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|Name of the team:||Brother's Union|
|Owner of the team:||Brother's Union Club|
|Captain of the team:||Mizanur Rahman|
Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2023
The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) holds a significant place in the history of domestic cricket in Bangladesh. It is a List A tournament with twelve teams competing in a round-robin format. Matches are played at three grounds: Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 and No 4 Grounds, and Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Established in 1973, it gained List A status in 2013 and is now considered one of the country's top-tier domestic tournaments. The teams comprise both local Bangladeshi players and overseas players, predominantly from India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The Brother's Union squad for the latest season of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League comprises Fazle Mahmud, Mizanur Rahman, Yasir Ali, Junaid Siddique, Shariful Islam, Sharifullah, Habibur Rahman, Chirag Jani, Zahiduzzaman, Hamidul Islam, Debabrata Das, Naeem Islam jnr, Shakhawat Hossain, Rahatul Ferdous, Bishawnath Halder, Saud Shakeel, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Shahzada, Mohammad Sharif, Sajedul Islam, Ebadot Hossain and lastly Ashiquzzaman.
The Brothers Union cricket team is affiliated with the Brothers Union football club which is based in the Gopibag region of Dhaka in Bangladesh. It was founded in 1949 by the business tycoon Kazi Ghiyasuddin Ahmed, known as K. G. Ahmed. Ahmed also served as the founder and chairman of the club. It was a well-known cultural organisation in its early days. In 1973, the club dedicatedly started their football activities and later also indulged in cricket.
The brand value of the team Brothers Union is not yet publicly announced. The team is packed with talents and abilities from all across Bangladesh and also beyond, they are a strong team with immense capacity who look to shoulder bigger stakes with their talents. Owing to their performance in the following seasons of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League and also in other leagues they play, their brand value is expected to rise remarkably in the following years. Any further information about brand value will be updated here.
The following table shows the summary of the performances of the Brother's Union as a team starting from the 2013-14 season when the tournament gained the status of List A to the latest season in 2023. They did not make any performance to remember especially for their fans. Thus they survived from the beginning of the tournament and almost finished every year at the last 2-3 positions of the points table.
DPDCL (Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League) Performance
League Stage (10th)
Abandoned (Due to Covid-19)
Cancelled (Due to Covid-19)
League Stage (9th)
The 2013-14 season started with a loss in their first match which was not a good start for the team. But they soon turned the tables in their favour and went on to win their next 5 matches. The following encounter was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain. They faced losses in their next 2 matches before registering a win. They again could not hold on to their winning streak and lost their following match. This marked the end of the season. The season was a pretty decent one for the Brother's Union team.
The team started the 2014-15 season with a win. Even though they gained the start they desired, they could not hold on to it and thus lost the next 4 matches. Then came back to the right side with 3 wins, before losing their next 2 matches. The next match marked a win for BU which was the last match of the season. They could not somehow find the right momentum required to win the game. But, sure enough, they will do it in the next seasons.
They started off the 2016 season with a loss but soon balanced themselves with a win in their subsequent encounter. But they faced two consecutive losses and then made a comeback with 3 back-to-back wins in their 5 matches. In the following 3 meetings, they again faced disappointing defeats. The subsequent encounter was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain and yielded no results. This marked the end of the season with the team looking to perform better in the following seasons.
They started off the 2017 season with 3 consecutive losses, after which they finally gained two victories. They further faced 2 losses which were followed by a win. This again led to a loss in their next match. In their next two matches, they outperformed their opponents and clinched victory. This was the end of their 2017 DPDCL journey, which was a below-average one.
In the 2017-18 season, the Brothers Union had to be satisfied with the relegation league itself. In this season they played a total of 13 matches and won 6 of them. They ended up facing defeats in the remaining 7 of their matches. They ended the season at the number one spot on the relegation league points table with 12 points. They registered a negative net run rate of 0.159 in the entire season.
In the 2018-19 season, the Brothers Union played a total of 13 matches out of which they won only 4 and lost the rest of them. This turned out to be a disappointing year for the team as they were demoted to play in the relegation league, where they finished at the number one spot with 8 points and a negative net run rate of 0.385.
This season, they could not qualify for the super league as they were demoted to play in the Relegation League due to their average performance in the previous season. In the relegation league, they played a total of 2 matches and won only 1 of them and the other one gave no results, gathering 3 points. They had a net run rate of 0.313 in the entire season. They thus finished in the top spot of the relegation league and the 9th spot of the tournament.
After finishing at the top of the relegation league, they got a chance to play in the super league. But they could not perform well. They started the season with 4 disappointing losses before gaining their first win. This was then followed by a loss and two wins. They again lost their next match and managed to win the following one. Their last match of the season was again a loss. Even though they played well in some games they are still looking to unleash their true potential.
Stats of Brother's Union Players
The team is packed with lots of young talents and skills from across the country who are looking to make their way to a higher state. Through their performance in the season, they showed a glimpse of their brilliance on the cricket pitch with outstanding batting and bowling figures despite having not so good start. Even though the results were not as good as expected, they gave their 100 per cent performances. The following subheadings are a highlight of the same.
Name of the Player
Name of the Player
PC de Silva
With Mizanur Rahman as the captain for the 2023 season, the squad of Brother's Union will be looking to do something extraordinary so that they will play in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Moreover, the return to DPDCL will help the youth in the Brothers Union squad to regain confidence and hence get back to their best and hopefully get their hand on the winning title. But all of these things depend on the coordination and management which push the team to perform better. Hope they will hold their nerves to perform well in the upcoming seasons.