The squads for the sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have been finalised after the players draft, which was held in Dhaka. The BPL 2019 or BPL 6 will be held from January 05 to February 08 2019. A total of seven teams namely, Dhaka Dynamites, Chittagong Vikings, Rangpur Riders, Comilla Victorians, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, and Sylhet Sixers will participate in the BPL 2019. Rangpur Riders are the defending champions. All the seven squads boasts of some quality and well known local and foreign players.
One of the biggest attractions of the BPL 2019 happens to be the former South African cricketer AB de Villiers. The former Proteas captain recently retired from the international cricket and now just plays T20 leagues around the world. De Villiers will be seen in action for defending champions Rangpur Riders. De Villiers Signs Up for BPL 2019
Apart from De Villiers, suspended Australian cricketer David Warner will be part of the BPL 2019 as well. The left-handed batsman was picked by Sylhet Sixers for the upcoming season. Ahead of the BPL 2019 players draft, franchises were given a choice of retaining four players. Out of which, two were allowed to be signed outside the draft, directly. Meanwhile, a franchise has been allowed a maximum squad size of 21 players, which includes 12 local and nine foreign cricketers. David Warner Signed By Sylhet Sixers; Australian Opener Set to Make His Debut in Bangladesh Premier League!
BPL 2019 Full Squads:
Dhaka Dynamites: Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Rony Talukder, Shuvagoto Hom, Andrew Birch, Ian Bell, Qazi Onik, Mizanur Rahman, Asif Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Naim Sheikh. Retained Players: Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard. Direct Signings: Andre Russell, Hazratullah Zazai.
Chittagong Vikings: Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Cameron Delport, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammad Ashraful, Robiul Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nihaduzzaman, Najibullah Zadran, Salman Islam. Retained Players: Sikandar Raza, Luke Ronchi, Najibullah Zadran, Sunzamul Islam. Direct Signings: Mohammad Shahzad, Robbie Frylinck.
Rangpur Riders: Shafiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Maruf, Ravi Bopara, Rilee Rossouw, Nahidul Islam, Nadif Chowdhury, Abul Hasan, Fardin Hossain Anik, Benny Howell, Oshane Thomas. Retained Players: Chris Gayle, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun. Direct Signings: AB de Villiers, Alex Hales.
Comilla Victorians: Abu Hider, Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salamkheil, Aamer Yamin. Retained Players: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik. Direct Signings: Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson.
Khulna Titans: Jahurul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Al-Amin, Zahir Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Subhashis Roy, Junaid Siddiqui, Tanvir Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Lasith Malinga, Yasir Shah, Brendan Taylor. Retained Players: Mahmudullah Riyad, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Carlos Brathwaite. Direct Signings: Dawid Malan, Ali Khan.
Rajshahi Kings: Soumya Sarkar, Fazle Mahmud, Arafat Sunny, Alauddin Babu, Isuru Udana, Laurie Evans, Marshal Ayub, Kamrul Islam, Ryan ten Doeschate, Seekkuge Prasanna, Mohammad Sami. Retained Players: Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Zakir Hasan. Direct Signings: Qais Ahmed, Christiaan Jonker
Sylhet Sixers: Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Jaker Ali, Gulbadin Naib, Andre Fletcher, Mehedi Hassan Rana, Nicholas Pooran. Retained Players: Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir. Direct Signings: David Warner, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Icon Players- Rangpur Riders: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Dhaka Dynamites: Shakib Al Hasan, Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah Ryad, Comilla Victorians: Tamim Iqbal, Rajshahi Kings: Mustafizur Rahman, Sylhet Sixers: Nasir Hossain and Chittagong Vikings: Mushfiqur Rahim.