The Bangladesh Premier League is underway and there are lots of Hero Caribbean Premier League players taking part. Here is the young West Indian talent we will be expecting big performances from over the next few weeks in Bangladesh.
Evin Lewis had a fantastic Hero CPL and we are hoping he continues that form during the BPL this year. His 97 not out against the Barbados Tridents was one of the more remarkable T20 innings in history, and if he had more runs to chase down who knows how many he would have ended up with. He is playing for the Dhaka Dynamites and has already played a match winning knock of 66 from 40 balls against the Khula Titans.
One of the breakout bowlers in world cricket, Kesrick Williams had a great CPL, taking 15 wickets at an average of 26. Each of those wickets was celebrated in the unique way that only Williams can manage, and we are hoping to see more of that at the BPL. After his success at the CPL it was great to see Williams taking five wickets in England in the limited-overs series in September.
One of the great rivalries of the Hero CPL 2017 was Chadwick Walton against Williams, and we get the chance to see this again at the BPL. Walton is playing for the Khulna Titans and will be hoping he can recreate some of his form from the Caribbean. He finished the Hero CPL as the leading run scorer and man of the tournament with an incredible 458 runs with a strike rate of 145.
Rovman Powell is a hugely exciting cricketer, and while we only saw glimpses of his brilliance at this year’s Hero CPL there is a chance for him to further enhance his reputation at the BPL. Rovman can bat, bowl and is one of the best fielders in the Caribbean. As a multi-dimensional player, he is assured of getting picked up by franchises around the world.