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The Khulna Division cricket team is a Bangladeshi first-class team representing the Khulna Division in south-west Bangladesh, one of the country's seven administrative regions. The team competes in the National Cricket League and was a participant in the now-defunct National Cricket League One-Day. In the short-lived National Cricket League Twenty20 competition, played in the 2009–10 season only, Khulna adopted the name Kings of Khulna and played in black and yellow. The equivalent team in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is the Khulna Titans.

Khulna's main home ground is the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna city, which has a 15,000 capacity.

Khulna have won the NCL six times, including the three consecutive seasons 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18, and they won the 2002–03 National Cricket League One-Day.

HonoursEdit

SeasonsEdit

Season NCL One-Day NCL T20
1999-2000 4th
2000-01 4th
2001-02 5th 5th
2002-03 1st 1st
2003-04 3rd 3rd
2004-05 3rd 3rd
2005-06 6th 6th
2006-07 6th 6th
2007-08 1st 3rd
2008-09 3rd 4th
2009-10 4th not held 4th
2010-11 5th 4th
2011-12 2nd
2012-13 1st
2013-14 4th
2014-15 2nd
2015-16 1st
2016-17 1st
2017-18 1st

Current squadEdit

As of 4 September 2017
Name Nat Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsman
Tushar Imran   Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
Mosaddek Iftekhar   Right-hand bat Right-arm off break
Amit Majumder   Left-hand bat Left-arm leg break
Mahmudul Haque   Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
Ashikuzzaman   Right-hand bat Batsman
Nurul Hasan   Right-hand bat Batsman
Wicketkeeper
Anamul Haque   Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
Mohammad Mithun   Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
All-Rounders
Ziaur Rahman   Right-hand bat Right-arm fast medium
Afif Hossain   Left-hand bat Right-arm off break
Mehedi Hasan   Right-hand bat Right-arm off break
Bowlers
Mashrafe Mortaza   Right-hand bat Right-arm fast-medium Captain
Al-Amin Hossain   Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast
Robiul Islam   Right-hand bat Right-arm off break
Abdur Razzak   Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
Mustafizur Rahman   Left-hand bat Left-arm medium-fast

GroundsEdit

Until 2004 Khulna used Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore for its home matches. Since then it has played most of its home matches at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna (formerly known as Khulna Divisional Stadium and Bir Shrestha Shahid Flight Lieutenant Motiur Rahman Stadium), which is now also a Test venue.

RecordsEdit

At the end of the 2017–18 season Khulna Division had played 150 first-class matches, with 47 wins, 38 losses and 65 draws.[1] The highest score is 216 by Anamul Haque against Rangpur Division in 2017–18.[2] The best innings bowling figures are 9 for 84 and 9 for 91, both by Abdur Razzak.[3] Razzak also has the best match figures of 15 for 193 (8 for 123 and 7 for 70), against Barisal Division in 2011–12.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Khulna Division playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Most Runs in an Innings for Khulna Division". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Most wickets in an innings for Khulna Division". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Barisal Division v Khulna Division 2011-12". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

External linksEdit

Other sourcesEdit

  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual): various issues