Sylhet Super Stars

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Sylhet Super Stars
Sylhet Super Stars logo.png
Captain: Shahid Afridi
Coach: Sarwar Imran
City: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Colors: সিলেট সুপার স্টার্সের রঙ.svg
Owner: ALIF Group
Founded: 2012 as Sylhet Royals; rebranded 2015
Home ground: Sylhet International Stadium
(Capacity: 20,000)
BPL wins: 0

Sylhet Super Stars (Bengali: সিলেট সুপার স্টার ), often abbreviated as SSS are a franchise cricket team that plays in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), representing the country's Sylhet Division. Following the 2015 competition, the Super Stars are one of the BPL's six existing members and participated in the league's 2016 edition. The team is headquartered in the city of Sylhet itself, and so is one of two teams playing in the city, alongside the Sylhet Division cricket team which is active in first-class cricket. The Super Stars play their home matches at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The team was originally established in 2012 for the inaugural BPL season as the Sylhet Royals (Bengali: সিলেট রয়্যালস). The Royals were one of the teams dissolved in 2013 after the BPL's second edition. The franchise was sold to the current owners ALIF and rebranded as the Super Stars for the 2015 edition, in which the team was coached by Sarwar Imran and captained by Shahid Afridi. As of the 2016 season,the team is suspended due to some issues.

Team history[edit]

In 2012, The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) created the cricket tournament Bangladesh Premier League based on the Twenty20 form of the game. For the inaugural tournament held in February of the same year, a list of 6 teams who will be participating in the tournament was finalised. The teams representing 2 different divisions of Bangladesh, including Sylhet, were put up on auction in Radisson Hotels on 19 January. Sylhet Royals was bought by Walton Group for a price of USD 1.06 million (BDT 88,722,000)

2012 season[edit]

Sylhet Superstars Logo That was popular on the Internet before launching the official Logo. It was created by Tanzim Mahmud Chowdhury, a young logo designer.

Alok Kapali was the icon player for Sylhet Royals. The team was led by Englishman Peter Trego. The team bought star players including batsmen Imrul Kayes, Scott Styris, Kamran Akmal. They had world class bowlers of the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Brad Hogg, Rubel Hossain. The most expensive player, Sohail Tanvir was bought for $100,000.

The Sylhet Royals started off their campaign with a strong total with half centuries from captain Peter Trego and icon player Alok Kapali. However they were ill prepared for the impressive force of Chris Gayle who opened the tournament with a century. From then Sylhet failed to break into a winning rhythm. Their efforts against the Gladiators were poor as they were bowled out within their overs. After two consecutive loses they then came to tight lose against Khulna whom they lost against by two runs chasing a big target.

2015 season[edit]

Bangladesh Premier League 3rd season Sylhet Super Stars is going to play with new name of replace of Sylhet Royals .Sylhet Super Stars player list and full team squad publish after player auction on 26 October. Pakistani sensational all-rounder Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has confirmed as Sylhet Super Stars Player.

Sylhet Royals played the first two Bangladesh Premier League which was held in 2012 and 2013 under the ownership of Walton. But this year the ownership status of Sylhet has been changed which eventually lead to a name change event for the team. This team is currently known as Sylhet Super Stars and owned by Alif Group who was earlier the owner of Barisal Burners.

Current squad[edit]

Name Nat Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Brad Hodge Australia Right-hand bat Right-arm off spin International Cap
Mominul Haque Bangladesh Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox International Cap
Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper Captain, International Cap
Josh Cobb England Left-hand bat Right-arm off break
Junaid Siddique Bangladesh Left-hand bat Right-arm off break International Cap
Nurul Hasan Bangladesh Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
Abu Sayeem Bangladesh Right-hand bat Right-arm off break
Owais Shah England Right-hand bat Right-arm off break International Cap
All-Rounders
Dilshan Munaweera Sri Lanka Right-hand bat Right-arm off spin International Cap
Ravi Bopara England Right-hand bat Right arm medium International Cap, Captain
Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast International Cap
Shahid Afridi Pakistan Right-hand bat Right-arm leg spin International Cap
Nazmul Hossain Milon Bangladesh Right-hand bat Right arm medium
Bowlers
Chris Jordan England Right-hand bat Right-arm medium International Cap
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan Left-hand bat Left arm medium fast International cap
Rubel Hossain Bangladesh Right-hand bat Right-arm fast International Cap
Abdur Razzak Bangladesh Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox International Cap
Mohammad Shahid Bangladesh Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast International Cap
Nazmul Islam Bangladesh Right-hand bat Left arm orthodox
Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka Right-hand bat Right-arm off spin International Cap
Fidel Edwards Barbados Right-hand bat Right-arm fast International Cap

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