Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Dhaka Dynamites have roped in England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
“We have signed Morgan for the upcoming edition of BPL considering his vast experience in shorter format cricket,” Dynamites chief executive Obaid Nizam told Cricbuzz on Sunday. “We are expecting him to be available for the whole season.”
Morgan, who led England to their first-ever men’s ODI World Cup title, will be playing alongside Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, who had led the franchise to their only title in 2016.
“We have to think about it (captaincy) because, you know, we have Shakib with us and he is leading the side for quite some time,” Nizam said.
Dhaka Dynamites have failed to clinch the title in the last two editions under Hasan despite reaching the finals.
Meanwhile, this will be Morgan’s debut season in the BPL. However, the England limited-overs skipper isn’t a complete stranger to Bangladesh’s domestic circuit, having played for Legends of Rupganj in the Dhaka Premier League, the country’s prestigious club-based 50-over tournament, in 2014.
For England, Morgan has so far played 233 ODIs and 81 T20Is, and has amassed 7,348 and 1810 runs, respectively.
(With inputs from IANS)