National discarded spinner Arafat Sunny has become the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL) 2016/17. Playing for the runners-up Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Sunny has taken 36 wickets in just 16 matches. Besides, another national discarded Liton Das has become the highest run-scorer of the season, scoring 752 runs in 14 matches.
Among the 16 matches Sunny played this season, he remained wicketless only in one match, while his best figures are 6-56. Sunny’s closest contender was Abu Haider Rony of Abahani Limited, who ended with 35 wickets in 15 matches. Rony didn’t grab any wickets in the last match of his team, having bowled only four overs.
Top 5 bowlers
Arafat Sunny (Doleshwar) – 36 wickets
Abu Haider Rony (Gazi Group) – 35 wickets
Al-Amin Hossain(Prime Bank) – 29 wickets
Taijul Islam (Mohammedan) – 29 wickets
Manan Sharma (Abahani) – 27 wickets
Wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das’s bat laughed throughout the season, helping him to gather a tally of 752 runs in 14 matches with the help of two centuries and 5 half centuries. No one was anywhere near Liton, with Marshal Ayub becoming the second with 661 runs in 16 matches.
Top 5 batsmen
Liton Das (Abahani) – 752 runs
Marshal Ayub (Doleshwar) – 661 runs
Imtiaz Hossain (Doleshwar) – 641 runs
Mehedi Maruf (Prime Bank) – 630 runs
Shahriar Nafees (Doleshwar) – 600 runs
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com