David Warner's success with the Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the major reasons for choosing him as the captain.
"It promises to be an exciting few months."
Warner will also play in the tournament.
The tournament is also set to mark the return of Bangladeshi batsman Mohammad Ashraful.
Comilla Victorians were the table toppers last season.
The trio has made the Riders look extremely strong.
Of the 552 cricketers who registered for BPL 6 draft, only 86 of them got the franchises interested.
The Victorians also possess senior Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal, who is their Icon player.
He'll join the likes of David Warner, Martin Guptill and Nepal sensation Sandeep Lamichhane in the team.
Lamichhane will play alongside David Warner in the Sixers setup.