Sylhet Sixers

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Sylhet Sixers
সিলেট সিক্সার্স
ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ
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League Bangladesh Premier League
Personnel
Captain Bangladesh Alok Kapali
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 22,500
History
Bangladesh Premier League wins 0
Official website: sylhetsixers.com
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T20I kit

Sylhet Sixers (Bengali: সিলেট সিক্সার্স, Sylheti: ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ) is a professional cricket franchise team based in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The team competes in the Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise made their debut at the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.

The Sixers play their home games at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The team is owned by Sylhet Sports Limited in care of Bangladesh's former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. His son, Shahed Muhith is the Chairman of team. The Sixers announced Waqar Younis as head coach and International Cricketer, David Warner as captain for the 6th edition of Bangladesh Premier League. Former Bangladesh National Cricket Team all-rounder Alok Kapali took over as captain after Warner's departure, due to injury.

History

Sylhet Sixers is a new Franchisee, created in 2017, competing in Bangladesh Premier League, chaired by architect, social activist and IT Specialist Shahed Muhit. The team's management has extensive experience in sports team management. The management intends to use the team to bridge the gap between the cricket stars and passionate fans and engage the youth to divert their focus to wholesome sporting activities. Sylhet Sixers is the brainchild of the Honorable Finance Minister and local Sylheti icon, Abul Maal Abdul Muhit. A management team composed of former cricketers, coaches, lawyers, business entrepreneurs formed to start the Sylhet Sixers. Mr. Maashed R. Abdullah and Mr. Yasir Obaid both textile entrepreneurs had joined the Sixers as Managing Director and CEO respectively.

Season overview

2017/18

The Sylhet Franchise returned to BPL under the Sylhet Sixers banner. The team's icon player was Sabbir Rahman and was captained by all-rounder Nasir Hossain. They lured wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam as pre-draft signings. Their foreign player signings included Krishmar Santokie, Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett, Andre Fletcher, Upul Tharanga, Ross Whitely and more.

At 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. The Sixers suffered a series of injuries as the tournament went on. In the end, the Sixers finished 5th on the points table.

2018/19

The Sixers decided to retain Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain and Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. They signed Bangladesh National Cricket Team opener and wicket-keeper Liton Das as their icon player. Outside the draft, they signed Australian batsman David Warner. They also signed English opening batsman Jason Roy, Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, South African Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell and Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.

At the draft, Sylhet signed the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Afif Hossain and Alok Kapali from the domestic category. Their international signings from the draft included Mohammad Irfan, Andre Fletcher, Gulbadin Naib to name a few.

Records

Year Bangladesh Premier League Team Name
2012 League Stage Sylhet Royals
2013 Playoffs Sylhet Royals
2015 League stage Sylhet Super Stars
2016 Suspended
2017 League stage Sylhet Sixers
2019 League stage Sylhet Sixers

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Year Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor (Chest) Shirt Sponsor (Back) Chest Branding
2017 Eastern Housing Limited Bengal Group Walton Group
2018

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
Batsmen
31 David Warner Australia (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
1 Sabbir Rahman Bangladesh (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2017
20 Jason Roy England (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas
7 Towhid Hridoy Bangladesh (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018
All-rounders
69 Nasir Hossain Bangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2017
33 Sohail Tanvir Pakistan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
50 Afif Hossain Bangladesh (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 19) Leftt-handed Right-arm off break 2018
14 Alok Kapali Bangladesh (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Captain
97 Fabian Allen Jamaica (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
8 Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
21 Mohammad Nawaz Pakistan (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
11 Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 Overseas
Wicket-keepers
16 Liton Das Bangladesh (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed 2018
29 Nicholas Pooran Trinidad and Tobago (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 23) Left-handed 2018 Overseas
72 Andre Fletcher Grenada (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
44 Jaker Ali Bangladesh (1998-02-22) 22 February 1998 (age 21) Right-handed 2018
Bowlers
25 Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
4 Al-Amin Hossain Bangladesh (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018
3 Taskin Ahmed Bangladesh (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018
76 Mohammad Irfan Pakistan (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 37) Right-handed Left-arm fast 2018 Overseas
58 Ebadot Hossain Bangladesh (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018
Nabil Samad Bangladesh (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018
Mehedi Hasan Rana Bangladesh (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm fast 2018
Pat Brown England (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas


Administration and support staff

2018/19 Management:

Coaching Staff

References

  1. ^ "Waqar Younis to coach BPL franchise Sylhet Sixers". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ Khan, Minhaz Uddin (4 September 2017). "Sylhet rope in Nasir, Nurul and Taijul for BPL 5". Dhaka Tribune.
  3. ^ সিলেট সিক্সার্সের মেন্টর হয়ে আসলেন ওয়াকার. Jagonews24 (in Bengali).
  4. ^ "Sixers complain about seven-ball over". The Daily Star.
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