BPL 2019-20: 5 Bangladesh players who can eye a national comeback
The fringe players will be looking for the BPL as a platform.
Published - Dec 4, 2019 3:47 pm | Updated - Dec 4, 2019 3:47 pm
Bangladesh have found the going tough in T20Is and have lacked consistency. It’s one of the reasons why the Tigers need to play the qualifiers of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The national team is not a settled lot and it’s a chance for a number of players, waiting in the wings, to get into the scheme of things.
The fringe players will be looking for the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League as a platform. The T20 league gets underway on December 11 with the match between Chattogram Challengers and Sylhet Thunder at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The opening ceremony will take place at the very venue on December 8. The Tigers are scheduled to play many of T20s in the lead up to the World Cup, and the BPL present a golden chance for the players to help their cause.
In the article, let’s take a look at 5 players who can come back into the Bangladesh team through the BPL 2019-20:-
Sabbir Rahman has truckload of potential on his shoulders, but he is yet to justify the same, donning the national colours. Five years and 121 matches since his debut in February 2014, the Rajshahi-born has averaged in the mid-20s across formats.
With 18 fifties and a century earlier this year against New Zealand, Sabbir has shown his capabilities, but those knocks have been few and far between. The 28-year-old last played in the T20I tr-series at home in September and after scores of 15, 24 and one, he was dropped.
Sabbir wasn’t picked even for the T20Is in India. In the BPL, he will be turning out for the Cumilla Warriors and the tournament can be a pathway for him to stake his claim back into the Bangladesh side. Last year he played for Sylhet and scored 276 runs at 25.09 with a fifty.