Sylhet Sixers

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Sylhet Sixers
সিলেট সিক্সার্স
ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ
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LeagueBangladesh Premier League
Personnel
CaptainAustralia David Warner
CoachPakistan Waqar Younis
OwnerSylhet Sports Limited
Team information
CitySylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh
Colorsসিলেট সিক্সার্সের রঙ.svg
Founded2012 (as Sylhet Royals); 2015 (as Sylhet Super Stars)
Home groundSylhet International Stadium, Sylhet
Capacity22,500
History
Bangladesh Premier League wins0
Official website:sylhetsixers.com
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T20I kit

The Sylhet Sixers (Bengali: সিলেট সিক্সার্স, Sylheti: ꠍꠤꠟꠦ꠆ꠑ ꠍꠤꠇꠍꠣꠞꠡ) is a professional cricket franchise team based in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The team competes in the Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise has been made to replace then Sylhet Super Stars, which was banned by the BPL Governing Council for not maintaining disciplinary conduct. They made their debut in the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.

The Sixers plays their home games at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. As of now it is owned by Sylhet Sports Limited in care of Bangladesh's finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. His son Shahed Muhith is the chairman of team while former national team selector Faruk Ahmed is also part of the team management positioned at the team director role. Waqar Younis will coach the team with David Warner as captain.

History[edit]

The team has been created in order to once again have a Sylhet-based team in the Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladesh’s finance minister AMA Muhith decided to step in and establish the Sylhet franchise as his hometown is in Sylhet.

Season overview[edit]

2011/12[edit]

Alok Kapali was the icon player for Sylhet Royals. The team was led by Englishman Peter Trego. The team bought talented players such as batsmen Imrul Kayes, Scott Styris, Kamran Akmal and more. They had brilliant bowlers of the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Brad Hogg, Rubel Hossain including some others. The most expensive player, Sohail Tanvir was bought for $100,000. Australian Stuart Law was made the coach.

Even with this strong squad, they could qualify for the semis as the finished last in the league stage with gaining only 2 victories in the 10 matches the team played.

2012/13[edit]

They team signed Mushfiqur Rahim, Sohag Gazi, Paul Stirling, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Dirk Nannes, Mominul Haque and more from the auction. Locally experienced Mohammad Salahuddin was made the coach.

Thanks to this decent team, they qualified for the playoffs but couldn't reach the final.

2015/16[edit]

The team had a rebranding and was known as Sylhet Superstars which was owned by Alif Group, the previous owner of now-defunct Barisal Burners. Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, English all-rounder Ravi Bopara, Bangladeshi seamer and Rubel Hossain, experienced spinner Abdur Razzak and icon/captain Mushfiqur Rahim were the few star players on the team.

Locally experienced Sarwar Imran was made the head coach of the team.

They team lost to Chittagong Vikings and Barisal Bulls early on and went on to lose many more as they finished 5th out of the 6 participating teams, managing only 3 wins thus did not qualify for the playoffs.

2016/17[edit]

The team was suspended on payment irregularities and disciplinary issues.[1]

2017/18[edit]

The team returns in BPL 5 as Sylhet Sixers. The team is bought by Sylhet Sports Ltd. in care of Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. The current icon player is Sabbir Rahman. Foreign players include Krishmar Santokie, Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett and more. The team signed all-rounder Nasir Hossain, wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam pre-draft

In the draft, pacer Abul Hasan was their first pick. Their first foreign pick was Lankan all-rounder Chaturanga de Silva. Their surprise picks were little-known inexperienced Pakistani pacer Ghulam Mudassar, averaging more than 40 with the ball and picking up a solitary wicket in the 2 matches.

The team started their campaign with 4 wins in a row on their home turf. Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga turned out to be destructive at the top. Skipper Nasir Hossain bowled well so did Liam Plunkett. After Upul's contract came to an end and Liam suffered and injury, the team starter to fall apart. In the end, the team finished 5th of 7 teams hence they were disqualified.

2018/19[edit]

The Sixers decided to retain Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain and Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. They signed wicker-keeper batsman Liton Das as their A+ category player. Outside the draft, they signed Australian batsman David Warner, who is currently serving a one-year ban for Ball tampering. They also signed Nepalese and South African leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and Imran Tahir pre-draft and Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.

In the draft, Sylhet signed the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Afif Hossain and Alok Kapali from the domestic category. Their international signings from the draft included Mohammad Irfan, Andre Fletcher, Gulbadin Naib and Pat Brown to name a few. Brown, a young English seamer, was the highest wicket taker in the recently concluded 2018 t20 Blast.

Records[edit]

Year Bangladesh Premier League
2012 League stage
2013 Playoffs
2015 League stage
2016 Suspended
2017 League stage

Sponsorship[edit]

Year Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor (Chest) Shirt Sponsor (Back) Chest Branding
2017 Eastern Holdings Ltd. Bengal Group Walton Group
2018

Current squad[edit]

As of 17:49, Friday, January 18, 2019 (UTC)
No. Name Nat Birth Date Batting Style Bowling Style Signed Year Notes
Batsmen
31 David Warner Australia (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas, Captain
1 Sabbir Rahman Bangladesh (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2017
20 Jason Roy England (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas/Replacement of David Warner
7 Towhid Hridoy Bangladesh (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018
All-rounders
69 Nasir Hossain Bangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2017
33 Sohail Tanvir Pakistan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
50 Afif Hossain Bangladesh (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 19) Leftt-handed Right-arm off break 2018
14 Alok Kapali Bangladesh (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018
8 Fabian Allen West Indies Cricket Board (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
21 Mohammad Nawaz Pakistan (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2018 Overseas
Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium 2018 Overseas/Replacement of Imran Tahir
Wicket-keepers
16 Liton Das Bangladesh (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed 2018
29 Nicolas Pooran West Indies Cricket Board (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 23) Left-handed 2018 Overseas
72 Andre Fletcher West Indies Cricket Board (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 Overseas
44 Jaker Ali Bangladesh (1998-02-22) 22 February 1998 (age 20) Right-handed 2018
Bowlers
25 Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
4 Al-Amin Hossain Bangladesh (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast 2018
3 Taskin Ahmed Bangladesh (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018
76 Mohammad Irfan Pakistan (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Left-arm fast 2018 Overseas
99 Imran Tahir South Africa (1979-03-28) 28 March 1979 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
Nabil Samad Bangladesh (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018
Ebadat Hossain Bangladesh (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018
Mehedi Hasan Rana Bangladesh (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm fast 2018

Administration and support staff[edit]

2017/18 Management:

  • Head Coach- Pakistan Waqar Younis[2]
  • Asst. Coach- Bangladesh Jafrul Ehsan
  • Owner- Bangladesh Sylhet Sports Ltd. (Abul Maal Abdul Muhith)
  • Chairman- Bangladesh Shahed Muhith
  • Vice Chairman- Bangladesh Farzana Chowdhury
  • Managing Director- Bangladesh Maashed Abdullah
  • CEO- Bangladesh Yasir Obaid [3]
  • Coordinator- Shafiul Alam Chowdhury (Nadel) [4]
  • Communication Director- Bangladesh Mantasha Ahmed
  • Media Manager- Bangladesh Tamzidul Islam[5][6]

Former head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sylhet set for BPL ownership change", Dhaka Tribune
  2. ^ "Waqar Younis to coach BPL franchise Sylhet Sixers". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ Khan, Minhaz Uddin (4 September 2017). "Sylhet rope in Nasir, Nurul and Taijul for BPL 5". Dhaka Tribune.
  4. ^ "Sylhet Royals set to return under new ownership". The Independent. Dhaka. 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ সিলেট সিক্সার্সের মেন্টর হয়ে আসলেন ওয়াকার. Jagonews24 (in Bengali).
  6. ^ "Sixers complain about seven-ball over". The Daily Star.