Sylhet Sixers

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Sylhet Sixers
সিলেট সিক্সার্স
Sylhet Sixers Logo.webp
League Bangladesh Premier League
Personnel
Captain Bangladesh Nasir Hossain
Coach Bangladesh Jafrul Ehsan
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
Sylhet Sixers in 2017

The Sylhet Sixers (Bengali: সিলেট সিক্সার্স, Sylheti-ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ) are 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. It is set to debut in the 2017–18 Bangladesh Premier League.

The Sixers will play 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. Nasir Hossain and Jafrul Ehsan will lead and coach the team respectively.

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.

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. They team signed all-rounder Nasir Hossain, wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam.

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, the worst foreign pick in BPL history, playing only 2 twenty-over games in his cricketing career. averaging more than 40 with the ball and picking up a solidarity wicket in the 2 matches.

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold

     denotes players who are unavailable for selection throughout the tournament

     denotes Pakistani players who are unavailable for selection till 19th November

Name Nationality Birth Date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 32) Left-hand bat None Overseas
Sabbir Rahman Bangladesh (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 25) Right-hand bat Legbreak Icon Player
Imtiaz Hossain Bangladesh (1985-02-24) 24 February 1985 (age 32) Right-hand bat Right-arm offbreak
Babar Azam Pakistan (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 23) Right-hand bat Right-arm offbreak Overseas
Danushka Gunathilaka Sri Lanka (1991-03-17) 17 March 1991 (age 26) Left-hand bat Right-arm offbreak Overseas/batting all-rounder
Ross Whiteley England (1989-09-13) 13 September 1989 (age 28) Left-hand bat Left-arm medium Overseas
Andre McCarthy West Indies Cricket Board (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 30) Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast Overseas
All-Rounders
Nasir Hossain Bangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 25) Right-hand bat Right arm off-break Captain
Shuvagata Hom Bangladesh (1986-11-11) 11 November 1986 (age 31) Right-hand bat right-arm offbreak
Liam Plunkett England (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 32) Right-hand bat Right-arm fast Overseas
Tim Bresnan England (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 32) Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast Overseas
Chaturanga de Silva Sri Lanka (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 27) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox Overseas
Wanidu Hasaranga Sri Lanka (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 20) Right-hand bat Legbreak Overseas
Wicket Keepers
Nurul Hasan Bangladesh (1993-11-21) 21 November 1993 (age 23) Right-hand bat N/A
Andre Fletcher West Indies Cricket Board (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 29) Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast/Legbreak Overseas
Pace Bowlers
Abul Hasan Bangladesh (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 25) Left-hand bat left-arm medium-fast
Kamrul Islam Rabbi Bangladesh (1991-12-10) 10 December 1991 (age 25) Right-hand bat right-arm medium-fast
Mohammad Sharif Bangladesh (1983-12-12) 12 December 1983 (age 33) Right-hand bat Left-arm medium-fast
Krishmar Santokie West Indies Cricket Board (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 32) Left-hand bat Left-arm fast Overseas
Usman Khan Shinwari Pakistan (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 23) Right-hand bat Left-arm medium-fast Overseas/Injured
Ghulam Mudassar Pakistan (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 18) Right-hand bat Left-arm medium-fast Overseas
Spin Bowlers
Taijul Islam Bangladesh (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 25) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
Nabil Samad Bangladesh (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 31) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
Sharifullah Bangladesh (1986-07-30) 30 July 1986 (age 31) Right-hand bat Right-arm offbreak

Administration and support staff

Former head coaches

References

  1. ^ http://www.theindependentbd.com/printversion/details/124007
  2. ^ "Sylhet returns to BPL". The Daily Star. 11 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Khan, Minhaz Uddin (4 September 2017). "Sylhet rope in Nasir, Nurul and Taijul for BPL 5". Dhaka Tribune. 
  4. ^ "Sylhet Royals set to return under new ownership". The Independent. Dhaka. 21 May 2017. 
  5. ^ https://www.jagonews24.com/sports/cricket/375742
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