Dhaka pick Mushy, Shakib landed by Khulna
Beximco Dhaka secured the services of Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim after getting the first chance to call through a lottery system in the players' draft of the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup, held at a hotel in the capital today. Gemcon Khulna landed Shakib Al Hasan while Fortune Barishal secured the services of Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal in the following bids.
Bangladesh T20 skipper Mahmudullah Riyad was picked by Khulna in the second round.
All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, a Grade B player, was landed by Minister Group Rajshahi. Gazi Group Chattogram secured left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, a Grade A player.
In the second round of the draft, Liton Das went to Chattogram, Afif Hossain to Barishal and Rubel Hossain to Dhaka.
Meanwhile, Minister Group Rajshahi is the only team with no Grade A players in their squad.
Here, let's take a look at the squads of all five teams:
Beximco Dhaka: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Nasum Ahmed, Naim Sheikh, Nayeem Hasan, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Akbar Ali, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Muktar Ali, Shafiqul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Pinak Ghosh, Robiul Islam Robi.
Gazi Group Chattogram: Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Nahidul Islam, Md. Shykat Ali, Mominul Haque, Rakibul Hasan, Sanjit Saha, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehadi Hasan.
Gemcon Khulna: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Imrul Kayes, Hasan Mahmud, Al Amin Hossain (Sr.), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shamim Patwari, Ariful Haque, MD. Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Md. Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Rishad Hossain, Md Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Salman Hossain, Jahirul Islam.
Minister Group Rajshahi: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahadi Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Ashraful, Arafat Sunny, Ebadot Hossain, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, Rony Talukder, Anisul Emon, Rezaur Rahman, Jaker Ali Anik, Rakibul Hasan (Sr.), Mukidul Islam Mugdho, Sunzamul Islam.
Fortune Barishal: Tamim Iqbal, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Irfan Shukkur, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Towhid Hridoy, Tanvir Islam, Sumon Khan, Saif Hassan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mahidul Ankon, Parvez Hossain Emon, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Abu Sayem, Sohrawardi Shuvo.