3 Bangladesh players who can earn an IPL contract by impressing in the India T20Is
The IPL Auction is slated to take place in December 2019 and it's a golden chance for the Tigers' cricketer to show their mettle in the shortest format.
Updated - Nov 2, 2019 10:49 am
Amid all the off-field controversies, Bangladesh will kick off their India tour on Sunday with a 3-match T20I series. Both the teams will miss the services of their regular captains but, the players will look to make the most out of this series given that the ICC T20 World Cup is just 12 months away.
While Bangladesh have been impressive in the 50-overs World Cup, they have never made it big in the T20 World Cup. The same goes for the Men in Blue who have not won the crown since 2007. Apart from the T20 World Cup, the Bangladeshi players will also try to awe the IPL franchise owners by performing well in this series.
As we all know, the IPL Auction is slated to take place in December 2019 in Kolkata. So, in case a Bangladeshi player performs well in this series, he will have a realistic chance of earning an IPL contract.
In this article, let’s look at the 3 Bangladesh players who can gain an IPL contract by playing good cricket in India –
One of the most accomplished players of the Bangladeshi squad, Mushfiqur Rahim has a 13-year experience of playing T20 cricket. He has played 81 T20Is for Bangladesh where he has scored 1,201 runs at an average of 19.68. Rahim bats in the lower order and he can also keep the wickets.
While serving the duty of the glovesman for Bangladesh, Rahim has grabbed 31 catches and executed 28 stumpings in T20I cricket. Hence, he can turn out to be a valuable asset for multiple IPL teams. The Bogra-born player has played T20 cricket for Karachi Kings, Rajshahi Kings, Sylhet Superstars and the Chittagong Vikings.
Since he has a good amount of experience and possesses the talent as well, Rahim could receive a bid from Royal Challengers Bangalore who need a good finisher in the lower order.