Kane Williamson expresses interest in playing Bangladesh Premier League: The Kiwi captain was seen in a Facebook live session with his Bangladeshi counterpart.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is among the most admired contemporary cricketers. From his brilliance with the bat to how he conducts himself otherwise is exemplary of how an ideal sportsperson should be.
Had it not been for the novel COVID-19 pandemic, Williamson would have been currently representing SunRisers Hyderabad in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
In 42 IPL matches for SunRisers Hyderabad, the right-hand batsman has scored 1,302 runs at an average of 38.29 and a strike rate of 135.06 including 12 half-centuries.
Apart from SRH, the 29-year old player has also represented Northern Knights, Gloucestershire Gladiators, Yorkshire Carnegie and Barbados Tridents in T20 competitions. Williamson was recently invited by Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.
“We have our own franchise tournament in BPL [Bangladesh Premier League]. This is one tournament where just before the tournament people here [in Bangladesh] want to see you come and play. Maybe when you’re free, will you be interested in playing BPL?,” Iqbal asked Williamson while hosting him during a Facebook LIVE session.
Kane Williamson expresses interest in playing Bangladesh Premier League
Expressing interest in playing the tournament, Williamson pointed out how hectic scheduling doesn’t allow him to play a lot of T20 leagues.
“Lovely invitation. I would be very interested if we can find the time. Looks like a brilliant competition. Heard a lot of good things. Will have to see what happens,” Williamson was quoted as saying.
Tamim Iqbal extends Bangladesh Premier League invitation, ‘very interested’ says Kane Williamson.
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Other than Williamson, Iqbal had most recently also hosted India captain Virat Kohli on his Facebook page.