The Bangladesh Premier League’s eighth season finally concluded on Friday, (February 18). Comilla Victorians became victorious after defeating Fortune Barishal by one run in the championship match. Comilla Victorians reached the BPL finals for the third time and won their third title. On the other hand, Fortune Barishal competed in three finals and lost all of them. Both domestic and international players put up some impressive performances in the BPL season 8. Let’s take a look at the best individual performers at the end of the BPL 2022.
BPL Season 8: Top Performers
Six participating teams competed in a total of 34 matches. Four centuries were scored in the BPL 2022. The match between Sylhet Sunrisers and Minister Dhaka produced two centuries in phase 2. Mustafizur Rahman was the only player to take a fifer this season. Five bowlers picked four wickets in an innings once. The young left-arm pacer, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury was the tournament’s sole hat-trick taker. Here are the top performers in the Bangladesh Premier League 2022.
Most Runs (Will Jacks)
Chattogram Challengers English opener, Will Jacks was one of the best performers in the BPL this season. He made the highest 414 runs in 11 appearances and helped his side, the Chattogram Challengers reach the playoffs.
Top 3 Most Runs
Will Jacks (Chattogram Challengers): Inn: 11 | Runs: 414 | SR: 155.05 | 100s: 0
Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Inn: 11 | Runs: 410 | SR: 138.98 | 100s: 1
Tamim Iqbal (Minister Dhaka): Inn: 9 | Runs: 407 | SR: 132.57 | 100s: 1
BPL 2022 in numbers: Jacks scores most runs, Mustafizur bags most wickets
Most Wickets (Mustafizur Rahman)
The left-arm pacer for the champion Comilla Victorians, Mustafizur Rahman took the most wickets in the tournament with 19. One of the key reasons Comilla won their third BPL title was because of his exceptional consistency.
Top 3 Most Wickets
Mustafizur Rahman (Comilla Victorians): Inn: 11 | Wickets: 19 | Econ: 6.62 | 5W: 1
DJ Bravo (Fortune Barishal): Inn: 10 | Wickets: 18 | Econ: 7.78 | 5W: 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Fortune Barishal): Inn: 11 | Wickets: 16 | Econ: 5.35 | 5W: 0
High Scores: (Lendl Simmons)
West Indian recruit Lendl Simmons of the Sylhet Sunrisers hit the highest individual knock against Minister Dhaka in phase 2.
Top 3 High Scores
Lendl Simmons (Sylhet Sunrisers): Runs: 116 (65) | Against: Minister Dhaka
Tamim Iqbal (Minister Dhaka): Runs: 111* (64) | Against: Sylhet Sunrisers
Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Runs: 101* (62) | Against: Comilla Victorians
Best Bowling Figures (Mustafizur Rahman)
Mustafizur Rahman of Comilla Victorians had the best bowling figures in the BPL season 8 with 5/27 against Chattogram Challengers.
Top 3 Best Bowling Figures
Mustafizur Rahman (Comilla Victorians): BBI: 5/27 | Against: Chattogram Challengers
Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (Chattogram Challengers): BBI: 4/12 | Against: Fortune Barishal
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Chattogram Challengers): BBI: 4/16 | Against: Fortune Barishal
Most Dismissals: (Nurul Hasan)
Fortune Barishal’s wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan had the most dismissals (18) in the 2022 Bangladesh Premier League. He ended the season with a significant lead over second-placed Kennar Lewis.
Top 3 Most Dismissals
Nurul Hasan (Fortune Barishal): Match: 10 | Dismissals: 18
Kennar Lewis (Chattogram Challengers): Match: 7 | Dismissals: 7
Mahidul Islam Ankon (Comilla Victorians): Match: 6 | Dismissals: 7
Most Catches (Imrul Kayes)
The Comilla Victorians Captain, Imrul Kayes had the most catches (17) in the competition. He ended the season with a significant lead over Faf du Plessis, who finished second.
Top 3 Most Catches
Imrul Kayes (Comilla Victorians): Match: 11 | Catch: 17
Faf du Plessis (Comilla Victorians): Match: 11 | Catch: 9
Yasir Ali (Khulna Tigers): Match: 11 | Catch: 9
Most Sixes (Andre Fletcher)
Khulna Tigers’ West Indian power-hitter Andre Fletcher hit the most sixes (21) In 11 innings in the BPL 2022 season.
Top 3 Most Sixes
Andre Fletcher (Khulna Tigers): Inn: 11 | Sixes: 21
Will Jacks (Chattogram Challengers): Inn: 11 | Sixes: 19
Moeen Ali (Comilla Victorians): Inn: 7 | Sixes: 17
Some exciting matches were witnessed in the latter stages of the BPL 2022 season. Especially the fifth phase, playoffs, and final match were very enthralling thanks to some outstanding individual performances. However, everyone is unsatisfied with the tournament’s overall organization and the lack of quality overseas players. Besides, with the exception of a few, the majority of young Bangladesh cricketers did not perform as anticipated. With these concerns in mind, the BPL officials should concentrate their efforts on making this tournament even better in the future.
Source: United News of Bangladesh