BPL 2016: 6 overseas players to watch out for
The 4th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League is underway and it promises to offer yet another cracking season of T20 cricket. The previous edition, which took place after a gap of nearly 2 years, ended up being quite a success with Comilla Victorians taking home the crown in the final against Barisal Bulls.
While nearly all of the Bangladeshi national players are featuring in the tournament, the focus is likely to be on the exploits of the overseas players. Everybody expects the Gayles, the Bravos, the Sangakkaras and the Russells to fire but some of the lesser-known overseas names also have the ability to take the tournament by storm.
Here are 6 overseas players one would have to watch out for during the 2016 BPL:
#6 Nicholas Pooran
Young West Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Nicholas Pooran, is one of the most exciting young talents in world cricket at present. The swashbuckling southpaw has already shown his potential with the bat with some blistering knocks in the Caribbean Premier League.
Pooran made everyone stand up and take notice of his potential in the 2016 edition of the T20 tournament by scoring 217 runs at a thunderous strike rate of almost 200. His exploits managed to earn him a maiden call-up to the West Indies T20I team, although he has not been able to make his opportunities count so far.
The 2016 BPL provides Nicholas Pooran with an ideal platform to showcase his skills as he will be playing in conditions slightly different from what they are in his country. The 21-year old, who will play for Khulna Titans, is certainly one of the overseas players that we must keep an eye out for.