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Khulna Titans
খুলনা টাইটানস
Khulna Titans Logo.png
League Bangladesh Premier League
Captain Bangladesh Mahmudullah
Coach Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene
Bowling coach South Africa Alfonso Thomas
Owner Gemcon Group
Bangladesh Cricket Board (2019–20)
Team information
City Khulna, Khulna Division, Bangladesh
Colours খুলনা টাইটানসের রঙ.svg
Founded 2012 (as Khulna Royal Bengals)
Bangladesh Premier League wins 0
Official website:

T20I kit

Khulna Titans (Bengali: খুলনা টাইটানস) are a franchise Twenty20 cricket team representing the Khulna division in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a Twenty20 cricket tournament. The franchise is owned by Gemcon Sports and was founded in 2016 as a replacement for the Khulna Royal Bengals who had participated in the first two seasons of the BPL. The Titans use Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium for home games.

As of the 2016/17 season, the team is captained by Mahmudullah Riyad and coached by Stuart Law. The primary home ground of the team is the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna City.[1]

For the 2017/18 Bangladesh Premier League season Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as the head coach replacing Stuart Law who took up duties as the head coach of West Indies cricket team.[2]


The Khulna Royal Bengals team was originally formed by Orion Group and participated in the first two seasons of the Bangladesh Premier League in 2011/12 and 2012/13. Following the suspension of all of the BPL franchises following a range of financial and spot-fixing issues during the second season of the league, the original franchise was not re-established for the third season of the BPL in 2015/16.

Season overview


Khulna Royal Bengals forged a strong side with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan as captain and some other well known players such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Smith and Herschelle Gibbs. In the league stage, the team was pretty outstanding, advancing to the playoffs finishing only second to Dhaka Gladiators. However, they lost a cliffhanger to Dhaka in the semi finals, finishing off with a respectable outing


After a strong last season, Khulna could not make a team as strong as their previous campaign. This time they have Shahriar Nafees as captain who had Riki Wessels, Shapoor Zadran and more as company. Khulna had a disastrous season this time. Losing 75% of their 12 matches, finishing last at 7th.


After a complete change in the franchise ownership and management Khulna Titans were established in advance of the 2016–17 Bangladesh Premier League. They had a stable team with the likes of sume talented Bangladeshi players such as Mahmudullah (icon), Shafiul Islam, Ariful Haque, Mosharraf Hossain. They added 9 overseas to their roster such as Riki Wessels, Junaid Khan, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran and Andre Fletcher. They were able to get to the playoffs but were defeated by both Rajshahi Kings and Dhaka Dynamites. They ended up second in the team rankings with Junaid Khan as their leading wicket-taker and Mahmudullah as the leading scorer. They won nail-biting encounters against Chittagong Vikings and Rajshahi Kings in the league stage. They finished with being known as 'the team with the best bowling attack' as two of their seamers (Junaid and Shafiul) were in the top 10 most wickets list for the tournament and had a rather disappointing Batting lineup as most batter failed to show their potential other than Ariful and their icon.


They re-signed Mahmudullah Riyad as their icon while they also made contracts with South African cricketers Rilee Rossouw, Kyle Abbott, Aussie star Chris Lynn (will miss BPL due to injury), Windies's 2016 ICC World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite and his national teammate Chadwick Walton. They also signed Englishman Dawid Malan and Lankan all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna and more. They retained Junaid Khan, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Islam, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel and Benny Howell. Pakistani Wicket-Keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, leg spinner Shadab Khan and Junaid will be unavailable for selection on a temporary basis due to domestic commitments.[3]

From the draft, the Titans signed 8 locals (more than minimum of 7) and 2 foreigners. Their first pick was bought Nazmul Hossain Shanto while the surprise picks were U19 skipper Saif Hassan and little-known local pacer Imran Ali and Barbados-born English cricketer Jofra Archer. The interesting thing about Imran is that he took a 5-wicket haul in his second List-A match. They signed Sri Lankan batting all-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya and other locals from the draft.

Khulna Titans had the strong start with a win against Sylhet Sixers. The team was pretty consistent throughout the tournament and finished 3rd in the league stage, hence qualifying to the playoffs. In the eliminator against Rangpur Riders a one-man show from Chris Gayle, who struck an unbeaten 126, blew the Titans away and had them eliminated.


Khulna Titans retained Mahmudullah Riyad, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque and Carlos Brathwaite. They also signed English batsman Dawid Malan and American fast bowler Ali Khan pre-draft.

In the draft, the Titans got the very first pick and signed wicket-keeper batsman Jahurul Islam. Their overseas signings in the draft included veteran seamer Lasith Malinga, leg-spinner Yasir Shah, wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor and more. Some of their domestic picks were Junaid Siddiqui, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, the young left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam and more.


The franchise has signed former Australian captain and all-rounder Shane Watson and South African leg spinner Imran Tahir as their two direct overseas signings.[4][5]


Year Bangladesh Premier League
2012 Semi-finals
2013 League stage
2016 Playoffs
2017 Playoffs
2019 League stage

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Year Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor (Chest) Shirt Sponsor (Back) Chest Branding
2016 Gemcon Sports PRAN Zeera Pani Meena Bazar ULAB
2017 Shell Lubricants Gemcon City Limited Meena Bazar
2019 ULAB Shell Lubricants Minister Smart TV

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Notes
29 Dawid Malan England (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
17 Nazmul Hossain Shanto Bangladesh (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2017
31 Junaid Siddique Bangladesh (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018
39 Paul Stirling Northern Ireland (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 Overseas
26 Carlos Brathwaite Barbados (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
71 Ariful Haque Bangladesh (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017
50 Sherfane Rutherford Guyana (1998-08-15) 15 August 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
96 David Wiese South Africa (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
Al-Amin Bangladesh (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm orthodox 2018
1 Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe (1986-02-06) 6 February 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 Overseas
13 Jahurul Islam Bangladesh (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed 2018
Mahidul Islam Ankon Bangladesh (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 21) Right-handed 2018
99 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
86 Yasir Shah Pakistan (1986-05-02) 2 May 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
83 Junaid Khan Pakistan (1989-12-24) 24 December 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm fast 2016 Overseas
7 Ali Khan United States (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
12 Taijul Islam Bangladesh (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018
10 Subashis Roy Bangladesh (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018
75 Zahir Khan Afghanistan (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left arm chinaman 2018 Overseas
47 Shoriful Islam Bangladesh (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018
Tanvir Islam Bangladesh (1996-10-25) 25 October 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2017
Mohammad Saddam Bangladesh (1995-10-03) 3 October 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018

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Administration and support staff


  1. ^ "Khulna Titans target exciting cricket in BPL". Dhaka Tribune. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Mahela Jayawardene named coach of Bangladesh Premier League side Khulna Titans".
  3. ^–18_National_T20_Cup
  4. ^ Atif Azam (18 July 2019). "Shane Watson signs for Khulna Titans". Cricbuzz.
  5. ^ "Imran Tahir is assigned to play the BPL". 3 July 2019.

External links

  • Khulna Titans Website
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