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BPL 2024: How did the eight English representatives fare in the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League?

Moeen Ali played for Comilla Victorians in the 2024 BPL
by Wisden Staff 4 minute read

The 2024 Bangladesh Premier League concluded today (March 1), with Fortune Barishal beating Comilla Victorians by six wickets in the final to win their first title. Here’s how the English contingent got on in the competition.

Moeen Ali

7 innings, 97 runs at 32.33, SR: 132.87, HS: 53*
8 wickets at 21.87, BBI: 4-23, ER: 8.97

Moeen Ali enjoyed a successful start to the competition when he scored an unbeaten half-century and took four wickets, including a hat-trick to end the game, in his first match for Comilla Victorians.

He dismissed Shohidul Islam, Al-Amin and Bilal Khan with consecutive balls to cap off a dominant 73-run win. Having joined the competition halfway through after a spell in the SA20, Moeen took another two wickets in his following outing, but went wicketless in four consecutive matches thereafter. Aside from his half-century, he had a high score of 23 with the bat from his other six appearances, with three single digit scores.

Samit Patel

9 innings, 68 runs at 13.6, SR: 90.66, HS: 32
10 wickets at 16.4, BBI: 3-16, ER: 4.68

A high score of 32 from six outings with the bat in the competition aren’t pretty reading for Patel, especially when considering his next-highest score was 13. He took wickets consistently in the latter stage of the competition for the Sylhet Strikers, but his best figures of 3-16 came in his first outing of the tournament. The Strikers finished sixth in the league stage with five wins from 12.

Will Jacks

4 innings, 157 runs at 52.33, SR: 165.26, HS: 108*
1 wicket at 38, BBI: 1-14, ER: 4.75

Jacks played four games for Comilla Victorians, the standout of which was a third T20 hundred in a match against Chattogram Challengers. He hit ten sixes on his way to an unbeaten 108, reaching three figures off 50 balls with another maximum. He followed up with five catches in the Challengers’ innings, the first batter to hit a century and hold as many catches in a men’s T20 match.

It was Jacks’ second century in as many months after he whacked 101 off 42 balls for Pretoria Capitals in the SA20 in January. He also picked up a wickets in the tournament, dismissing Afif Hossain in his first match into the side.

Brooke Guest

2 innings, 44 runs at 22, SR: 95.65, HS: 34

Another part of the English contingent at Comilla Victorians, Guest featured in two games as a specialist batter. He returned scores of 34 and 10.

Adam Rossington

3 innings, 23 runs at 7.66, SR: 115, HS: 18

Rossington had a torrid time in the three matches he played for Durdanto Dhaka. He made two wingle figures scores with a high of 18 against Khulna Tigers. Durdanto Dhaka finished at the bottom of the league table with one win from 12 games.

Tom Banton

1 innings, 26 runs at 26, SR: 108.33, HS: 26

Just the one outing for Banton across the tournament following a spell in the ILT20. He scored 26 off 24 balls opening the batting with Tamim Iqbal. He was replaced by Ahmed Shehzad for Fortune Barishal’s next match, with Mehidy Hasan Miraz coming back in later in Barishal’s title-winning campaign.

Tom Moores

2 innings, 25 runs at 12.5, SR: 89.28, HS: 17

Moores played three matches for Rangpur Riders, scoring eight and 17 in the two innings in which he was required to bat. He did not keep wicket, with captain Nurul Hasan taking the gloves.

Benny Howell

7 innings, 229 runs at 57.25, SR: 144.93, HS: 62*
10 wicket at 22, BBI: 3-15, ER: 6.66

Howell was a consistent starter for Sylhet Strikers throughout the competition. He put in a Player of the Match performance in Sylhet’s final match of the tournament, returning figures of 3-15 from his four overs.

It was the second time Howell took three wickets in the season, having taken 3-21 previously. However, he was arguably more impressive with the bat, smashing two consecutive half-centuries at No.6. The first was 53 off 32 balls while the second was an unbeaten 62 off 31 which set up victory over Comilla Victorians.

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