It’s been 6 years since the first season of Bangladesh Premier League kick-off officially and here we are, about to witness the sixth edition of Bangladesh Cricket Board’s professional league tomorrow onwards, i.e., on 5th Jan ’19 until 9th Feb ’19, in India. Over the years Bangladesh Premier league has made its mark among the top T20 leagues in the world. The stellar sports personalities like David Warner, AB de Villiers, Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle will be featured in the tournament.
The season consist of teams representing a different region of Bangladesh, namely Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders, Khulna Titans, Chittagong Vikings, Camilla Victorians, Sylhet Sixers and Rajshahi Kings. India being a country jam-packed with cricket enthusiasts, BPL 2019 is expected to bring round-the-clock cricketing buzz in the country.
The tournament will be played in a double round robin format, which will be followed by playoffs.
Mashrafe Mortaza, the former captain of Bangladesh National Cricket team, will lead the defending champions Rangpur Riders. The teams batting looks strong with the veteran players like Chris Gayle, Alex Hales and AB de Villiers. Shakib Al Hasan, better known as the all-rounder will captain the tree time title winner Dhaka Dynamites. Undoubtedly Hazratullah Zazai will be the team protagonist, who stood out in the inaugural season APL by hitting 6 sixes and made his mark in the world of cricket. The astonishing Players like Ian Bell, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard will add balance to the lineups.
Comilla Victorians will be led by the most hotshot run-getter for the Bangladesh National team Tamim Iqbal along with Shahid Afridi, the mighty “Boom Boom” in the line-up. Mushfiqur Rahim will lead Chittagong Viking, with remarkable overseas players like Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, and Najibullah Zadran. The Bangladeshi versatile player Mahmudullah Riyad will be the captain of Khulna Titans.
Rajshahi Kings, with a disappointing season last year, will look forward to creating history this season. Sylhet Sixers will be one of the strongest bowling attacks this season with the great Waqar Younis at their helm as the bowling coach.
In no time BPL 2019 will rule over the TV sets of all the cricket fanatics across the globe. DSport will broadcast all the action from the thrilling tournament live on for the Indian cricket buffs from tomorrow.