The maiden voyage of Rajshahi Kings at last BPL season was both inspiring and exhilarating. At their first run, Rajshahi reached the very last game of the tournament and became Runner-up. Rajshahi made it count in the most impressive way one could think of. They defied all the odds, silenced all the critics and made to the touching distance of the finish line. There was a great mix of experience and youth in the team and Rajshahi will look forward to take the crown this time with their spirited team.
In this regard, Mushfiqur Rahim’s inclusion has been one step forward to the glory. Mushfiqur, Test Captain of Bangladesh National team, has been one of the most reliable batsmen in BPL also. He has amassed a massive 1172 runs in 42 matches, which is the highest for any batsman in BPL history. Last year he also enjoyed brilliant form and was among the top five run scorers in the competition.
One of the most seasoned campaigners in Bangladesh cricket, Mushfiqur has been carrying Bangladesh middle order for nearly a decade. He scored the first double century for Bangladesh back in 2013. Over all , he has five Test and four ODI centuries. Not typically destructive, but Mushfiqur can certainly destroy the opponent in T-20s. His strike rate of 124.4 is the testimony to this statement. Mushfiqur has also some overseas experience with T-20s, having played for Karachi Kings in PSL.
Mushfiqur plays another significant role keeping the stumps for his country, teams and clubs. Country’s most successful keeper by distance, his presence behind the stumps is another blissful tonic for the team. Inspiring from the team from behind and leading from the front, Mushfiqur Rahim is certainly one of the most complete packages of BPL. Rajshahi Kings is eagerly waiting for his effort once again.
The patron and well wisher of Rajshahi Kings, honorable state minister of foreign affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam, M.P. had a few words about Mushfiqur Rahim’s inclusion to the team,”I welcome Mushfiq into Rajshahi Kings. undoubtedly he is the most dependable player and his inclusion makes Rajshahi Kings as strong as any other team. I, along with millions Rajshahi Kings fans look forward to his fearless batting display and as effective contribution behind the stumps!”