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Sylhet Sixers
সিলেট সিক্সার্স
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League Bangladesh Premier League
Personnel
Captain TBD
Coach Pakistan Waqar Younis
Owner Sylhet Sports Limited
Team information
City Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh
Colors সিলেট সিক্সার্সের রঙ.svg
Founded 2012 (as Sylhet Royals); 2015 (as Sylhet Super Stars)
Home ground Sylhet International Stadium, Sylhet
Capacity 18,500
History
Bangladesh Premier League wins 0
Official website: sylhetsixers.com
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The Sylhet Sixers (Bengali: সিলেট সিক্সার্স) is a professional cricket franchise team based in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The team competes in the Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise has been made to replace then Sylhet Super Stars, which was banned by the BPL Governing Council for not maintaining disciplinary conduct. They made their debut in the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.

The Sixers plays their home games at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. As of now it is owned by Sylhet Sports Limited in care of Bangladesh's finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. His son Shahed Muhith is the chairman of team while former national team selector Faruk Ahmed is also part of the team management positioned at the team director role. Waqar Younis will coach the team respectively and Captain name will be decided soon.

History

The team has been created in order to once again have a Sylhet-based team in the Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladesh’s finance minister AMA Muhith decided to step in and establish the Sylhet franchise as his hometown is in Sylhet.

Season overview

2011/12

Alok Kapali was the icon player for Sylhet Royals. The team was led by Englishman Peter Trego. The team bought talented players such as batsmen Imrul Kayes, Scott Styris, Kamran Akmal and more. They had brilliant bowlers of the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Brad Hogg, Rubel Hossain including some others. The most expensive player, Sohail Tanvir was bought for $100,000. Australian Stuart Law was made the coach.

Even with this strong squad, they could qualify for the semis as the finished last in the league stage with gaining only 2 victories in the 10 matches the team played.

Most Runs
Player Matches Runs Average SR Highest Score
Pakistan Kamran Akmal 10 356 39.55 144.12 82
Most Wickets
Player Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Pakistan Sohail Tanvir 10 13 15.53 5.94 4/13

2012/13

They team signed Mushfiqur Rahim, Sohag Gazi, Paul Stirling, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Dirk Nannes, Mominul Haque and more from the auction. Locally experienced Mohammad Salahuddin was made the coach.

Thanks to this decent team, they qualified for the playoffs but couldn't reach the final.

Most Runs
Player Matches Runs Average SR Highest Score
Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim 13 400 40.00 132.93 86
Most Wickets
Player Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi 14 18 19.37 7.38 3/27

2015/16

The team had a rebranding and was known as Sylhet Superstars which was owned by Alif Group, the previous owner of now-defunct Barisal Burners. Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, English all-rounder Ravi Bopara, Bangladeshi seamer and Rubel Hossain, experienced spinner Abdur Razzak and icon/captain Mushfiqur Rahim were the few star players on the team.

Locally experienced Sarwar Imran was made the head coach of the team.

They team lost to the Chittagong Vikings and Barisal Bulls early on and went on to lose many more as they finished 5th out of the 6 participating teams, managing only 3 wins thus did not qualify for the playoffs.

Most Runs
Player Matches Runs Average SR Highest Score
Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim 10 157 26.17 110.56 50*
Most Wickets
Player Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Bangladesh Md. Shahid 10 14 16.14 6.19 4/12

2016/17

The team was suspended as the owner misbehaved with Tamim Iqbal and lost their ownership.[citation needed]

2017/18

The team returns in BPL 5 as Sylhet Sixers. The team is bought by Sylhet Sports Ltd. in care of Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. The current icon player is Sabbir Rahman. Foreign players include Krishmar Santokie, Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett and more. The team signed all-rounder Nasir Hossain, wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam pre-draft

In the draft, pacer Abul Hasan was their first pick. Their first foreign pick was Lankan all-rounder Chaturanga de Silva. Their surprise picks were little-known inexperienced Pakistani pacer Ghulam Mudassar, averaging more than 40 with the ball and picking up a solitary wicket in the 2 matches.

The team started their campaign with 4 wins in a row on their home turf. Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga turned out to be destructive at the top. Skipper Nasir Hossain bowled well so did Liam Plunkett. After Upul’s contract came to an end and Liam suffered and injury, the team starter to fall apart. In the end, the team finished 5th of 7 teams hence they were disqualified.

Most Runs
Player Matches Runs Average SR Highest Score
West Indies Cricket Board Andre Fletcher 10 317 35.22 124.80 71
Most Wickets
Player Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Bangladesh Nasir Hossain 11 13 19.41 7.28 5/31

Sponsorship

Year Kit Manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest Branding
2017 Gazi Group EHL Bengal Group Walton Group
2018

Current squad

As of 04:46, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (UTC)

The follwoing 3 players have been retained by the franchise for the upcoming tournament and rest players will be bought from the Players draft, which is supposed to be held on 25 October 2018. [1]

No. Name Nat Birth Date Batting Style Bowling Style Signed Year Notes
Batsmen
1 Sabbir Rahman Bangladesh (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Leg break 2017
All-rounders
69 Nasir Hossain Bangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2017
33 Sohail Tanvir Pakistan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
Wicket-keepers
16 Liton Das Bangladesh (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed 2018
Bowlers
Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Leg break 2018 Overseas

Administration and support staff

2017/18 Management:

Former head coaches

References

  1. ^ "Rajshahi Kings release Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of BPL 2019", Cricbuzz
  2. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22771124/waqar-younis-coach-bpl-franchise-sylhet-sixers
  3. ^ "Sylhet returns to BPL". The Daily Star. 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ Khan, Minhaz Uddin (4 September 2017). "Sylhet rope in Nasir, Nurul and Taijul for BPL 5". Dhaka Tribune.
  5. ^ "Sylhet Royals set to return under new ownership". The Independent. Dhaka. 21 May 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.jagonews24.com/sports/cricket/375742
  7. ^ http://www.thedailystar.net/sports/bangladesh-cricket/bpl-2017-sylhet-sixers-complain-about-seven-ball-over-1497634
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