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BPL 2019: 5 Bangladesh youngsters to watch out for

These players have the ability to outshine the big names in the extravaganza.

Afif Hossain
Afif Hossain. (Photo by Dianne Manson-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Bangladesh have produced a plethora of talent over the years and many of them have gone on to make a name for themselves in world cricket. It’s because of their success that the Tigers are currently a force to reckon with in all the three formats of the illustrious sport. Back in 2012, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) saw the daylight and it turned out to be a massive success in the cricket-crazy nation.

Though the tournament was marred with match-fixing scandals, it has recovered from its aftermath and is set to witness it’s sixth edition, starting Saturday, January 5. The drafts took place on October 28 and 186 local players went under the hammer. Some promising youngsters were also picked. In our article, we take a look at five promising young players who can make a mark in the T20 orgy.

Nayeem Hasan- Chittagong Vikings

Nayeem Hasan
Nayeem Hasan. (Photo by Hannah Peters-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Nayeem doesn’t have much of an experience in T20 cricket, having played only five matches in which he has picked up only a couple of wickets. He made his debut for Chittagong Vikings in the 2017 edition of the BPL at the age of 16 and picked up only a solitary wicket in the two matches he played. He recently became the youngest to notch a Test five-wicket haul on debut against Windies in Dhaka.

The 18-year-old Young Turk is set to represent the Vikings in the T20 tournament’s next edition. Moreover, he also has potential with the bat in hand. In his first-class career, he has an average of 16.35 with a top score of 43. Hence, one can’t afford to undermine his potential with the bat. He would have the privilege of playing alongside the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Ashraful.

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