Sylhet Strikers have secured the services of Zimbabwe’s batting all-rounder Ryan Burl for the Bangladesh Premier League 2023. Making his international debut in 2017, Burl has cemented his place in the Zimbabwe team due to his consistent performances.
In 34 ODIs, the left-hander has 517 runs and 17 wickets to his name. On the other hand, Burl has 792 runs and 32 wickets in 53 T20I appearances.
This year, he has been impressive in both departments. In a T20I game against Bangladesh, Burl wreaked havoc to hit 34 runs off Nasum Ahmed’s single over, comprising five sixes and a four.
With contributions of 5/17 and three catches in an ODI game, Burl helped the Chevrons secure their maiden victory against Australia in Australia.
The impact of Burl on Zimbabwe, especially in the middle order holds great significance, with an ability to play an anchor role and provide acceleration in the slog overs.
Bangladesh Premier League 2023: Ryan Burl signs a contract with Sylhet Strikers
Sylhet Strikers took to Twitter on Monday (October 31) and announced that they have availed the service of Zimbabwean all-rounder Burl.
Season 9 of the Bangladesh Premier League will take place from January 5 to February 16, 2023. Sylhet Strikers (formerly Sylhet Sunrisers) could taste success on only a solitary occasion in 10 league matches and sat at the last position.
The last season witnessed Mosaddek Hossain captaining the team. Anamal Haque and Taskin Ahmed were prominent Bangladeshi players, while Lendl Simmons, Ravi Bopara and Colin Ingram were the overseas stars.
The franchise has already signed Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera and Kamindu Mendis for the 2023 season. They have added the experienced Mohammed Amir and Colin Ackermann this season as well. Furthermore, Mashrafe Mortaza has been named as the icon player for the Strikers in the forthcoming edition.
It will be interesting to see if the Strikers can manage to lift their maiden BPL trophy. The Comilla Victorians will be heading into the tournament with the tag of defending champions.