Pakistan captain Babar Azam has develop into part of the Rangpur Riders squad for the upcoming ninth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), set to kick off in January. The famend Pakistan batter, thought of the most effective on the planet, has inked a direct contract with the previous champions of the BPL.
Regardless of receiving an attractive provide from the UAE’s ILT20, Babar Azam determined to go for the BPL, which led to some preliminary confusion about which BPL group he would be a part of.
Nonetheless, following the conclusion of the Bangladesh-Pakistan match within the Asia Cup, it was confirmed that Babar could be donning the Rangpur jersey. Apparently, Rangpur selected to maintain this announcement low-key, including a component of thriller surrounding Babar’s inclusion within the group.
Rangpur Riders Fb put up reads, “We are here with another surprise after signing the world’s No. 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the fight for victory! Dear Rangpur Riders fans, guess who is going to be the new rider by matching the information given in the picture, and share your opinion in the comments.”
The put up additionally had a picture, particularly ‘Guess the rider’ hooked up to it, together with hints comparable to ‘he made his ODI debut in 2015’, ‘He is the primary participant to attain greater than 5000 runs in his first 100 ODI innings, and ‘He is the captain of at the moment ranked world’s no. 1 ODI group’. All these hints led to at least one that’s ‘Babar Azam,’ and followers have been fairly fast to guess it proper.
Along with Babar Azam, Rangpur Riders have secured the providers of Pakistan pacer Ihsanullah and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, strengthening their line-up. They’ve additionally retained key gamers comparable to Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, and Hasan Mahmud.
Moreover, the group has already signed international cricketers Wanindu Hasaranga and Nicolas Pooran, additional enhancing their squad for the upcoming season of BPL.