Afridi, De Villiers set to feature in upcoming BPL
Shahid Afridi, AB de Villiers and David Warner are among the top players who are set to be a part of the upcoming season of Bangladesh Premier League.
De Villiers’ inclusion means that Rangpur Riders’ batting line-up will be exciting to watch as it includes Chris Gayle and Alex Hales, whom they signed earlier this month.
Former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful returned back to Bangladesh Premier League after serving his five-year ban for match-fixing in the second edition of the tournament. Ashraful, 34, was snapped by Chittagong Vikings in the players draft for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
There was interest shown in players from Associates nations too, with Sylhet roping in Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane and Khulna signing USA fast bowler Ali Khan, who impressed in the CPL this year. Dhaka have picked up Hazratullah Zazai, who recently hit six sixes in an over in the Afghan Premier League.
The BPL which is scheduled from January 5 to February 8, will clash with the UAE T20x and the Big Bash League in Australia.
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