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Sylhet Sixers

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 made their debut at the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League.

The Sixers play their home games at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The team is owned by Sylhet Sports Limited in care of Bangladesh's former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. His son, Shahed Muhith is the Chairman of team. The Sixers announced Waqar Younis as head coach and International Cricketer, David Warner as captain for the 6th edition of Bangladesh Premier League. Former Bangladesh National Cricket Team all-rounder Alok Kapali took over as captain after Warner's departure, due to injury.


Sylhet Sixers is a new Franchisee, created in 2017, competing in Bangladesh Premier League, chaired by architect, social activist and IT Specialist Shahed Muhit. The team's management has extensive experience in sports team management. The management intends to use the team to bridge the gap between the cricket stars and passionate fans and engage the youth to divert their focus to wholesome sporting activities. Sylhet Sixers is the brainchild of the Honorable Finance Minister and local Sylheti icon, Abul Maal Abdul Muhit. A management team composed of former cricketers, coaches, lawyers, business entrepreneurs formed to start the Sylhet Sixers. Mr. Maashed R. Abdullah and Mr. Yasir Obaid both textile entrepreneurs had joined the Sixers as Managing Director and CEO respectively.

Season overview


The Sylhet Franchise returned to BPL under the Sylhet Sixers banner. The team's icon player was Sabbir Rahman and was captained by all-rounder Nasir Hossain. They lured wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan and orthodox spinner and Taijul Islam as pre-draft signings. Their foreign player signings included Krishmar Santokie, Babar Azam, Liam Plunkett, Andre Fletcher, Upul Tharanga, Ross Whitely and more.

At 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. The Sixers suffered a series of injuries as the tournament went on. In the end, the Sixers finished 5th on the points table.


The Sixers decided to retain Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain and Pakistani all-rounder Sohail Tanvir. They signed Bangladesh National Cricket Team opener and wicket-keeper Liton Das as their icon player. Outside the draft, they signed Australian batsman David Warner. They also signed English opening batsman Jason Roy, Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, South African Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell and Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz.

At 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 to name a few.


YearBangladesh Premier LeagueTeam Name
2012League StageSylhet Royals
2013PlayoffsSylhet Royals
2015League stageSylhet Super Stars
2017League stage Sylhet Sixers
2019League stage Sylhet Sixers

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

YearKit ManufacturersShirt Sponsor (Chest)Shirt Sponsor (Back)Chest Branding
2017Eastern Housing LimitedBengal GroupWalton Group

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season
No.NameNatBirth dateBatting styleBowling styleSigned yearNotes
31David WarnerAustralia (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 33)Left-handedRight-arm leg break2018Overseas
1Sabbir RahmanBangladesh (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm leg break2017
20Jason RoyEngland (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm medium2018Overseas
7Towhid HridoyBangladesh (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 18)Left-handedRight-arm off break2018
69Nasir HossainBangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm off break2017
33Sohail TanvirPakistan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 34)Left-handedLeft-arm medium-fast2017Overseas
50Afif HossainBangladesh (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 19)Leftt-handedRight-arm off break2018
14Alok KapaliBangladesh (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 35)Right-handedRight-arm leg break2018Captain
97Fabian AllenJamaica (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 24)Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodox2018Overseas
8Wayne ParnellSouth Africa (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 30)Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium2018Overseas
21Mohammad NawazPakistan (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 25)Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox2018Overseas
11Gulbadin NaibAfghanistan (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium2018Overseas
16Liton DasBangladesh (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 25)Right-handed2018
29Nicholas PooranTrinidad and Tobago (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 24)Left-handed2018Overseas
72Andre FletcherGrenada (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2017Overseas
44Jaker AliBangladesh (1998-02-22) 22 February 1998 (age 21)Right-handed2018
4Al-Amin HossainBangladesh (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast2018
3Taskin AhmedBangladesh (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm fast2018
58Ebadot HossainBangladesh (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm medium2018
25Sandeep LamichhaneNepal (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 19)Right-handedRight-arm leg break2018Overseas
76Mohammad IrfanPakistan (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 37)Right-handedLeft-arm fast2018Overseas
99Imran TahirSouth Africa (1979-03-28) 28 March 1979 (age 40)Right-handedRight-arm leg break2019Overseas
Pat BrownEngland (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm medium2018Overseas
Nabil SamadBangladesh (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 33)Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox2018
Mehedi Hasan RanaBangladesh (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22)Left-handedLeft-arm fast2018

Administration and support staff

2018/19 Management:

Coaching Staff


28 September 2019