Three Bangladesh Cricketers Listed In Draft For LPL 2023

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We are set for another T20 League, and it’s time for Sri Lanka to have its fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League. LPL 2023 invites players from all over the globe, and the stage is set for young players to showcase their talent.

With the T20 World Cup on the cards next year, the T20 leagues become more important for the host countries to find an exact set of young players who can take their team to greater heights at the international level.

With players from all over the world, the local young talents get an opportunity to learn and contest with them. This will eventually help them gain the confidence to perform at a greater level.

Players from Australia, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, and Bangladesh will be present to contest for the LPL 2023 trophy. There are three listed in the draft from Bangladesh cricketers. These three players have already done well for their national team and will be a huge addition to the LPL 2023. But only one of the drafts has made it to the squad.

There has been a sort of rivalry between the Sri Lankans and Bangladesh. But now it seems to be settling down as players are participating in leagues among the countries. Let’s see who will feature in the LPL 2023.

Here are the 3 Bangladesh cricketers who were in the drafts of LPL 2023:

Afif Hossain

Afif is a left-handed batting all-rounder who bowls right-arm off-break. He made his T20 international debut in 2018 against Sri Lanka. As he got out on the second ball of his debut innings and gave 26 in just 2 overs, he was dropped.

Later in 2019, he was selected for the Tri-Nation series. In the game against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh was 60 for 6 and needed 85 runs to win. Afif, who came at eight smashed 26-ball 56 and took his team over the line. He was named man of the match for the game.

In the year 2020, he got a maiden ODI call-up and made his debut against Zimbabwe. Later he was picked for the 2021 T20 World Cup. In 2022, Afif finally had a good time when he smashed 93 to secure a famous win against Afghanistan. It was the highest score by any Bangladesh cricketer while batting at number seven or lower. Also, He smashed 85 against Zimbabwe and won the Player of the Match award as he prevented a whitewash.

Afif was not picked by any team in the draft and was also unsold in the LPL 2023 Auctions. So, he will have to wait for the next season.

Liton Das

The star batter of Bangladesh, who always performs well under pressure is the second player who was in the draft of the LPL 2023. He became the second one to not be picked from the draft, and neither picked up from the auctions of LPL 2023.

Das made his Test and ODI debut against India and T20I debut against South Africa. He smashed his first T20I half-century in 2018 against West Indies. In the final of the Asia Cup 2018 against India, Liton smashed his maiden ODI century and went on to score 121 with 12 boundaries and two sixes.

Das was named the captain of the Bangladesh team when Tamim was injured. In his tenure of captaincy, Bangladesh won an ODI series against India by 2-1.

Despite having a player like Liton in the drafts, none of the teams picked him and he went unsold in the Auctions of LPL 2023 as well.

Shakib Al Hasan

The most successful Bangladesh cricketer in the team was included in the drafts of LPL 2023. He has captained Bangladesh teams. Also, he is the current number one ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings.

Shakib has been a part of every T20 league, and he is again ready to feature in the fourth edition of the LPL 2023. Shakib was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 but could not feature as he was injured.

Now, the all-rounder is back and will try to play as many games as possible he can. He needs to stay fit before the upcoming World Cup 2023.

Shakib Al Hasan will play for the Galle Titans in the upcoming season of LPL, as he was picked from the drafts.

Apart from these, Mohammad Mithun is also one Bangladesh cricketer who will be featured in the LPL 2023. Mithun will be playing for Galle Titans only. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were also part of the auctions of the LPL 2023 but went unsold. Only two Bangladesh cricketers will get to feature in this league, and they are Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Mithun.

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