Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Whiteley Ends Five Week Spell In Bangladesh Premier League

Ross Whiteley’s current stint in the Bangladesh Premier League has come to an end after five weeks of action.

The Worcestershire all-rounder has been part of the Sylhet Sixers franchise in the seven team competition.

It has been his first taste of one of the many T20 competitions around the world outside of England.

Whiteley’s final appearance ended in defeat as the Sixers went down by 25 runs to leaders Comilla Vikings in Dhaka.

The Sixers were sent a challenging target of 171 in their 20 overs.

Whiteley went in at number six and made six runs off seven balls with one boundary before he was caught behind off Mahedi Hasan.

The Sixers closed on 145-7.

A competition which started so promisingly – they won the opening three games – ended with the Sixers failing to qualify for the knockout stages.

Whiteley will now turn his attention to competing in the first T10 Cricket League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

He has been named in the Maratha Arabians squad for the tournament which is being staged from December 14 to 17.

The 20-over matches have to be completed in 90 minutes.

Whiteley’s team-mates will include captain Virender Sehwag, Lendl Simmons, Alex Hales, Mohammed Sami, Kumar Sangakkara and Mohammed Amir.