Opening match of Bangladesh Premier League 2017 will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Sylhet Sixers. The game is about to be played on 4th November. According to local time, the match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM. The game is going to be played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, which is situated in Sylhet.
Sabbir Rahman will lead Sylhet Sixers while Shakib Al Hasan is going to captain the other side in the first match of BPL 2017. Performance of Sylhet Sixers was not up to the mark in previous seasons of Bangladesh Premier League. Winning two titles, Dhaka’s cricket team emerged as the most successful team in BPL.
Name of Dhaka’s team in first season of BPL was ‘Dhaka Gladiators’. The team not only achieved victories in first and third season of Bangladesh Premier League but also maintained a good rank in BPL points table. Winning sufficient number of matches to qualify for the playoffs, the team performed well in the qualifiers matches of 1st and 3rd edition of BPL.
In first season of BPL, the name of ‘Sylhet Sixers’ team was ‘Sylhet Royals’. The name was changed to ‘Sylhet Super Stars’ in second season of Bangladesh Premier League. In the opening season, Sylhet’s team showcased excellent performance and earned 18 points from 9 victories to secure 2nd rank in the point table.
In second season of BPL, performance of Sylhet Super Stars declined as the team could win only 6 matches. Loosing 7 matches in the league stage, the team ended up bagging fifth rank in the standings and couldn’t qualify for the playoff matches. On other hand, Dhaka’s team successfully qualified for the qualifiers’ matches in every season of Bangladesh Premier League.