Andre Fletcher set to be a part of Sylhet Surma Sixers in the BPL

Andre Fletcher set to be a part of Sylhet Surma Sixers in the BPL

The team from Sylhet has been looking to revamp their squad and compile the best crop of players possible, to ensure a strong side that'll be able to lift the trophy.

Andre Fletcher
West Indies’ Andre Fletcher. (Photo by Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Explosive Windies batsman, Andre Fletcher is all set to join the Sylhet Surma Sixers in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)The franchise has been a part of the tournament since 2012. It is currently owned by Sylhet Sports Ltd. in the care of the country’s Finance Minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.

29-year old Fletcher is known for his flamboyant style of playing, coupled with sound batting techniques. He’s been a part of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) previously and has featured in the Windies T20I team as well. The right-handed batsman has accrued a total of 576 runs in the 32 matches that he’s played for his side.

Sylhet Surma Sixers signs Fletcher

The team from Sylhet has been looking to revamp their squad and compile the best crop of players possible, to ensure a strong side that can lift the trophy. The franchise, then known as Sylhet Superstars, wasn’t able to make the desired impact in the 2015-16 edition of the BPL. They lost early on, against the Chittagong Vikings and Barisal Bulls and from thereon couldn’t put a stop to their downward spiral. They could only manage 3 wins in total, eventually finishing 5th out of the 6 participating teams.

In the upcoming season of the tournament, Sylhet Surma Sixers have brought on board star players such as Adam Zampa and Chris Jordan. Apart from these two, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan Raju and Liam Dosson are amongst the prominent names who’ll feature in the playing squad. Furthermore, New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson will be leading the side. To add to this stellar lineup, the franchise has confirmed Fletcher’s inclusion in the squad.

The 2017 BPL is all set to kick off on 2nd November, after an opening ceremony which is going to be held on 31st October. The 7 participating teams are Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Sylhet Sixers, Rajshahi Kings, Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders.