BCB has confirmed the BPL 2023 All Teams Squad for all seven franchises in the country’s premier T20 competition. It will be the 9th edition of the tournament this year which will be played from January 5 to February 16, 2023. Like other T20 leagues, BPL also follows the draft system where franchises choose to rope in local and overseas talent. BPL 2023 draft event was held on November 23, 2022. We have discussed the complete BPL teams squad 2023 along with the top overseas signings below.
Top Overseas Players in BPL 2023
The franchises of Bangladesh have done a good job this year by roping in many of the highly in-demand cricketers from Pakistan because of their fantastic T20I performances at the Asia Cup as well as the previous two ICC T20 World Cups. The notable signings in BPL 2023 Draft are as follows.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Fortune Barishal), Unmukt Chand (Chattogram Challengers), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nabi (Comilla Victorians), Dasun Shanaka, Naseem Shah (Khulna Tigers), Shan Masood (Dhaka Dominators), Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz (Rangpur Riders), Mohammad Amir, and Dhananjaya de Silva (Sylhet Strikers).
All Teams Squad of BPL 2023
Looking at the BPL teams squad 2023 one can say all franchises look solid on paper but Comilla Victorians for sure has an added advantage with quality bowling & batting resources in hand. The complete squad of all teams in BPL 2023 is as follows.
Chattogram Challengers: Abu Jayed, Afif Hossain, Curtis Campher, Unmukt Chand, Farhad Reza, Vishwa Fernando, Irfan Sukkur, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mehedi Maruf, Mrittunjay Chowdhury, Max O’Dowd, Ashan Priyanjan, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Tawfique Khan, Ziaur Rahman
Comilla Victorians: Abrar Ahmed, Abu Hider, Ashiqur Zaman, Josh Cobb, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imrul Kayes, Jaker Ali, Khushdil Shah, Brandon King, Litton Das, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mukidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Shykat Ali, Tanvir Islam, Chadwick Walton, Sean Williams
Dhaka Dominators: Ahmed Shahzad, Al-Amin Hossain, Alok Kapali, Arafat Sunny, Ariful Haque, Delwar Hossain, Chamika Karunaratne, Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Monir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Dilshan Munaweera, Nasir Hossain, Salman Irshad, Shan Masood, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Usman Ghani
Fortune Barishal: Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chaturanga de Silva, Ebadot Hossain, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kamrul Islam, Karim Janat, Khaled Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Wasim, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Qazi Onik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Saif Hassan, Salman Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Usman Qadir, Kesrick Williams
Khulna Tigers: Azam Khan, Avishka Fernando, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Saifuddin, Munim Shahriar, Nahidul Islam, Naseem Shah, Nasum Ahmed, Pritom Kumar, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiqul Islam, Dasun Shanaka, Tamim Iqbal, Paul van Meekeren, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Ali
Rangpur Riders: Aaron Jones, Alauddin Babu, Azmatullah Omarzai, Haris Rauf, Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Nawaz, Ripon Mondol, Pathum Nissanka, Nurul Hasan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Rakibul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Shoaib Malik, Sikandar Raza, Jeffrey Vandersay
Sylhet Strikers: Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Dhananjaya de Silva, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza, Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
This year top cricketers from Bangladesh have changed their teams like Tamim Iqbal joined Khulna Tigers, Mashrafe Mortaza joined Sylhet Strikers & Nurul Hasan joined Rangpur Riders. This shuffle may bring new results for the franchises as they are looking to win their first-ever titles in Bangladesh Premier League.
Team Captains & Coaches In BPL 2023
The complete list of captains & coaches in BPL 2023 is as follows.
|Fortune Barishal||Shakib Al Hasan||Nazmul Abedin Fahim|
|Chattogram Challengers||TBA||Julian Wood|
|Comilla Victorians||Litton Das||Mohammad Salahuddin|
|Dhaka Dominators||TBA||Chaminda Vaas|
|Khulna Tigers||Tamim Iqbal||Khaled Mahmud|
|Rangpur Riders||Shoaib Malik||Sohel Islam|
|Sylhet Strikers||Mashrafe Mortaza||Rajin Saleh|
Five out of seven franchises have confirmed their captains for BPL 2023 while other two franchises are expected to announce in few days. As per media reports, Afif Hossain will be the captain of Chattogram Challengers while Taskin Ahmed to lead Dhaka Dominators in BPL 2023.
Team Performances in Each Season
Dhaka & Victorians are the most successful franchises in Bangladesh Premier League as both teams have won three BPL titles so far. Comilla Victorians are the defending Champions in BPL 2023.
|Dhaka Franchise||2012 – present||3 (2012, 2013, 2016)|
|Comilla Victorians||2015 – present||3 (2015, 2019, 2022)|
|Rajshahi Royals||2012 – 2020||1 (2019–20)|
|Rangpur Rangers||2013 – 2020||1 (2017)|
|Fortune Barishal||2012 – present||0|
|Chattogram Challengers||2012 – present||0|
|Khulna Tigers||2012 – present||0|
|Sylhet Strikers||2012 – present||0|
Team Dhaka has changed ownership many times in BPL. At first, it was Dhaka Gladiators, and then it was changed to Dhaka Dynamites in 2014. In 2019, ownership again got changed and the name was changed to Dhaka Platoon. Currently, team Dhaka is owned by Rupa Fabrics Limited rebranded the team’s name to Dhaka Dominators.