Will the big names of Dhaka bring them BPL glory?
It remains to be seen if all the superstars can click together to produce a title winning run for Dhaka.
Saif AL Imam ShotaEditor
The Minister Dhaka is one of the strongest teams in the eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). This time Dhaka will take part in BPL with a number of superstars owned by the popular organization Minister Group. Before the start of BPL, let us know about the players of Minister Group Dhaka.
Before the draft, 3 foreign and 1 local players had the opportunity to join the team directly. Taking advantage of that opportunity, Dhaka took Mahmudullah Riyad, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmed and Najibullah Zadran in the team.
The BCB have arranged the team of Minister Dhaka. T20I captain Mahmudullah has picked ODI captain Tamim Iqbal and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza from the draft. After the draft, Dhaka also signed the hard hitting all rounder hailing from the West Indies; Andre Russell.
Mohammad Shahzad and Fazal Haque Farooqui of Afghanistan have been included in the squad of from the foreign players in the draft.
Apart from Tamim and Mashrafe, Dhaka also included Rubel Hossain, Shubhagat Home Chowdhury, Mohammad Naim, Arafat Sunny, Imran Uz Zaman, Shafiul Islam, Jahurul Islam, Shamsur Rahman and Ebadat Hossain in the draft. At the end of the draft, leg spinner Rishad Hossain was also selected.
Dhaka spent BDT 4 crore 1 lakh in the players draft to organize the team, which is the third highest in terms of the cost of the teams. On the opening day of January 21, Dhaka will play their first match against Khulna Tigers. It remains to be seen if all the superstars can click together to produce a title winning run for Dhaka.