BPL 2023: Full List of Players of all squads
Shaheen Afridi will play for Comilla Victorians (Source: Twitter)
The Players' draft process for the 2023 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League concluded on Wednesday (November 23). The forthcoming season is slated to take place from January 5 to February 16.
A total of 660 players, 400 overseas and 260 local players marked their presence on the list. The likes of Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Mashrafe Mortaza and Nurul Hasan were already signed by the franchises ahead of the draft.
The top bracket players, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad and Litton Das were bought by Sylhet Strikers, Fortune Barishal and Comilla Victorians respectively.
Among top overseas signing, Fortune Barishal acquired Rahmanullah Gurbaz, while Comilla Victorians secured the services of international players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Mohammad Nabi.
Dasun Shanaka and Naseem Shah were sold to Khulna Tigers, while Shan Masood will feature for Dhaka Dominators. Rangpur Riders added Pakistan trio of Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz to their squad. Mohammad Amir and Dhananjaya de Silva will ply their trade for Sylhet Strikers.
On the other hand, Unmukt Chand became the first Indian player to be bought by BPL franchise. He will play for Chattogram Challengers in the BPL 2023.
Players picked by seven BPL franchises
Fortune Barishal: Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Usman Qadir, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadat Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Chaturanga de Silva, Saif Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Kazi Onik, Sunzamul Islam, Salman Hossain
Chattogram Challengers: Afif Hossain, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Irfan Shukkur, Mehedi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Maxwell Patrick, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Towfiq Khan
Comilla Victorians: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Abrar Ahamed, Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Josh Cobb, Aashiqur Zaman, Brandon King, Jaker Ali Anik, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Shykat Ali, Abu Haider Rony, Nayeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon
Dhaka Dominators: Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Munaweera, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmad Shahzad, Alok Kapali, Monir Hossain Khan, Ariful Haque, Salman Irshad, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Usman Ghani
Khulna Tigers: Tamim Iqbal, Avishka Fernando, Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Dasun Shanaka, Paul van Meekeren, Shafiqul Islam, Pritom Kumar, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy
Rangpur Riders: Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Nissanka, Sikandar Raza, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Naim Sheikh, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Shamim Hossain, Ripon Mondol, Azmatullah Omarzai, Aaron Jones, Rony Talukder, Parvez Hossain Emon, Alauddin Babu
Sylhet Strikers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nabil Samad, Towhid Hridoy, Rubel Hossain, Tom Moores, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Akbor Ali, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib