Top Fantasy Picks:

  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Azmatullah Omarzai

Fantasy Team: 

Wicket Keeper: Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Mithun

Batters: Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rony Talukdar, Alex Blake

All-Rounders: Soumya Sarkar, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sikandar Raza

Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Probable Playing XIs: 

Rangpur Riders: Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Shoaib Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nawaz, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Robiul Haque, Haris Rauf, Hasan Mahmud

Dhaka Dominators: Usman Ghani, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mizanur Rahman, Nasir Hossain (c), Ariful Haque, Alex Blake, Amir Hamza, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Salman Irshad

Pitch Report:

Recent matches have made the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium a tough venue for batters. The slow track with low bounce and minimal pace challenges batsmen to score runs. The pitch, however, favors spin bowlers, who can extract a lot of turns and bounce from the surface.

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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 team – Alanyaspor Galatasaray – BPL 2023: Imad Wasim proves his mettle

Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim was on song with the ball in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 on Monday. 

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Imad, who is representing Sylhet Strikers in this year’s BPL, took three wickets for 20 runs in his four overs against Dhaka Dominators. 

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The left-arm spinner bowled brilliantly to help his team dominate with the ball. Imad’s valuable spell helped Strikers restrict Dominators to 128-7. 

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After taking three wickets, Imad became the joint top wicket-taker of BPL. Imad alongside Robiul Haque, Mohammad Amir, Mashrafe Mortaza, and Al-Amin Hossain has seven wickets in his account so far. 

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With the bat, Imad scored just 11 runs off 20 balls without a boundary. Mohammad Haris of Pakistan smashed 44 off 32 balls to make the chase easier for Strikers. 

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Due to losing a couple of quick wickets in the middle overs, Strikers could chase the target in the last over.  

It must be noted here that more than a dozen Pakistani players were picked for BPL 2023. 

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bpl scores – Bill Gates – Mashrafe’s Sylhet make history in franchise cricket with five consecutive victories

Sylhet dominated Dhaka to seal a five-wicket victory thanks to their Pakistani duo Imad Wasim and Mohammad Harris. 

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Sylhet Strikers created history on Monday as they made it five wins in their five matches in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). With this victory, the Mashrafe-led side became the first-ever franchise team to win five consecutive matches before tasting a defeat. 

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Earlier, four teams bagged four straight victories before they tasted a defeat as a new franchise. Sylhet joined the list with Chennai Super Kings (2008), Hobart Hurricanes (2011), Barbados Tridents (2013) and Jaffna Stallions (2020) with their win over Dhaka on 10 January. 

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On Monday, Sylhet dominated Dhaka to seal a five-wicket victory thanks to their Pakistani duo Imad Wasim and Mohammad Harris. 

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Chasing a modest 129 runs, Sylhet made a bright start. Openers Harris and Shanto built a 52-run partnership in eight overs. 

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Shanto played a sluggish knock of 12 from 20 balls but his partner Harris was the top scorer for the Strikers scoring 44 off just 32 balls. He hit five boundaries and two sixes in his innings. 

Strikers didn’t have to toil much after that. Mushfiqur Rahim played a 25-ball 27-run innings and Imad played another sluggish innings of 11 from 20 balls. 

But Thisara Perrera and Akbar Ali guided the team home with four balls remaining. Both played at a strike rate of more than 190. 

Dhaka’s captain Nasir Hossain picked up two wickets for 19 runs. 

Earlier, Sylhet were asked to bowl first after losing the toss and they made full use of their opportunity and restricted Dhaka to 128 for seven after their allotted 20 overs.

Dhaka were on the backfoot right from the word go. They lost Soumya Sarkar in the very first over for a golden duck.

Much-hyped British batter Robin Das made his debut but he couldn’t show his firepower against Sylhet. He was the second Dhaka batter to be dismissed for a golden duck as he became Imad Wasim’s second victim after the Pakistani all-rounder picked up the wicket of Dilshan Munaweera in the sixth over.

Dhaka were reduced to 51 for four in the tenth over. Skipper Nasir Hossain then played a useful knock of 39 off 30 balls to guide his team past 120. He was accompanied well by Ariful Haque who bagged 20. Nasir hit three boundaries and one maximum in his 39-run innings. 

Imad was the star bowler for Sylhet. He picked up three wickets for only 20 runs from his four overs. Apart from him, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Amir and Nazmul Islam Apu all bagged a wicket each.

Imad Wasim was adjudged the player of the match for his brilliant bowling. 

Sylhet skipper Mashrafe said the confidence is high for the Strikers but they need to keep the momentum in the remaining part of the tournament. 

“It was another fine win, it did get a little tricky in the end, but it was a fine effort from Thisara to get the job done. We did not bat well in the middle period. I feel that this was a typical Chattogram wicket where 150 would have been a good score for sure. The confidence is high, however, it is important for us to carry forward the momentum into the next match and take things as they come,” he said at the post-match presentation. 

Player of the Match Imad credited the whole team for the winning streak. He even thanked the crowd who came all the way from Sylhet.

“Everyone in the team is chipping in, every base is covered so far, but you can’t be relaxed as it is a long tournament with 12 games, need 8 wins and we can’t relax before that. Thanks to the crowd for coming all the way from Sylhet,” he said.

“The last game we saw a couple of times, it was keeping low and spinning, today it was keeping low but not spinning and the plan was to bowl wicket to wicket. The line is important and length is important as well, if you bowl a back of a length, it is not easy for the batter and you need to vary your pace,” Imad added.

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bpl news – A need for growing T20 bowling skills

It was Fortune Barishal skipper Shakib Al Hasan who said that bowlers have not quite turned up at the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), especially during night fixtures where pitches offered big scores.

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As a format, the T20 mindset and culture is still in its primary period. The lack of T20s in the domestic circuit, except the BPL, has been brought up as a key reason for why it is more difficult to bring up players ready for the format.

The batters have found some rhythm and a few bowlers have shown their mettle so far, but as the Chattogram phase begins on Friday – with Chattogram Challengers taking on Fortune Barishal in the day’s opening fixture – the onus will be on the bowlers to respond in kind on wickets where runs are expected.

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Barishal’s Ebadot Hossain talked about the same need for improvement. Although he referred to the quicks, spinners need to get on their game too.

“Chattogram’s wickets are always batting-friendly. The fast bowlers need to improve their skill and bowl intelligently. Given that wickets are friendly for batters, the pacers with more skill will do better compared to others,” Ebadot said while talking to reporters at Chattogram yesterday.

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The national team pacer was not just talking about BPL success. He himself was at the receiving end of a bitter end to Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign last year, when he bagged crucial wickets but Sri Lanka targeted him at the death and took him for runs to seize the game away from the Tigers. With ICC wickets providing sporting surfaces at the very least, it is the need of the hour to get accustomed to bowling on batting-friendly surfaces.India recently scored over 400 runs in the third ODI in Chattogram but the Bangladesh bowlers can take valuable lessons from the experience.

Sylhet Strikers skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in this BPL alongside Al Amin Hossain. Mashrafe has brought his experience and new-ball bowling skills and has not been hit for too many runs. Al Amin though suffered, conceding an economy rate of over nine. Sylhet’s other pace duo Rejaur Rahman Raja and Mohammad Amir are second on the list with six wickets. The freedom to express themselves has not only allowed batters but also the bowlers of Sylhet to shine.

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“Raja bagged four wickets in the first game of the Dhaka phase. Everyone said that although the wicket was good, Raja bowled well. Wickets got better and better after that in Dhaka. Chattogram is always good, so if we can do well on these surfaces, it will help in the upcoming World Cup,” said Ebadot.

When batters were able to show superiority, bowlers were not often on the mark. The yorkers have not come through while slower deliveries have been picked off when the surface has not held up slightly.

“You have to be accurate with your yorkers and slowers,” he reminded, with death-bowling still a headache for the national side.

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Ebadot said he has been working with his Bangladesh teammate and Comilla Victorians pacer Mustafizur Rahman to develop his cutters.

“My strength is to bowl fast and I have the yorker going for me. Along with that I am working on cutters and their accuracy. Mustafizur is good at cutters and I was learning from him. He changed the grip of my slower bouncers and it helped me,” he said.

Working as a unit always works for pacers. Ebadot has Khaled Ahmed in his side. If the pacers can get their execution right in these BPL tracks, it will be the best thing for the national team.

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