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BPL 2022: Five Promising Young Players to Watch

The Bangladesh Premier League will begin on January 21 after a two-year break and the competition will enter its eighth season. The most recent Bangladesh Premier League took place in 2019. This year’s edition of the franchise-based T20 cricket league will include six teams. According to the BCB, the huge event would take place at three cricket venues around the country. The upcoming championship will feature some fresh young talented cricketers. Take a look at the five young players to watch out for in the BPL 2022.

Young Players to Watch in BPL 2022

It’s a challenging task to pick the top five players from a bunch of young, promising cricketers. Here are the five cricketers who can showcase their abilities at the upcoming tournament.

Akbar Ali (Chattogram Challengers)

T20 M: 29 | Runs: 337 | HS: 45* | Ave: 21.06 | SR: 126.69 | 50s: 0

Akbar Ali captained Bangladesh’s U19 World Cup-winning team in 2020. Many cricket analysts predict that Bangladesh’s future captain will be Akbar Ali. He is a wicket-keeper batter. This right-hander is a hard-hitting batter who can accelerate the run rate in the death overs. Akbar will play for Chattogram Challengers in the eighth season of the BPL. He will almost certainly be a regular starter for Chattogram. Therefore, Akbar Ali will have a fantastic opportunity to prove his capabilities. The selectors are also looking forward to seeing Akbar thrive in the BPL 2020.

Shamim Hossain (Chattogram Challengers)

T20 M: 40 | Runs: 560 | HS: 52* | Ave: 19.31 | SR: 136.91 | 50s: 1

Shamim Hossain was a member of the Bangladesh U19 World Cup-winning team. He is regarded as one of Bangladesh’s most promising young cricketers. Shamim has been a part of the Bangladesh T20 setup since the Zimbabwe trip in 2021. This left-handed power batter will be keen to show his true potential for his Chattogram Challengers team in the upcoming BPL 2020. Shamim’s performance in the competition will have a significant impact on Chattogram’s team.

Parvez Hossain Emon (Cumilla Victorians)

T20 M: 24 | Runs: 563 | HS: 100* | Ave: 24.47 | SR: 123.73 | 50s: 2

The U19 World Cup-winning opener Parvez Hossain Emon holds the record for the fastest T20 century by a Bangladeshi player (42 balls). He set the record during a match in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup in 2020. Parvez will play for Cumilla in the BPL this season, and he will most certainly be one of their openers. Parvez was a member of Bangladesh’s T20I team against Pakistan. However, he did not appear in any of the matches. The selectors will keep a close eye on him during the competition. Therefore, the upcoming competition will surely put the left-handed top-order batter under pressure, which he must embrace as a challenge.

Towhid Hridoy (Fortune Barishal)

T20 M: 25 | Runs: 587 | HS: 66* | Ave: 30.89 | SR: 116 | 50s: 3

Towhid Hridoy is a young cricketer who came through the U19 system. In domestic T20 cricket, he already has a decent track record. Towhid will play for Barishal in the forthcoming competition. He and Najmul Hossain Shanto will most likely open the innings for Fortune Barishal. As one of Bangladesh cricket’s emerging prospects, this will be an excellent opportunity for him to demonstrate his genuine potential to the selectors.

Rejaur Rahman Raja (Chattogram Challengers)

T20 M: 16 | Wkts: 15 | BBI: 3/25 | Ave: 21.33 | Econ: 6.48 | SR: 19.7

22 years old right-arm medium pacer Rezaur Rahman Raja has been picked in the Bangladesh Test team for the two-match series against Pakistan. Despite being on the team, he did not appear in any of the matches. Raja will play for Chattogram Challengers in the upcoming BPL 2022. Rezaur Rahman Raja is one of the Challengers’ talented cricketers. National selectors and fans will closely monitor his fast bowling during the competition. Raja will do all in his power to showcase his abilities to everyone at the event.

Bottom Line

The main objective of the T20 format Bangladesh Premier League is to develop new, promising players. In other words, the Bangladesh Premier League is an excellent platform for young, talented cricketers to improve their skills. The next generation’s rising stars are looking forward to displaying their abilities through this competition. This time will be no different. Aside from the players mentioned above, there are a number of talented cricketers who can regularly perform in the upcoming event. Overall, the young cricketers are likely to play a key role in the BPL 2022 this year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh