Veteran left-handed opening batsman of Bangladesh, Shahriar Nafees will play for Rangpur Riders in the upcoming season of Bangladesh Premier League. Nafees who played for Barisal and Khulna in the previous seasons, are really excited to get this chance to play for a new team.
While talking to the media on Monday, he said, “I am so much excited to get the chance to play for a new team. It’s a matter of pride that they picked me in the first call. I am thankful to the owner of Rangpur Riders.”
Rangpur Riders’ team for this season have been built with a mixture of young and experienced players. Mashrafe is the captain and Icon player of the team and he’ll have the experience of Nafees, Razzak, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Illias Sunny, Mohammad Mithun and Rubel Hossain.
Meanwhile, the master class batsman of West Indies, Chris Gayle will also play for them. On the other hand, foreign players like Thisara Perera, Kushal Perera and Samiullah Shinwari will give them the stability they want.
Nafees is also happy with his team and he thinks Rangpur Riders have such players who can take the team to a respectable place in this BPL.
He said, “We have a balanced squad and we have such players in our team who are proven as dangerous T-20 players. But nothing can be predicted in this format. We’ll try hard to put up a great show.”
Shahriar Nafees concluded, “Every team wants to play for becoming the champion. I think we should concentrate in reaching the top 4 first and then we can call ourselves more successful than the last time although the owner was different in the 4th season.”