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The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024 began on January 19 and will conclude on March 1.

Organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), as many as seven teams will play a total of 46 T20 matches across three venues in BPL 2024

Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Durdanto Dhaka, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Strikers are the teams competing for the BPL 2024 title.

Some of the most talented T20 bowlers including the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Mahedi Hasan, Richard Ngarava, Tanvir Islam and are participating in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.

Last season, Comilla Victorians’ Tanvir Islam and Rangpur Riders’ Hasan Mahmud finished with the most wickets in BPL 2023. While left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam bagged 17 wickets in 12 matches, right-arm pacer Hasan Mahmud claimed the same number of wickets in 14 matches.

Meanwhile, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan holds the record for the most wickets in BPL history. Between 2012 and 2024, the left-arm spinner has picked up 138 wickets in 105 matches with three four-wicket hauls and one fifer.

Sri Lanka’s Chaturanga de Silva took the first wicket in BPL 2024. The left-arm spinner dismissed Comilla Victorians’ captain Litton Das in the opening game of the T20 tournament. 

Fortune Barishal pacer Khaled Ahmed was the first bowler to claim a four-wicket haul in BPL 2024. Ahmed recorded match-winning figures of 4/31 against Rangpur Riders to help his side win the game by five wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Apart from Ahmed, the likes of Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Richard Ngarava, Tanvir Islam and Bilal Khan are in contention to be the top wicket-taker in the ongoing BPL.

Here’s a look at the players with most wickets in BPL 2024.

Most wickets in BPL 2024: Know the top wicket-takers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League

Player

Team

Matches

Wickets

Shoriful Islam

Durdanto Dhaka

12

22

Shakib Al Hasan

Rangpur Riders

13

17

Mahedi Hasan

Rangpur Riders

14

16

Bilal Khan

Chattogram Challengers

13

15

Mohammad Saifuddin

Fortune Barishal

8

14

Tanvir Islam

Comilla Victorians

12

13

Taskin Ahmed

Durdanto Dhaka

12

13

Hasan Mahmud

Rangpur Riders

14

13

Obed McCoy

Fortune Barishal

7

11

Tanzim Hasan

Sylhet Strikers

9

11

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