The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League's traditional one-day format returned this year after a two-year break owing to the coronavirus epidemic. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have clinched the DPL 2022 title, their first trophy in the Dhaka Premier League. Individually, top-order batter Anamul Haque Bijoy has had a fantastic season, while young, up-and-coming spinner Rakibul Hasan has been a revelation with the ball. Let's look at some of the key takeaways from the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League in 2022.
Dhaka Premier League 2022: Noteworthy Performers
The Dhaka Premier Cricket League 2022 consists of 73 matches, with three matches remaining until the season ends. This season has seen some truly phenomenal performances. Let's take a look at some of the most notable ones.
Anamul Haque Bijoy of Prime Bank Cricket Club has been the most in-form player this season. This right-handed top-order batter has set the DPL record for most runs scored in a single season. Anamul Haque Bijoy is also the only player in the history of the Dhaka Premier League to score 1,000 runs in a single season. With an average of 80.15, he has 1,042 runs in 14 innings. Anamul has amassed three hundred and eight half-centuries. The highlight of Anamul's season is his swashbuckling 184-run effort against Shinepukur Cricket. He can improve his record even further with one more match remaining. Bijoy's uncanny consistency has caught the attention of the selectors, and he deserves another chance to represent his country.
Apart from Anamul Bijoy; Naeem Islam of Legends of Rupganj (836 in 14 innings), Mosaddek Hossain of Abahani (658 in 14 innings), and Zakir Hossain of Rupganj Tigers (627 in 14 innings) have also had successful DPL 2022 season with the bat.
Slow left-arm orthodox spinner, Rakibul Hasan has been the most successful bowler in the tournament on slow surfaces in Dhaka. He has been a reliable wicket-taker for his team, Prime Bank Cricket Club. Rakibul Hasan has 27 wickets in 14 innings with an average of 20.33. 4/40 has been his best bowling figure this season.
Apart from Rakibul Hasan, Parvez Rasool of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club (26 wickets in 14 innings), CS Jani of Legends of Rupganj (25 wickets in 14 innings), Tanvir Islam of Abahani Ltd (21 wickets in 14 innings), and Masum Khan of Khelaghar Samaj Kallayan Samity (20 wickets in 12 innings) have all taken over 20 wickets so far this season.
There have been three 200+ partnerships this season. The 238-run third-wicket stand between CS Jani and Naeem Islam against Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club has been the best thus far. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque's match-winning 234*-run stand against Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club was awe-inspiring.
Imrul Kayes, Shykat Ali, and CS Jani have each taken 10 catches this season. In wicket-keeping, City Club's Shahriar Komol has the most dismissals with 19 thus far. Gazi Group Cricketers Akbar Ali (18), Rupganj Tigers Cricket Club's Zakir Hasan (17), and Abahani Limited's Jaker Ali (16) have all had a successful season with gloves.
The primary talking point in the DPL 2022 has been Anamul Haque's record-breaking run with the bat. This right-handed batter has shown throughout the tournament that he is still a capable top-order batter who can consistently score runs. Furthermore, some young and prospective cricketers played well in this year's event, which is promising for Bangladesh cricket. Overall, the 2022 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League has been a success, with some exciting matches.