The T20 cricket craze is back in action this month with the return of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). This is going to be the 4th installment of the tournament, and there are quite a few things that we’re excited about.

Welcome Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans!



This year we get to enjoy the brilliant gameplays of two more teams – Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans. Led by Darren Sammy and Mahmudullah Riyadh respectively, both team have major players to take their teams all the way throughout the tournament. Young players like Mehedi Hasan, Mominul Haque and Sabbir Rahman feature in Rajshahi Kings, so we can expect top batting and bowling performances from this new franchise. But Khulna Titans is not to be taken lightly either. Mahmudullah himself is a phenomenal player leading players like Kevon Cooper, Junaid Khan and Shafiul Islam. Looking at the team they seem very well-balanced.

More teams, More matches


Because we have one more extra team this year, a total of 46 matches will be played this year. Last year there were only 34 matches which gives an extra 12 matches this year. 12 more reasons to cheer!

Welcoming Back the Global Stars


Expect nothing short of stellar performances from the likes of Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, DJ Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy and more. The big stars aside, this is also going to be a perfect opportunity for upcoming talents from around the globe such as Tymal Mills, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Dasun Shanaka and the likes to grab the attention of their respective nations.

While there are plenty of things to be excited about in this season of BPL, there will be a few unfortunate exclusions. For the first time, Sylhet Super Stars will be unable to participate due to some administrative challenges. We will also miss the performances of some star players, including our very own Mustafizur “The Fizz” Rahman.

Nonetheless, the tournament has kicked off to a cracking start  already and we can’t wait to see who lifts the BPL 2016-17 title.

by Masroor Faiyaz

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