News From 2017

Jayed, late hitting propel Khulna against Chittagong

Jayed, late hitting propel Khulna against Chittagong By Ali Shahriyar Amin November 12, 2017 First published in Dhaka Tribune Khulna Titans pacer Abu Jayed was the best bowler for his side taking four wickets for 35 runs Khulna Titans defeated Chittagong Vikings by 18 runs in their BPL 2017 match at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket…

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Klinger joins Khulna Titans for BPL 5

Klinger joins Khulna Titans for BPL 5 By Ali Shahriyar Amin November 03, 2017 First published in Dhaka Tribune   Australia opening batsman Michael Klinger has joined Khulna Titans for the BPL T20 5 tournament and started training with the team at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Friday. The right-handed top-order batsman arrived Tuesday and batted…

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Sylhet stadium set for BPL debut

Sylhet stadium set for BPL debut September 18, 2017 First published in Dhaka Tribune   Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, the newest venue to get included in the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20, is set to hold eight matches of the tournament this year. Inclusion of a third venue in the tournament this year meant a breathing…

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BPL T20 2017 players’ draft: As it happened

BPL T20 2017 players’ draft: As it happened By Ali Shahriyar Amin September 16, 2017 First published on Dhaka Tribune The players’ draft of the fifth edition of the BPL T20 was held at a city hotel on Saturday. BPL governing council member secretary Ismail HaiderMallick started off proceedings by giving the opening speech where…

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Six BPL T20 franchises submit local players retainees’ list

Six BPL T20 franchises submit local players retainees’ list August 26, 2017 First published on Dhaka Tribune   Six of the BPL T20 franchises have submitted their respective local retainees’ list for the fifth edition, set to begin on November 3 this year. Thursday was the deadline of submission for the six franchises from last…

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BPL T20 governing council to stand beside flood victims

BPL T20 governing council to stand beside flood victims August 23, 2017 First Published on Dhaka Tribune   BPL T20 governing council has decided not to have a grand opening ceremony for the tournament’s fifth edition, scheduled to begin in November this year.   Given that the tournament did not have a opening ceremony in…

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News From 2016

Where Mahmdullah leads the way in BPL 2016

Right from the beginning of the BPL season 4, there were speculations about how the two new franchises Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings would perform, especially with a new set-up and group of players. Just more than a month into the contest, the smoke has been cleared and both the new franchises have made it…

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Top Titans: performers with the bat

The Titans have defended smallish totals right from the word go, and much of those runs had been results of a team performance, with contributions from nearly all batsmen in the line-up. But of course there are outliers; players who have made a difference with the bat. First and foremost comes Mahmudullah Riyad, the skipper…

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Top Titans: Browsing through the bowling numbers

The core setup of the Khulna Titans lay on a sound platform with Stuart Law as head coach and Habibul Bashar as the Technical advisor. The think tank made no mistake in formulating a squad that was combative and competitive, with the hunger to perform and stand tall in crunch moments to transform close calls…

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Mahmudullah repeat final over spells victory for the Titans

Match Summary: Chittagong Vikings won the toss and elected to field. Khulna Titans 127/7, 20 overs, Pooran 29, Wessels 28, Nabi 3/22 Chittagong Vikings 123/9, 20 overs, Nabi 39*, Shafiul 4/28, Mahmudullah 3/24 Result: Khulna Titans won by 4 runs Man of the Match: Mahmudullah (KT)   Mahmudullah had bowled a spectacular final over to…

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Batting lets the Titans down

Match Summary: Rangpur Riders won the toss and elected to field Khulna Titans 44/10, 10.4 overs, Shuvagata 12, Afridi 4/12, Arafat Sunny 3/0 Rangpur Riders 45/1, 8 overs, Mithun 15*, Soumya 15*, Junaid 1/14 Result: Rangpur Riders win by 9 wickets Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi (RR)   Not a day to remember for…

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Match Preview: Khulna Titans v Rangpur Riders

Date: 10 November 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka   Prelude: Both sides made winning starts to the tournament from their respective matches on Day 2 of the BPL Season 4. While the Titans came out victorious in a final ball thriller against Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders demolished an established Chittagong Vikings side under lights in…

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Contrasting final overs get Khulna Titans past winning line

Match Summary: Khulna Titans won the toss and elected to bat Khulna Titans 133/8, 20 overs, Riki Wessels 32, Mahmudullah 32, Abul Hasan Raju 5/28 Rajshahi Kings 130/10, 20 overs, Mominul Haque 64, Junaid Khan 4/23, Mahmudullah 3/6 Result: Khulna Titans win by 3 runs. Man of the Match: Mahmudullah  It was a sunny afternoon…

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Match Preview: Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings

Date: 9 November 2016 Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Start Time: 2:00 pm   Two new franchises lock horns at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium: Khulna Titans and a re-branded Rajshahi Kings. It will be the first match for both teams in this season’s BPL, giving both teams an opportunity to open their points account…

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BPL kick-starts from today

On the 6th of November, amid showers and inclement weather, the BPL organizing committee announced shifting of the tournament fixtures to alter dates after all four scheduled matches were washed out in the first two days. After agreement with the 7 franchises, the new fixtures were announced, and BPL season 4 is scheduled to kick-start…

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Match Preview: Barisal Bulls v Khulna Titans

Date: 6 November 2016 Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Start Time: 7:15 pm   After all 7 teams received a point each from the washout of the first 2 days of the BPL season 4, the tournament has an an even start in terms of points gained for all teams, but without any cricket being played.…

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Titans’ first match washed out

It had been raining since the day before, but the enthusiasm for the opening day of the Bangladesh Premier League was immense. The fans made their presence felt at the Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, as they poured in numbers with the drizzle denting hopes of the match to actually begin. The opening match of the…

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Match Preview: Khulna Titans v Rangpur Riders

Date: 4 November 2016 Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Start Time: 7:15 pm   Khulna Titans will get their campaign underway against Rangpur Riders on the opening day of the Bangladesh Premier League’s fourth edition. With new owners and a classy makeover, Khulna’s very own franchise side will bring in an element of freshness to…

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