Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir makes historic record at the Bangladesh Premier League

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Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir makes historic record at the Bangladesh Premier League

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir makes historic record at the Bangladesh Premier League with 20 wickets as the highest wicket taker of the tournament.

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 is over as Rajshahi Royals trump Khulna Tigers in the grand final to clinch the title.

There were a number of memorable performances from the local stars, however, overseas cricketers especially Pakistanis stole the show. Mohammad Amir’s 20 wickets at 17.75 helped him finish as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

The honor was shared by three other bowlers including Bangladeshi pace duo, Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hussain and South African all-rounder, Robbie Frylinck as they took 20 wickets apiece.

This edition of BPL saw 4 five-fors, however, the best ever figures in the tournament history came from Amir, who claimed 6 for 17 in the Qualifier to power his team, Khulna Tigers, into the final. ------------------------------

Other Pakistani bowlers, including Mohammad Irfan (Rajshahi Royals), Shadab Khan (Dhaka Platoon), Wahab Riaz (Dhaka Platoon) and Mohammad Nawaz (Rajshahi Royals) played crucial roles in their teams’ success.

4 batsmen crossed the 450-runs mark and veteran Pakistani all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, was one of them.

Malik scored 455 runs in 15 innings with a best of 87 while also taking 5 wickets with the ball.

Shadab’s career-best 64* from just 41 balls along with 11 wickets at 21.81, Wahab Riaz’s career-best 5 for 8, Mohammad Irfan’s 14 scalps with a meager economy of 5.63, Mohammad Nawaz’s match-winning all-round performance in the final (41* from 20 and 1/29 in 4 overs) – although a player with a bigger stature, Andre Russel (27* from 16 and 2/32 in 4 overs), got the man of the match despite contributing less – were all some of the best performances of the tournament.