Dhaka Dynamites sign up Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer for BPL 5

Dhaka Dynamites sign up Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer for BPL 5

While the players draft is to take place next month in September, the franchise has already confirmed the signing of 11 foreign players for the 2017 edition.

Graeme Cremer
Zimbabwe cricket captain Graeme Cremer. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The defending champions of the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Dhaka Dynamites have been putting in quite a lot of effort in forming the best possible team for the upcoming edition of the league. While the players draft is to take place next month in September, the franchise has already confirmed the signing of 11 foreign players for the 2017 edition. The latest foreign recruit in the team is Zimbabwe’s captain, Graeme Cremer.

It can be recalled that the 30-year-old performed very well in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. The Zimbabwe captain came into limelight after his team beat Sri Lanka in the ODI series but later lost the one-off Test very closely. Although the Dynamites have roped in as many as 11 foreign players, Cremer will be the first leg-spinner in the team.

Bdcrictime quoted a source from Dhaka Dynamites as saying, “Top class Zimbabwean leg spinner Graeme Cremer has signed up to play for the Dhaka Dynamites in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Undoubtedly with such qualities, he will be one of the key players to look out for!”

Cremer has played 16 Tests, 81 ODIs and 27 T20s, and has scored 472, 624 and 65 runs respectively, and taken 46, 94 and 33 wickets respectively.

A star-studded team for the fifth edition 

Other big names who have been confirmed in the Dhaka team are Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, Australia’s Shane Watson, West Indies’ Sunil Narine, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir, West Indies’ Even Lewis, Sri Lanka’s Asela Gunaratne, West Indies’ Rovman Powell and Guyanese’ Ronsford Beaton.

With such a star studded team, the Dynamites can pose a threat to any opposition. The tournament will begin on November 2, the opening game will be played at Dhaka, and in total 60 matches will be played, including an eliminator and two qualifiers, and the final.