The next edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will kick off on January 6, Friday. The upcoming season will have seven teams competing to be the champion. A total of 46 games will be played in the tournament, including the playoffs. Meanwhile, the final of the tournament will take place on February 16 at the Shere Bangla Stadium. The Dhaka Dominators will enter the tournament as favorites.
Dhaka is the most successful team in the history of the league. They have won three tournaments in eight seasons, in 2012, 2013, and 2016. Then, they have also finished as runners-up twice, in 2017 and 2019. However, the last season didn’t end well for them as they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs, but with the coming season, Dhaka would like to end their trophy drought.
Dhaka Dominators Squad 2023
In the BPL’s history so far, the Dhaka team has changed its name four times. Their previous names were Dhaka Gladiators, Dhaka Dynamites, Dhaka Platoon, and Dhaka Dominators. For the coming season, Bangladeshi star pacer Taskin Ahmed will be leading the team, while former Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas is the head coach of the team. The batting department is studded with international stars. Pakistan stars Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood are in the team. Soumya Sarkar, Dilshan Munaweera, and Usman Ghani are the other batting stars who have international exposure.
The list of all-rounders contains Sri Lankan star Chamika Karunaratne, who has been a key member of Sri Lanka. Apart from him, Alok Kapali, Muktar Ali, and Ariful Haque are other quality all-round options in the team. The bowling department will be led by skipper Taskin Ahmed. Other names are Al-Amin Hossain, Jubair Hossain, and Salman Irshad, who have featured in a few other leagues. Overall, this team looked better than last season. But Taskin’s captaincy will be very interesting to see in crunch situations. However, he is informed, which surely helps the team.
Squad: Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Munaweera, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad, Alok Kapali, Monir Hossain, Ariful Haque, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Usman Ghani
Star performer from the last season
Tamim Iqbal was part of the Dhaka team in the last season, and he broke many batting records in the season. But he is not part of the team this season. Mahmudullah was also among the top scorers for Dhaka last season.
Top Bowlers from the last season
Dhaka Dominators couldn’t qualify for the playoffs in the last season because they had poor performances with both bat and ball. Especially in the bowling department, the team had a horrible tournament. But still, there were a few wicket-takers for the team last season.