BPL 2019: Tamim Iqbal welcomes Shahid Afridi to Comilla Victorians for the upcoming season
Comilla Victorians were the table toppers last season.
Published - Oct 29, 2018 10:37 am | Updated - Oct 29, 2018 10:37 am
Tamim Iqbal-led Comilla Victorians is one of the most successful teams in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). They won 23 games out of the 38 they’ve played thus far and have got the second-best winning percentage. The team won the title right in their debut season in 2015-16. Although they ended sixth on the points table in 2016-17, they came back strong the next year.
In 2017-18, they ended at the top of the points table but lost both their playoff games. However, for the sixth edition of the league, they seem to be quite determined to yield out better results. The side looks strong with players like Evin Lewis, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera in their ranks. But now, it looks to be a stronger force to reckon with after the addition of veteran Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Tamim Iqbal has high expectations on Afridi
Tamim Iqbal, on the micro-blogging site Twitter announced that he was delighted to have Shahid Afridi in his team, Comilla Victorians for BPL 2019. Also, he hoped that the 38-year-old’s experience will be a good boost for the side and expects to achieve better results.
“Very delighted to have @SAfridiOfficial in @ComillaV for BPL 2019. Hope his huge experience will boost us trough (through) to a good result in the tournament,” wrote the left-handed opener in his tweet.
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) October 28, 2018
The 2019 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will commence from 5 January 2019. The final will be played on 8 February 2019 where the ultimate winner will be determined. Rangpur Riders, who will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza will go in as the defending champions into the seven-team tournament. The Decision Review System (DRS) will also make its debut in the tournament this season. Banned Australian cricketer David Warner will also be plying his trade in BPL 2019.