Rangpur Riders take on Chittagong Vikings at 2:00pm while Dhaka Dynamites play against Comilla Victorians at 6:45pm in the opening day’s fixture of Third edition Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 that begins Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in the capital city.
Private satellite channel ‘Channel 9’ telecast both the matches live.
The BPL T20 will host 36 matches till December 15 at the two different venues in Dhaka and Chittagong, reports BSS.
The first phase of the competition will slot in twelve encounters with two matches to be held everyday – one in day and one in night–in Dhaka.
After 12 first phase matches, which will be played in Dhaka, next eight matches will be played in Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium. The 14 matches of third phase, including the semifinals and final, will back in the city.
The 25-day extravaganza is set to create an excitement having the world class foreign players in six teams.
Teams squads of Third edition of BPL:
DHAKA DYNAMITES: Team List: Bangladeshi Players: Nasir Hossain, M Mustafizur Rahman, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shamsur Rahman, Md Saikat Ali, Farhad Reza, Nabil Samad, Md Abul Hasan Raju, Irfan Shukkur = 10 Players. Foreign Players: Kumar Sangakkara (WK) (SL), Sohail Khan (PAK), Shahzaib Hasan (PAK), Nasir Jamshed (PAK), Yasir Shah (PAK), Mohammad Irfan (PAK), David Mallan (ENG), Ryan ten Doeschate (NETH) = 8 Players
CHITTAGONG VIKINGS: Team List : Bangladeshi Players: Tamim Iqbal, Nafees Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy (WK), Taskin Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Md Elias Sunny, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque (Jr.), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Md Shafiul Islam, Asif Ahmed Ratul = 11 Players Foreign Players: Jeevan Mendis (SL), Chamara Kapugedera (SL), Robin Petersen (SA), Elton Chigumbura (ZIM), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Saeed Ajmal (PAK), Umar Akmal (PAK), Kamran Akmal (PAK) = 9 Players
BARISAL BULLS: Team List: Bangladeshi Players: Mahmudullah Riyad, Shabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Shohag Gazi, Taijul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Mehedi Maruf, Nadif Chowdhury, Rony Talukder, Mohammad Sharifullah, Sajedul Islam = 11 Players Foreign Players: Chris Gayle (WI), Brendan Taylor (WK) (ZIM), Kevin Cooper (WI), Evin Lewis (WI), Seekkuge Prasanna (SL), Mohammad Sami (PAK), Imad Wasim (PAK) = 7 Players
RANGPUR RIDERS: Team List: Bangladeshi Players: Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarker, Arafat Sunny, Md Mithun (WK), Muktar Ali, Saklain Sojib, Jahurul Islam, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Md Murad Khan, Rasel Al Mamun = 10 Players Foreign Players: Thisara Perera (SL), Sachitra Senanayake (SL), Darren Sammy (WI), Lendl Simmons (WI), Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Wahab Riaz (PAK) = 6 Players
SYLHET SUPERSTARS: Team List: Bangladeshi Players: Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Abdur Razzak, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan (WK), Mohammad Shahid, Najmul Hossain Apu, Junaid Siddique, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Abu Sayem Alam Chowdhury = 10 Players Foreign Players: Brad Hodge (AUS), Ajantha Mendis (SL), Ravi Bopara (ENG), Chris Jordan (ENG), Joshua Cobb (ENG), Shahid Afridi (PAK), Sohail Tanveer (PAK) = 7 Players
COMILLA VICTORIANS: Team List: Bangladeshi Players: Mashrafe Mortaza, Liton Kumar Das (WK), Imrul Kayes, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Sanjamul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Ariful Haque, Mahmudul Hasan Limon, Md Nayeem Islam (Jr.), Abu Haider Rony, Dhiman Ghosh (WK) = 11 Players Foreign Players: Sunil Narine (WI), Marlon Samuels (WI), Andre Russel (WI), Krishmar Santokie (WI), Darren Stevens (ENG), Nuwan Kulasekara (SL), Lahiru Thirimanne (SL), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Ahmad Shehzad (PAK) = 9 Players