The English all-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed with Rangpur Riders, one of the finest structured team in this season, to play in the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.
The 32 year old Bopara will play under the captaincy of Bangladesh limited over skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and has expressed his pleasure for that.
Bopara said playing under the guidance of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is a matter of luck for any team.
He told while his team Rangpur Riders is taking the last hours of preparation in Dhaka before going to Sylhet, “Mashrafe is a kind of cricketer who play with his hundred percent in the field. No one in a team can sit aside lazily when a captain like him is around.”
“Mashrafe is a high class cricketer; his bowling accuracy is quite incredible. He even bats well against spinners. To have a cricketer like him is a matter of luck for any team,” Bopara said.
Expressing his eagerness to win matches for Rangpur Riders, Ravi Bopara said, “We haven’t come here to be defeated; we want to win everything. Many great professionals played in BPL. In the previous year, players like Sangakkara and Bravo adorned the tournament. Hope there will good competition this year also.”
Rangpur Riders will soon reach Sylhet where the curtain of the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will rise.