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BPL 2019 team rosters: Who is playing where
The Bangladesh Premier League is set to begin at the start of next year with Januray 5 being the possible start of the tournament. The players’ draft for the upcoming season took place today and while most teams had alrady retained their star players, there were some interesting movement during todayÕs event. Mushfiqur Rahim, who was released by Rajshahi Kings, joined Chittagong Vikings. The Chattogram outfit also acquired the services of Mohammad Ashraful, who is making a return to the BPL after a five-year ban.
Soumya Sarkar has been in dazzling form of late and he will be featuring for Rajshahi Kings. Amongst the international stars, South Africa’s T20 master-blaster AB De Villiers was taken on-board by defending champions Rangpur Riders while Shahid Afridi joined Comilla Victorians. As per BPL rules each squad needed to have at least 16 members on their side.
Here we take a look at the rosters of the BPL sides after the players’ draft.
Chris Gayle, Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, AB de Villiers, Alex Hales, Benny Howell, Oshane Thomas, Abul Hasan, Fardeen Hossain, Nahidul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Ravi Bopara, Rilee Rossouw, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Shafiul Islam and Sohag Gazi
Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Hazratullah Zazai, Naeem Sheikh, Asif Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Qazi Onik, Mizanur Rahman, Andrew Birch, Ian Bell, Rony Talukdar, Shuvagata Hom, Rubel Hossain and Nurul Hasan
Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir, David Warner, Sandeep Lamichhane, Pat Brown, Nicholas Pooran, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Gulbadin Naib, Andre Fletcher, Alok Kapali, Zakir Ali, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Al Amin Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain and Taskin Ahmed
Mahmudullah Riyad, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite, Dawid Malan, Ali Khan, Brendan Taylor, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Tanvir Islam, Mahidul Ankon, Subashish Roy and Junaid Siddique, Zaheer Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Taijul Islam, Al Amin, Jahurul Islam and Shariful Islam
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson, Amin Yamin, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salamkheil, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Abu Haider Rony, Anamul Haque, Mehedi Hasan and Ziaur Rahman
Mominul Haque, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan, Qais Ahmed, Christiaan Jonker, Mohammad Sami, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marshall Ayub, Kamrul Rabbi, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Arafat Sunny, Soumya Sarkar, Fazle Rabbi and Alauddin Babu