The BPL 2024 has already started with Durdanto Dhaka and Chattogram Challengers winning their respective games against Comilla Victorians and Sylhet Strikers on the opening day. Now, another doubleheader coming up tomorrow and the Khulna Tigers franchise will also be in action against Chattogram Challengers. And today, we will do the squad analysis of the Khulna Tigers team in the BPL 2024. We will also talk about the performances of the franchise over the years and see the players to watch out for in the team. So don’t go anywhere.
Khulna Tigers squad for the BPL 2024
Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque(c) and (wk), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shai Hope, Dasun Shanaka, Faheem Ashraf, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Kasun Rajitha, Nahidul Islam, Habibur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mukidul Islam, Akbar Ali, Parvez Hossain Emon
Strengths of Khulna Tigers this BPL 2024
The Khulna Tigers batting lineup looks very good this year. They have some very good power hitters in Evin Lewis, Dasun Shanaka, Afif Hossain, etc. Also, players like Shai Hope, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, and Dhananjaya de Silva give stability to the batting lineup. They know how to build innings along with run-scoring opportunities.
Also, the availability of all-rounders is one of the biggest strengths of Khulna Tigers in BPL 2024. They have so many good all-rounders who can give balance to the team. It gives them the luxury of batting deep down the order along with a few extra bowling options. And a few of them will make it into the playing XI. We will also talk about the expected playing XI of the team as well later in this article.
Weaknesses of Khulna Tigers
The only problem we are seeing in Khulna Tigers is their fast bowling options. They have decent spin bowling options in the team in Nasum Ahmed, Afif Hossain, and Dhananjaya de Silva. And sometimes, the conditions might suit their spinners also.
But when it comes to fast bowling, they don’t have an out-and-out reputed T20 specialist fast bowlers in the team. They do have the likes of Mohammad Wasim, Kasun Rajitha, and Rubel Hossain in the team, but their consistency and death bowling always have question marks. It might be possible that they will do well in patches, but they are not specialists in this format.
All the other fast bowling options are inexperienced. But they have the opportunity to step in for the team this year. Who knows which player will have a great Bangladesh Premier League BPL season?
Khulta Tigers Expected Playing XI:-
Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Anamul Haque Enam (c), Mohammad Parvez Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Wasim, Nasum Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Habibur Rahman Sohan
As we are saying, a long batting lineup consisting of power hitters will help the team to play freely and aggressively. The openers are well equipped and both have a sense of how to play long innings, keeping scoring rate in mind. We all know what Evin Lewis can do in T20s and Shai Hope’s stability at the top of the order helps the team as well.
Mahumudul Hasan Joy is in good knick and the team has power-hitting options like Dasun Shanaka and Afif Hossain in the team. Even Mohammad Wasim and Nasum Ahmed can handle themselves with the bat and can hit the long ball. Also, Khulna Tigers have six bowling options in the XI.
They can change their playing XI according to the conditions and what the team demands. But this is the XI we think that they should start with.
Players to watch out for Khulna Tigers in BPL 2024
Mahmudul Hasan Joy
The 22-year-old has been in excellent form recently. He is a very good top-order batter and has scored 253 runs in the last 9 games. He will look to continue his form in the tournament.
A very good spin bowling option in the team. He consistently bowls a tight line and length with some variations in the pace. Nasum can exploit the conditions on offer and can bowl smartly. Also, we can’t underestimate his abilities with the bat. His batting is an extra advantage to the team.
His high demand in T20 leagues all around the world shows how good a player he is. Especially in this format. We have seen the carnage from Evin Lewis in the past as well at the top of the order in T20s. The team would hope that he can replicate his past performances in BPL 2024 as well.
So this is the squad analysis of Khulna Tigers in BPL 2024. Let’s see what they can do this year. They didn’t have a good BPL season last year. Khulna has finished at No. 5 in the points table with 6 points in 12 matches. They will look to rectify themselves in this season.
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1. Does Khulna Tigers have ever won the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title?
No. They haven’t won any BPL titles yet. Their best performance was in 2019-20 when they were the runners-up. They fell short against Rajshahi Royals by 21 runs in the final.
2. Which player has scored the most runs for Khulna in the last season?
Tamim Iqbal has scored the most runs (302 runs) for the Khulna franchise in the last season of the BPL. He will play and captain Fortune Barishal in this year’s BPL season.