UNB, Dhaka :
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) reaches its midway point with thrilling performances and a shakeup in the standings. With a two-day break before the next phase in Chattogram, now is an opportune moment to reflect on the standout performers who have shaped the tournament thus far.
In the batting department, several players have shone brightly. Mohammad Naim of Durdanto Dhaka stands tall as the leading run-scorer, amassing an impressive total of 266 runs in 9 innings with a highest score of 71. Despite his individual consistency, his team faces early elimination from the playoff race.
Rangpur Riders’ Babar Azam left a lasting impression with his elegant stroke play, accumulating 251 runs in just 6 innings at an outstanding average of 50.20. His adaptability and finesse made him a vital cog in the Rangpur Riders’ batting lineup. However, Babar has left the BPL due to other commitments.
Comilla Victorians’ Tawhid Hridoy has also played a pivotal role, displaying raw power and aggressive intent. With 250 runs in 7 innings, including a memorable century, Tawhid has emerged as a dynamic middle-order batter capable of changing the game in a flash.
On the bowling front, Shoriful Islam of Durdanto Dhaka leads the wicket-taking charts with 17 scalps in 9 innings. His left-arm pace and subtle variations have troubled batters throughout the tournament, though his efforts weren’t enough to avoid his team’s early elimination.
Spinners Mahedi Hasan of Rangpur Riders and Tanvir Islam of Comilla Victorians have also excelled, claiming 12 and 11 wickets respectively. Their turn, flight, and guile have made them formidable opponents for any batting lineup.
After a strong start, Rangpur Riders hold the top spot with six wins. Defending champions Comilla Victorians remain in hot pursuit, while the Chattogram Challengers are fierce competitors in third. Fortune Barishal and the Khulna Tigers battle for playoff contention.
The Chattogram phase of the BPL kicks off tomorrow, February 13th, and concludes on February 20th. The final phase will then shift to Dhaka, starting on February 23rd. The final of the season will take place on March 1 in Dhaka.