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10 overseas players to watch out for in Bangladesh Premier League 2016

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: The Daily Star Twitter Handle)

Bangladesh Premier League, the franchise professional T20 tournament will enter its 4th season on November 4th. Over a period of 35 days, a total of 46 games will be played amongst 7 teams. This season will feature two new teams, Khulna Titans, and Rajshahi Kings after the suspension of Sylhet Super Stars.

The fascinating aspect of such leagues is the inclusion of players from around the world along with the domestic players. The overseas players add spice to the charm of the tournament. Barring India, the league will have players from all the regular cricket playing nations.

A lot of overseas teams have struggled in Bangladesh in the last couple of years. The players from abroad find it extremely difficult to adjust to the slow and low paced wickets in the country. Hence it will be a great opportunity for them to get a feel of the conditions in Bangladesh.

Here is a look at the top 10 overseas players to watch out for in the league:

10. Mohammad Shahzad:

ohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan
Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The dynamic wicket-keeper batsman from Afghanistan will appear in the league for the first time. He idolizes India’s captain of the limited-overs side MS Dhoni and loves to imitate his helicopter shot. He has shown his hard hitting abilities plenty of times.

He holds the record for the most number of man of the match awards in international T20s by an associate player and also has the most 50 plus scores by an associate member. If he plays to the best of his abilities, he could turn out to be a great prospect for the Rangpur Riders team.

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