Nabi to captain Rangpur Rangers in BBPL

Former Afghanistan captain Mohammed Nabi will lead Rangpur Rangers in the upcoming Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL), according to the team’s Facebook page.

Nabi who retired from Test cricket after Afghanistan’s one-off Test match against Bangladesh, now has been playing just white-ball cricket for the country. 

He concentrates mostly on playing franchise-based cricket around the world.

Though Nabi has been a regular name in BPL, he has never lead any side in the Bangladesh’s lone franchise-based T20 tournament. Therefore, this will be the first time that he will lead any side in this tournament.

The Rangpur Rangers formed a team with relatively young players and so Nabi’s experience will be key in the side’s success.

Rangers are also in talks with Ahmed Shehzad to play for them after Shai hope’s non-availability for the tournament

The teams of BBPL however started to pick their leaders for respective side that began after Dhaka Platoon made Bangladesh’s ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as their captain.