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Bangladesh players should get chance in IPL: Rohit

Published : 03 Dec 2022 08:23 PM | Updated : 03 Dec 2022 08:23 PM

India captain Rohit Sharma feels that Bangladeshicricketers should get a regular chance in Indian Premier League (IPL), giventhe fact that the country has now so many world class players who could

change the momentum of the game.

"I really hope that they get the chance. Because they are quality team andthey have quality players. I really feel, they can make a difference in theIPL," Rohit said on Saturday.

India are now in Dhaka to play a three-match ODI and two-match Test series.The series will begin with ODI series while the first match being slated atthe Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today (Sunday).

When talking about IPL, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan comes first. Though hewas a regular face in IPL, he didn't get any team last season.

Then the name of Mustafizur Rahman will come. He impressed in bowling in thefirst season and even though his performances have been up and down sincethen, the interest of IPL teams in him has not decreased.

Apart from the duo, no Bangladeshi could make their place in the IPL.Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful, Abdur Razzak, Tamim Iqbal could notmake best use of their opportunities. Last time, Taskin Ahmed got a call, buthe did not go considering his hectic schedule for Bangladesh national team.

From Bangladesh, six players-- Shakib, Taskin, Liton Das, Shoriful Islam,Afif Hossain and Nasum Ahmed-- have registered their name for the upcomingseason of IPL and Delhi Capitals retained Mustafizur Rahman.

"IPL teams have probably not started planning yet. Around the time of theauction they will start thinking, making different plans about what theywant. But I really think that they (Bangladeshi players) should get achance."