Rangpur Division cricket team

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Rangpur Division cricket team
Captain: Sajedul Islam
Coach: n/a
Owner: Bangladesh Cricket Board
Founded: 1983
Home ground: Rangpur Cricket Garden
Capacity: n/a
National Cricket League wins: 1

The Rangpur Division cricket team is a Bangladeshi first-class team representing the Rangpur Division, the northernmost of the seven administrative regions in Bangladesh. The team competes in the National Cricket League (NCL). Their home venue is the Rangpur Cricket Garden in Rangpur City. Rangpur are a recent addition to the NCL, having joined in 2011–12, and won their first title in 2014–15.

Honours[edit]

  • National Cricket League (1) – 2014–15

History[edit]

Rangpur Division was formed on 25 January 2010, as Bangladesh's seventh administrative division. Before that, the territory had been the northern eight districts of the Rajshahi Division and the new Rangpur division consists of the same eight districts. As the National Cricket League has always been based on the administrative divisions, it was decided to invite a Rangpur team and so increase the competition's membership from the existing six. In order to keep the membership an even number, the NCL also invited Dhaka Metropolis to join. The two new teams made their NCL debuts in the 2011–12 season. In the 2014–15 season, Rangpur won their first NCL championship in a last-ball finish on the final day of the competition.

At the end of the 2015–16 competition Rangpur Division had played in five seasons a total of 34 first-class matches with ten wins, ten defeats and fourteen draws.[1]

Results in National Cricket League[edit]

  • 2011–12: two wins in seven matches, finished sixth
  • 2012–13: one win in seven matches, finished seventh
  • 2013–14: three wins in seven matches, finished third
  • 2014–15: four wins in seven matches, champions
  • 2015–16: no wins in six matches, finished fourth (last) in Tier 1

Players[edit]

Rangpur Division has had four Test players: Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam senior, Sajidul Islam and Suhrawadi Shuvo. Team captains have been Tariq Ahmed (2011–12), Suhrawadi Shuvo (2012–13 and 2013–14), Sajidul Islam (2014–15) and Dhiman Ghosh (2015–16).

The two highest scores for Rangpur Division were made in the same innings: Dhiman Ghosh made 183 and Alauddin Babu 180, and they shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 322, which is also Rangpur Division's highest partnership for any wicket, in the match against Chittagong Division in 2011–12.[2] The best bowling figures are 7 for 64 by Sanjit Saha, at the age of 17, against Khulna Division in 2015–16.[3]

The list below is of all the players who have represented Rangpur Division from 2011–12.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangpur Division playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chittagong Division v Rangpur Division 2011–12". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Khulna Division v Rangpur Division 2015–16". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  4. ^ CricketArchive: list of Rangpur players.

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