Dhaka top table as BPL’s first phase ends

Mashrafe reigns supreme in bowler’s chart

Sports Correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka top table as BPL’s first phase ends

Dhaka Dynamites claimed top position on the score table with one hundred percent win and Riders’ skipper Mashrafe Mortaza emerged at top of the bowling ranks in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019 at the end of Dhaka phase at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The Sylhet phase is scheduled to start in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from today.

Khulna Titans are taking on Rajshahi Kings at 1:30pm while hosts Sylhet Sixers will face Comilla Victorians in the second match of the day at 6:30pm.

The Bangladeshi players in the BPL are dominating the bowling ranks rather than the foreign players. Out of the top five blowers, four positions are claimed by Bangladeshi players.

Riders’ skipper Mashrafe Mortaza emerged at top of the bowling ranks by taking a total of 10 wickets in five matches. Chittagong Vikings all-rounder Robbie Frylinck ranked at number two by bagging 9 wickets in four matches. Another Rangpur Riders player Shafiul Islam came in at number three on the bowling ranks by claiming 9 wickets in five matches. Comilla Victorians’ bowler Taskin Ahmed ranked at number five by taking a total of 7 wickets in three matches.

Shakib Al Hasan led Dynamites played four matches at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and they have won all of the matches with much glamour to rank in at number one on the table. Chittagong Vikings also proved to be in firm standings to rank in at number two on the table by bagging three wins out of four matches.

However, by playing most matches in the Dhaka phase, Mashrafe Mortaza led defending champions Rangpur Riders came in at number three, having won two out of five matches played during the Dhaka phase.

Sylhet Sixers hold the position of number six on the table by bagging only one win and two defeats.

But Khulna Titans led by captain Mahmudullah Riyad are in the most grinding state as they haven’t tasted any wins by losing all four matches played during the Dhaka phase. This places them at a vulnerable bottom of the table.

Meanwhile, Rangpur Riders’ batsman Rilee Rossouw is the highest run scorer at the end the of the Dhaka phase. He scored a behemoth total of 230 runs in five matches through two half-centuries.

Sylhet Sixers’ batsman Nicolas Pooran came in at number two on the batting ranks by scoring a total of 165 runs in three matches. Dhaka Dynamites’ Afghan sensation Hazratullah Zazai ranked at number three on the batting ranks by scoring a total of 140 runs in four matches.

The Bangladeshi players in the BPL hold the latter two positions of the top five batting ranks. Chittagong Vikings’ captain Mushfiqur Rahim ranked on number four by scoring a total 139 runs in four matches. Khulna Titans’ Junaid Siddique claimed the number five spot by scoring a total 107 runs in four matches.


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