As usual in BPL, this time too, the number of Pakistanis in the list of foreign players is noticeable. Every franchise has a Pakistani cricketer. The situation is such that Babar Azam’s BPL XI cannot be imagined without the country’s cricketer.
As the season of BPL progresses, the franchises are bringing in new players to increase their strength. Interestingly, most of the newly added players in Bangladesh’s domestic league are also Pakistani. Now Amer Jamal and Hunain Shah have joined the list.
Chittagong Challengers have pulled Hunain Shah into the team. The 19-year-old right-arm pacer has another identity. He is the brother of Pakistani star pacer Naseem Shah. Hunain, who took 19 wickets in 14 matches for Islamabad United in the PSL, is playing in a franchise league outside the country for the first time. Chittagong is playing against Sylhet in BPL today. However, the young Pakistani pacer is not in the eleven in this match.
However, Hunain also got a compatriot in the bowling department in Chittagong. Mohammad Hasnain joined the franchise last week. Earlier, another Pakistani Mohammad Haris came to play for Chittagong. But he got into trouble by coming to Bangladesh without the PCB’s no-objection letter. Finally, the wicketkeeper batsman had to return to the country. Peshawar-born Bilal Khan has been playing in the team since the beginning. Although this left-handed pacer plays in the national team of Oman.
On the other hand, Amer Jamal will wear the jersey of Comilla Victorians. The 27-year-old right-arm pacer will join compatriots Mohammad Rizwan and Nasim Shah in the squad of the defending champions. Although Jamal took only two wickets in 6 T20Is in the national team jersey, Jamal came into the discussion with 18 wickets in 3 matches against Australia in the Test series. Comilla will play tomorrow against Rangpur Riders. Jamal may make his BPL debut in this match.