Top players continue to perform well as BPL coming to an end

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Top players continue to perform well as BPL coming to an end

Top players continue to perform well as BPL coming to an end

17 February 2022

Author 77baji

With Fortune Barishal securing a place in the final, all eyes will be on Qualifier 2 of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League, which will feature Chattogram Challengers against Comilla Victorians. This will be held at at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday, the 18th of February. Challengers will be attempting to win their first league title after losing both of their league matches to two-time champions Victorians.

Fortune Barishal qualified for the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final with a 10-run victory over Comilla Victorians on Monday. Even as fresh talent surfaced as the tournament neared its conclusion, the top players lived up to their billing.

1. Shakib Al Hasan (Fortune Barishal)
The captain of Fortune Barishal had a poor start to the season, but he came through when it needed most, getting his team to the league's top spot. This BPL, Hasan is among the top five run scorers and wicket-takers. Add in the fact that he has won five consecutive man of the match accolades, and he's a top candidate for Player of the Tournament. Barishal have gone undefeated in their last six games and are the clear favourites to win the tournament.

2. Will Jacks (Chattogram Challengers)
The uncapped Englishman was one of the finest talents to emerge in the seventh edition of the BPL. The 23-year-old is now ranked second in the top run scorers list and has been largely responsible for leading Chattogram Challengers to the Qualifier 2 stage, hitting 398 runs at 44.22. Jacks has forged a powerful alliance with his countrymen Benny Howell, and the English combo has demonstrated enormous ability in leading Chattogram Challengers to their first title.

3. Faf du Plessis (Comilla Victorians)
Faf du Plessis, one of the best T20 players in the world, has been the driving force behind Comilla Victorians' success this season. Faf recently hammered a 52-ball in their match against Khulna Tigers, upping both his and his squad's stakes. If Comilla needs to progress beyond Chattogram, Faf will be the key.

4. Dwayne Bravo (Fortune Barishal)
Dwyane Bravo, a great all-rounder, has taken the joint-most wickets this season. Bravo, along with captain Shakib-al-Hasan, has been instrumental in propelling Fortune Barishal to the finals, and their presence makes the squad a frontrunner to win.