Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) , 2016 -- Score & updates

Rangpur Riders 146/8 (20 ov)
Dhaka Dynamites 188/7 (20 ov)
Dhaka Dynamites won by 42 runs
Bangladesh Premier League 2016 - Team of the tournament

After topping the league stages and dominating the competition, Dhaka Dynamites beat Rajshahi Kings in a one-sided final to claim the Bangladesh Premier League crown for the third time in four editions. Now that this season is in the rear-view, here's what we think is the best BPL 2016 XI (The ground rules are the same - only 4 overseas players allowed):

1. Tamim Iqbal [476 runs, S/R - 115.81]

A pick which barges into the team unchallenged. With six fifties out of the 13 matches played and an average of 43.27, Tamim Iqbal had a prolific BPL 2016 and finished as its highest run-getter. Consistency at the top in the T20 format is a huge asset for any team. Plus, a captain leading the way rubs off well on the rest. Tamim had to shoulder much of the responsibility of a misfiring batting order and did it with aplomb.
2. Mehedi Maruf [347 runs, S/R - 135.54]
An approach congruent with his franchise's title, Mehedi Maruf was quite the revelation for Dhaka Dynamites. Possessing the much sought after ability of clean ball-striking, Maruf racked up 20 sixes - the most in the competition. His average is a very respectable 26.69 for someone who can change the game single-handedly, like he did on the very first day of the season against Barisal Bulls to set the campaign rolling for his team.

3. Mahmudullah [396 runs, S/R - 118.20, 10 wickets, Economy - 7.41]

Another captain who can take a lot of credit for much of his team's success in the tournament. Khulna Titans didn't boast many big names. They were playing their debut season. But Mahmudullah got them believing. Scoring 396 runs in the tournament at an average of 33 is an amazing effort considering he bats in the middle order. Then there are the useful overs of off-break you get out of him. He's gone at less than 7.5 rpo and has 12 scalps to his name. Adds immense value.

4. Sabbir Rahman [377 runs, S/R - 117.81]

Just watch him bat and you'll know why people get excited talking about the 25-year old. His 61-ball 122 against Barisal Bulls, though in a losing cause, was a thing of beauty. Then there was his ridiculously unflustered 43 off 52 balls in the 2nd Qualifier where he finished the game off for Rajshahi Kings and showed lots of maturity in a pressure game despite an extremely slow start. He's starting to realize his own ability and is delivering on it.

5. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) [341 runs, S/R - 134.78, 7 dismissals]

His appearance doesn't indicate it but Rahim is now a Bangladeshi veteran who knows how to get the job done. He's right up there in the run-scoring charts while being safe as houses behind the stumps. Can be very deceptive at the crease. Wouldn't look like he's done much at all and then a glance at the scoreboard will tell you that he's up and running.

6. Shakib Al Hasan [226 runs, S/R - 126.25, 13 wickets, 6.84]
Despite not being at his best, Shakib has chipped in just about enough to merit a place in the team. As you'll go on to find out, the four overseas players are set in stone and among the local Bangladeshi talent, even a below par Shakib is better than the rest in terms of all-round abilities. Primarily, it's the control he's provided with the ball and the variety he offers being a left-arm spinner to make the attack look complete. Batting wise, he was a pale shadow of himself but his strike rate can be handy coming in the lower middle order.
7. Darren Sammy (c) [276 runs, S/R - 174.68]
The undisputed captain of this team, Sammy can't be any more inspirational if he hulks up into a mutant leading the Earth's defences against an alien army. What he's done for a new franchise like the Rajshahi Kings is quite astounding. That's not even taking into consideration his actual work on the field. The St. Lucian scripted perhaps the most thrilling comeback win in the competition, blasting a whirlwind fifty in the Eliminator when his team were down in the dumps. There's a reason he has a stadium named after him.
8. Mohammad Nabi [19 wickets, Economy - 6.47, 230 runs, S/R - 174.24]
Another brilliant all-rounder stealing the show this season. Nabi is someone who is difficult to keep out of the action much like the preceding name on this list. With his canny off-breaks itself he's plotted a couple of victories for his team. Then there was the breathtaking 87 off 37 balls against Rajshahi Kings to give a peek into his explosive potential lower down the order. He's the essence of a true match-winner.

9. Dwayne Bravo [21 wickets, Economy - 7.55]
Chances are, you'll find Bravo playing in your neighbourhood once a month if you look hard enough. He's literally everywhere these days, dipping those yorkers in and dancing away to the beats of 'Champion'. Much coveted in the T20 format due to his ability of consistently bamboozling the batsmen with changes of pace, especially at the death. There aren't many better T20 allrounders in the world than him and it won't be far-fetched to say that Dhaka Dynamites' dominance is a reflection of his success. More than made up for his poor form with the bat.
10. Mohammad Shahid [15 wickets, Economy - 6.88]
It's a pity that the right-arm pacer's season was cut short by an injury to the knee, something which has ruled him out of Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand as well. But in the eight games he did play, he was an out-and-out wicket-taker while going below 7 to the over. He got off on a good note in the opening game against Barisal Bulls with a 3 for 21 and continued providing vital strikes from there on until his knee gave way.
11. Junaid Khan [20 wickets, Economy - 6.09]
Allowing someone of the calibre of Junaid Khan to get lost in the shuffle can only happen in a country with the riches of Pakistan. It's almost like the left-arm pacer was bowling with a point to prove. Conventional swing with the new ball and then slamming yorkers at the death, Junaid was his captain's dream at Khulna Titans.

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