Sylhet Super Stars
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|Founded:||2012 as Sylhet Royals; rebranded 2015|
|Home ground:||Sylhet International Stadium
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.
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)
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.
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.
|Name||Nat||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Brad Hodge||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off spin||International Cap|
|Mominul Haque||Left-hand bat||Slow left-arm orthodox||International Cap|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||Right-hand bat||Wicketkeeper||Captain, International Cap|
|Josh Cobb||Left-hand bat||Right-arm off break|
|Junaid Siddique||Left-hand bat||Right-arm off break||International Cap|
|Nurul Hasan||Right-hand bat||Wicketkeeper|
|Abu Sayeem||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off break|
|Owais Shah||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off break||International Cap|
|Dilshan Munaweera||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off spin||International Cap|
|Ravi Bopara||Right-hand bat||Right arm medium||International Cap, Captain|
|Kieron Pollard||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium-fast||International Cap|
|Shahid Afridi||Right-hand bat||Right-arm leg spin||International Cap|
|Nazmul Hossain Milon||Right-hand bat||Right arm medium|
|Chris Jordan||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium||International Cap|
|Sohail Tanvir||Left-hand bat||Left arm medium fast||International cap|
|Rubel Hossain||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast||International Cap|
|Abdur Razzak||Left-hand bat||Slow left-arm orthodox||International Cap|
|Mohammad Shahid||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium-fast||International Cap|
|Nazmul Islam||Right-hand bat||Left arm orthodox|
|Ajantha Mendis||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off spin||International Cap|
|Fidel Edwards||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast||International Cap|