Shakib or Imrul ? who is lifting 8th BPL trophy!
CRICDOT DESK : BPL has a sweet past of final as one man steal the show previously. The day was December 12, 2017. In Mirpur, Chris Gayle carried out a riot with the bat that day. Rangpur Raiders won the BPL title after playing an unbeaten innings of 147 runs off 69 balls with 5 fours and 16 sixes against Dhaka Dynamites. Gayle reached the BPL final again today after three matches. Will you meet the old monster known as Universe Boss?
Until the final, Fortune spent the whole event for Barisal without rhythm. Sometimes four, sometimes batting in the opening. But Barisal did not get anything from him. Maybe saved for the end.
Gayle’s opening partner Munim Shahriar will be in the spotlight. This right-handed batsman has won the hearts of the fans with his fearless and aggressive batting. He scored 16 runs in five innings but batted at a strike rate of 161.61. Which is rare in the case of Bangladeshi openers.
Sunil Narine can be the trump card of Comilla in the power play to stop Munim. The Caribbean mystery spinner has yet to show his magic in bowling. However, the bat just took the storm. He set the record for the fastest fifty in the BPL against Chittagong in Qualifier-2. Thanks to which Comilla reached the final for the third time. Apart from Narine, the other two foreigners Faf du Plessis and Moin Ali will be in the limelight. With Liton-Mustafiz are there.
Shakib may not let any of them burn. He has formed a great spin partnership with Mujib Ur Rahman of Afghanistan. This pair contributed a lot to reach the final. However, Shakib has set himself apart with batting (26 runs). He has set a world record in T20 by winning the match five times in a row. This all-rounder will not want to miss the opportunity to be the best in the final for the first time in BPL.