Khulna Division cricket team

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The Khulna Division cricket team is a Bangladeshi first-class team representing the Khulna Division in south-west Bangladesh, one of the country's seven administrative regions. The team competes in the National Cricket League and was formerly a participant in the now-defunct National Cricket League One-Day. In the short-lived National Cricket League Twenty20 competition, played in the 2009–10 season only, Khulna adopted the name Kings of Khulna and played in their official black and yellow colours. The equivalent team in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has been the now-defunct Khulna Royal Bengals.

Khulna's main home ground is the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna city, which has a 15,000 capacity. They have won the NCL four times, most recently in 2015–16, and they won the 2002–03 National Cricket League One-Day.

Honours[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season NCL One-Day NCL T20
1999-2000 4th
2000-01 4th
2001-02 5th 5th
2002-03 1st 1st
2003-04 3rd 3rd
2004-05 3rd 3rd
2005-06 6th 6th
2006-07 6th 6th
2007-08 1st 3rd
2008-09 3rd 4th
2009-10 4th not held 4th
2010-11 5th 4th
2011-12 2nd
2012-13 1st
2013-14 4th
2014-15 2nd
2015-16 1st

Grounds[edit]

Until 2004 Khulna used Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore for its home matches. Since then it has played most of its home matches at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna (formerly known as Khulna Divisional Stadium and Bir Shrestha Shahid Flight Lieutenant Motiur Rahman Stadium), which is now also a Test venue.

Records[edit]

At the end of the 2014–15 season Khulna Division had played 132 first-class matches, with 42 wins, 38 losses and 52 draws.[1] The highest score is 203 not out by Tushar Imran in an innings victory over Rajshahi Division in 2014–15.[2] The best innings bowling figures are 9 for 84 and 9 for 91, both by Abdur Razzak.[3] Razzak also has the best match figures of 15 for 193 (8 for 123 and 7 for 70), against Barisal Division in 2011–12.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khulna Division playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division 2014-15". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Most wickets in an innings for Khulna Division". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Barisal Division v Khulna Division 2011-12". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 

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Other sources[edit]

  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual): various issues