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Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020: Our best XI

Six men from the two finalists – Gemcon Khulna and Gazi Group Chattogram have made up our team of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.

Winning skipper Mahmudullah Riyad is the captain of our XI. Mushfiqur Rahim is the only other player from Bangladesh’s famous ‘fab five’.

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BDCricTime’s team of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020-

Liton Das (Gazi Group Chattogram) (keeper)

Matches: 10 | Runs: 393 | Strike rate: 119.34 | Fifties: 3 | Best: 78* | Catches: 8 | Stumpings: 2

Liton, the leading run-scorer of the tournament, was instrumental in Chattogram’s race to the final. His chemistry with Soumya Sarkar proved to be destructive throughout the campaign. He averaged 49.12 for his team.

Najmul Hossain Shanto (Minister Group Rajshahi)

Matches: 8 | Runs: 301 | Strike rate: 156.77 | Fifties: 2 | Hundreds: 1 | Best: 109

The first century maker of the T20 Cup was a lone warrior of Rajshahi, who failed to make into the play-offs. His strike rate was the most impressive part.

Parvez Hossain Emon (Fortune Barishal)

Matches: 9 | Runs: 233 | Strike rate: 130.89 | Fifties: 1 | Hundreds: 1 | Best: 100*

Emon had a groundbreaking tournament. He scored a fifty in his first game before smashing a 42-ball ton to trump Rajshahi’s 220. His unorthodox way of power-hitting caught the eyes of many.

Mushfiqur Rahim (Beximco Dhaka)

Matches: 10 | Runs: 287 | Strike rate: 112.10 | Fifties: 1 | Best: 73*

Mushfiqur was one of very few national cricketers in Dhaka squad. He held the team together when Dhaka were stuttering to find a win. Eventually, he took his team to Qualifier 2.

Yasir Ali Rabbi (Beximco Dhaka)

Matches: 9 | Runs: 294 | Strike rate: 124.57 | Fifties: 2 | Best: 67

The man who consistently performed with the bat in Dhaka’s turnaround was Yasir. He had proper balance in power-hitting and proper cricketing shots.

Mahmudullah Riyad (Gemcon Khulna) (captain)

Matches: 10 | Runs: 274 | Strike rate: 129.85 | Fifties: 1 | Best: 70*

The winning captain once again proved why he is the perfect man to lead a T20 side. Initially, he was struggling for form. He soon picked up runs as Khulna emerged stronger as favourites.

Shuvagata Hom (Gemcon Khulna)

Matches: 7 | Runs: 72 | Strike rate: 184.61 | Best: 32* | Wickets: 10 | Economy: 6.67 | Best: 3/13

Shuvagata might be a surprise name but his contributions have been undeniable with both bat and ball. The strike rate and economy say it all.

Robiul Islam Robi (Beximco Dhaka)

Matches: 8 | Wickets: 13 | Economy: 6.94 | 5-fors: 1 | Best: 5/27

The unsung hero of Dhaka, off-spinning all-rounder Robiul. Although he did not have much to say with the bat, his bowling efforts was the best among all spinners. He was the only spinner in top ten wicket-takers as well as the first in the tournament to take a five-wicket haul.

Mustafizur Rahman (Gazi Group Chattogram)

Matches: 10 | Wickets: 22 | Economy: 6.25 | Best: 4/5

The Fizz reminded everyone of the old days. His average 11.04 shows how lethal he was. He was the spearhead of the Chattogram attack, which bundled teams for sub-100 twice.

Shoriful Islam (Gazi Group Chattogram)

Matches: 10 | Wickets: 16 | Economy: 8.00 | Best: 3/27

Mustafizur’s partner Shoriful was one of the most impressive U19 players. He was the joint third highest wicket taker of the tournament. To be mentioned, his aggression was standout.

Shohidul Islam (Gemcon Khulna)

Matches: 8 | Wickets: 15 | Economy: 7.63 | Best: 4/17

Shohidul, the hero of the last over against Chattogram in the final, defended 15 to give his side the championship. He may not be pacy but his back of the hand slowers deceived many batsmen,

Akbar Ali (Beximco Dhaka) (12th man)

Matches: 10 | Runs: 171 | Strike rate: 150.00 | Best: 45*

The U19 World Cup winning captain unleashed his hitting skills for Dhaka. He once hit Nazmul Islam Apu of Khulna for four sixes in an over.

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