The T20 World Cup 2022 is drawing near, and fans are anticipating some thrilling international matches. Since the IPL will return to its original, pre-COVID-19, home-and-away format in the 2023 season, the IPL franchises have started putting together the list of players to release prior to the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Prior to the auctions, there will be an exciting trade window for the IPL 2023. During this time, players can switch from one team to another.
Bangladesh’s T20 WC 2022 teams have been revealed. Even though Bangladesh has never had a large number of players in the Indian Premier League (IPL), those days when Bangladesh was considered a cricketing underdog are long gone.
Some Bangladesh players have been able to win an IPL contract and play in cricket’s most prestigious T20 league over the years. We take a look at three players who might be in demand for the upcoming season as the IPL 2023 auction approaches and ten teams participate the following year.
Bangladesh Squad for T20 World Cup 2022
Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
Standby Players: Shoriful Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Soumya Sarkar.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder, is perhaps the most apparent name on this list and is a candidate to get a signed contract for the upcoming IPL. The top all-rounder in the globe has experience and ability, having played for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shakib Al Hasan has 793 runs in 50 IPL innings and 63 wickets to his name in 71 games, all at a 7.44 economy rate. Considering Shakib plays in the powerplays, those bowling totals are outstanding.
Few players in the world are able to offer what Mustafizur Rahman does. In 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad signed the left-arm pacer, who went on to win Emerging Player of the Tournament.
Before joining the Rajasthan Royals in 2021, the Bangladeshi pacer played for the Mumbai Indians. Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman was sold to Delhi Capitals for his base price of INR 2 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction. It is expected he might be traded during IPL 2023 trading window.
When the IPL 2023 trading window rolls around, he is one of the top T20 bowlers in the world with a tonne of IPL experience, and will be in high demand.
Afif, an essential middle-order batsman who can occasionally bowl as an off-spinner when needed, is thought to be one of Bangladesh’s most long-term promising players.
The 22-year-old has played in 47 T20 Internationals since making his debut in February 2018. In his 42 innings of T20I action to date, Afif has amassed 698 runs at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 118. He has eight wickets in 16 innings as well.